Phact reminder Jan 3rd lunch 12:15 in Jarrettown, Jan 18th alt medicine
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 call.There is plenty of repartee, debating, mocking, reporting, kvetching, wise cracking and soul searching always going on at the Phactboard:a happy new year to all,Eric Krieg