Jan 3rd will have at least 8 of
us so far at the Jarrettown Inn at 12:15. One topic to discuss
there, Howard W. will bring along his middle school child who plans on
doing a proper test to answer the question, "can people sense
(paranormally) if they are being starred at?". Another thing needing
more discussion is CSICOP pulling out support for the 2003 Science
Teachers convention in Philadelphia.
Keep open Jan 18th 2pm in the W2-48 room of the
West Building at the Community College of Philadelphia: Dr Barrie R.
Cassileth will speak about Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. She is
from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and is said to be a great
speaker and a real authority on the subject.
Thanks to Jack Rohr's planning, the Winter Solstice party was a lot of
fun. We had a great assortment of food and drink. Elaine Brody not
only was the winner of Tom Napier's Skepticology contest, but had one
of the goofiest holiday decorations. Greg Lester won the
"King of the Leiter Bashers" award which
included a congratulatory statement from Leiter's wife. Filling the
musical gap by the absence of Wisdom's musical trio was skilled bag pipe
player, Jeff Clarke. Other music included some excellent Xmas song
parodies. KYW reporter Tony Romeo MCed a rousing contest
of "Skepardy" complete with sound effects. Leiter demonstrated his small
reciprocating alcohol powered motor and some neat gifts were exchanged.
If you look at:
The Phoenixville area school district has been
under pressure to add "intelligent design" as "an alternative to
evolution". Anyone who wants to help jump in the fray, give me a
There is plenty of repartee, debating, mocking,
reporting, kvetching, wise cracking and soul searching always going on at
a happy new year to all,