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  • Eric Krieg
    PhACT is starting up the public lectures again. The following are some details for the 2:00 P.M. September 19th lecture in the Philadelphia area.
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      PhACT is starting up the public lectures again. The following are some
      details
      for the 2:00 P.M. September 19th lecture in the Philadelphia area.
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      Title: Creationism's Achilles Heel: the Geologic Record

      Description: Creationists use Noah's flood and a 4004 B.C. origin of the
      earth as the basis of much of their fundamentalist anti-evolutionary
      rhetoric. Their simplistic geologic view of the earth is largely that of
      the early 1800s plus a few band-aids applied to the corpse to include some
      subsequent discoveries. Specific examples from the presently known geologic
      record and the ludicrous ways creationists have tried to argue around them
      may provide the best way of sowing skeptical doubts about this growing
      anti-scientific movement.

      Speaker: Professor Donald Wise is the author of an article on
      Creationism's geologic time scale in the March/ April issue of American
      Scientist. He has taught geology at Franklin and Marshall College and
      University of Massachusetts at Amherst for 40 years and has published
      widely on structural geology, plate tectonics and planetary geology. He was
      chief scientist of one of NASA's lunar exploration offices during the first
      landing and was the founding chair of the Structure and Tectonics Division
      of the Geological Society of America.


      For directions to this meeting, please go to:
      http://www.voicenet.com/~eric/phact/directions.html
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      I close with forwarded email about weird TV shows:



      Bufo Calvin
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      July 19, 1998

      There's a lot more on this week than there has been recently...Rosie O'Donnell
      is scheduled to air her segment with author Whitley Strieber on Monday. TNT
      is running a bunch of 1970s paranormal documentaries at 9:00 AM this week.
      That was a period when you could count on going to your local theatre to see a
      Sunn Classic film that would bring you "the incredible truth" about something
      or other. The kind of thing with more question marks than quotations..."Did
      aliens create the Los Angeles freeway system? Is it possible that Bigfoot and
      the Loch Ness monster are one and the same? What reason would anyone to have
      to make something like that up?"

      Times are generally Pacific unless stated otherwise.

      TELEVISION

      THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL
      Sunday, July 19, 3:00 PM, SCIENCE OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: ALIENS, WHERE ARE THEY?
      Sunday, July 19, 5:00 PM, SCIENCE OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: INVISIBLE FORCES (remote
      viewing, etc.)
      Sunday, July 26 (one week from today), 1:00 PM, ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S WORLD OF
      STRANGE POWERS: MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD
      Sunday, July 26 (one week from today), 1:30 PM, ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S MYSTERIOUS
      UNIVERSE: ARE ALIENS TRYING TO CONTACT US? (includes the Face on Mars)

      THE HISTORY CHANNEL
      Friday, July 24, 11:00 AM, 20TH CENTURY WITH MIKE WALLACE: ARE WE ALONE?
      (UFOs)
      Friday, July 24, 4:00 PM, 20TH CENTURY WITH MIKE WALLACE: ARE WE ALONE?
      (UFOs)

      THE LEARNING CHANNEL
      Sunday, July 26 (a week from today), 6:00 PM. UFO: STORIES OF ABDUCTION
      Sunday, July 26 (a week from today), 9:00 PM. UFO: STORIES OF ABDUCTION
      Tuesday, July 28 (a week from this Tuesday), 7:00 PM, ALIEN HUNTERS (UFO
      documentary: I think it will include the recent Russian giant case, but don't
      count on it)
      Tuesday, July 28 (a week from this Tuesday), 10:00 PM, ALIEN HUNTERS (UFO
      documentary: I think it will include the recent Russian giant case, but don't
      count on it)
      Wednesday, July 29 (a week from this Wednesday), 7:00 PM, SKYWATCHERS (UFO
      enthusiasts)
      Wednesday, July 29 (a week from this Wednesday), 10:00 PM, SKYWATCHERS (UFO
      enthusiasts)

      PBS
      You can't count on any scheduling here, but look for FULL CIRCLE WITH MICHALE
      PALIN: VIETNAM AND THE PHILIPPINES (the Monty Python alum with visit with a
      psychic surgeon, among other things)

      THE SCI-FI CHANNEL
      They've increased the SIGHTINGS re-runs, although they've gotten a bit quirky
      with the schedule. Figure 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM, and 8:00 PM most weekdays.
      Sundays are typically 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

      THE SCIENCE CHANNEL
      Runs weird programming at 6:00 AM, 6:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 10:00 PM, and
      10:30 PM.

      SYNDICATED
      THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, Monday, July 20, guests include Whitley Strieber.
      The tabloids are saying Rosie suggests that she has been abducted.

      TNT
      Monday, July 20, 9:00 AM, BEYOND BELIEF
      Tuesday, July 21, 9:00 AM, ENCOUNTER WITH THE UNKNOWN (featuring Rod Serling)
      Wednesday, July 22, 9:00 AM, MYSTERIES FROM BEYOND EARTH (From the "golden
      era" of the 1970s paranormal documentary. Not only UFOs, but other things as
      well).
      Thursday, July 22, 9:00 AM, OVERLORDS OF THE UFO (a great, kind of tacky,
      "documentary", again from the mid-seventies).
      Friday, July 23, 9:00 AM, UFO (this one is something a bit different, going
      back to 1956)
      --
      best wishes,
      Eric Krieg eric@...

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