Archive for May, 2011

After the Rapture

Posted in news on May 24, 2011 by saskskeptic

Secular and Sober: Beating Alcoholism Without AA

Posted in Event, Saskatoon on May 23, 2011 by saskskeptic

Saskatoon has a Secular Sobriety group (SOS)

Baba Brinkman-Performance, Feedback, Revision

Posted in Skeptic on May 23, 2011 by saskskeptic

Skeptics In the Pub

Posted in Event, Saskatoon on May 17, 2011 by saskskeptic
Wednesday May 25

Any time between 7:30-10:30 or later

Joey’s Only Seafood
101, 2100 8th Street E (8th & Preston)
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0V1
(306) 343.5639

Agenda

Is there something you wish you new more about? It can be a big think or a simple thing.
Bring some examples.
We need a project.  Any suggestions?
What you Missed at the Kamloops Imagine No Religion Conference.
Any issues people wish to bring up.

Saskatoon Lecture: Environmental History and the Demise of the Bison-Rethinking an Iconic Story

Posted in Saskatoon, science, Skeptic on May 12, 2011 by saskskeptic

The U of S department of History has a lecture today (May 12) from 7:00 to 9:00 at Convocation Hall.

The Department of History is hosting a special lecture with Dan Flores, A.B. Hammond Chair in Western History at the University of Montana, who will present Environmental History and the Demise of the Bison: Rethinking an Iconic Story

Regina APEGS Lecture-Wonders, Mysteries and Treasures of the Deep Sea Floor

Posted in Event, Regina, science on May 12, 2011 by saskskeptic


Public Lecture next Tuesday evening, May 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Saskatchewan Science Centre in Regina.  Dr. Steve Scott, Emeritus Professor of the Geology Department at the University of Toronto will be presenting“Wonders, Mysteries and Treasures of the Deep Sea Floor”.  Expect to see black smokers and strange life forms.

For more details see the attached poster.

CFI Saskatoon: Moderate Believers/Militant Atheists

Posted in Event on May 12, 2011 by saskskeptic

The next Saskatoon Freethinkers meetup is Sunday May 15 11:30AM at Venice House 906 Central Avenue.

When: Where:
Sunday, May 15, 2011
11:30 AM
Venice House
906 Central Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2G8

Here are some links to thought-provoking discussions of this theme (and related):

http://www.atheismresource.com/2010/accommodation-vs-confrontation
http://www.facebook.com/notes/nonprophet-status/a-newer-atheism-the-case-for-affirmation-and-accommodation/495817933710
http://thekeyofatheist.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/a-newer-atheism-just-what-we-need/

As ever, Greta Christina’s blog provides a wealth of careful, thoughtful ideas:
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2008/07/evangelical-atheism.html
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2008/07/evangelical-atheism.html
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2007/09/good-cop-bad-co.html

http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2008/11/a-safe-place-to-land.html
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2008/12/how-to-be-an-ally-with-atheists.html
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2008/12/how-can-atheists-be-good-allies.html
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2010/03/an-open-letter-to-concerned-believers.html

Finally, here’s a link to a panel discussion on the subject, featuring PZ Meyers, Richard Carrier and others:

http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/panel-one-confrontation-vs

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