skeptical - update
- People in the Philadelphia area can catch Joe Nickell March 10th - see:
A new skeptical discussion board at:
I'm forwarding the following on behalf of others:
Don Barbera <dbarbera@...>
My name is Don Barbera. I am completing my research for a book regarding
nonbelief and skepticism in the community of African descent. I am a
researcher-journalist seeking information concerning those of African
descent who are outside what is considered "mainstream" religion
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Subject: Skeptical channel on IRC
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 15:24:25 -0700
From: "Matthew" <mloxton@...>
The channel has relocated to appleslice.org
Apologies to those who got lost when it moved.
It was an auspicious time in the passage of heavenly bodies to change, and
there was some stuff about servers and bots and other stuff.
The channel is always open, but is chiefly manned between 08h00 EST and
As we get speakers , specific announcements will be made.
I have established on appleslice.ORG a skeptical channel called
If you are interested in delivering a presentation, or debating, or putting
forward a discussion point, please drop in or e-mail me with some details.
You are also very welcome to attend as an audience member.
Please let me know if you would like somebody to present a particular
subject, or have a specific presenter.
I have intentions to pester Michael Shermer, James Randi, and others, until
they agree to presenting and/or debating.
The advantages are:
1. There is no travel
2. No parking problems
3. No hotel food
4. Everything that is said is automatically logged.
5. It is possible to refer to any web site during the discussion because all
attendees are by definition online.
6. The presentation portions are moderated, so heckling is almost impossible
7. One does not have to wear uncomfortable shoes, unless one really likes
that sort of thing
The disadvantages are naturally that its all text based and one loses
perhaps some of the impact that an oral presentation may have.
I have an ircbot which serves up bible quotations as well as a growing set
of philosophical, logical, and science information.
Although it is a home for skeptics on the net, claimants are welcome to trot
out their stuff.
To get onto IRC one needs a client browser like:
mIRC www.mirc.com , or
which once you have download the free client, you enter
after connecting enter
and it will take you to the skeptical home channel.
You can use the free java by going to
http://web.ministries-online.org/believers with your browser
and selecting "Skepsis" on the drop-down menu
Note: this list is now supported by yahoo.