PragmaticallySkeptical (in KCMO)
Posted: 07 February 2006 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello, CFI World!  I live in Kansas City, Missouri.  When I look out my window at night, I’m looking right into Kansas.  The place that redefined science just so’s they could finagle a way to get god into the science classroom.  It’s unfortunate.

I currently define myself as a pragmatic, skeptical, iconoglastic, absurdist geek.

There are a lot of sketicism forums out there, but what I like about this site is there’s a much greater emphasis on doing things a achieving real change.

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Posted: 07 February 2006 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hello, CFI World!  I live in Kansas City, Missouri.  When I look out my window at night, I’m looking right into Kansas.  The place that redefined science just so’s they could finagle a way to get god into the science classroom.  It’s unfortunate.

I currently define myself as a pragmatic, skeptical, iconoglastic, absurdist geek.

There are a lot of sketicism forums out there, but what I like about this site is there’s a much greater emphasis on doing things a achieving real change.

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Posted: 09 February 2006 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Welcome to the CFI discussion forums. They are beginning to take off. Are you involved in any of the skeptical and humanist activities in KCMO?

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Posted: 09 February 2006 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well, a ilttle bit.  There’s a local organization known as the Community of Reason:
http://www.communityofreason.net/

I’ve been to a few meetings.  I’m going to the meeting this Sunday for their Darwin Day Lecture.

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Posted: 09 February 2006 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Ever go to Joplin, MO?  I live about an hour away from there.  Your state probally lost alot of money when oklahoma got the powerball.  Welcome to cfi! Finally somebody close.

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Posted: 10 February 2006 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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There’s a podcast all about skepticism that I love called Skepticality.  In fact I think that’s where I heard of the Point of Inquiry podcast from.  Skepticality has a frappr map group called “Skepticality Listeners”.  According to it, there’s a listener in Wichita Kansas.  Of course, google maps tells me that Wichita and Joplin are 189 miles apart, so I don’t know if I’d call that “close”, but… it’s better than nothing. smile

I think maybe PoI should get a frappr map if they haven’t already. I mean, on the one hand, I’ll grant that the whole idea is perhaps a tad juvenile, but on the other hand, it can be comforting to know “I am not alone… although I am the only one within a couple hundred miles…”  Also I think most adults are a lot more juvenile than they’re willing to admit to themselves. smile

a link to the Skepticality frappr map:
 

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Posted: 08 April 2006 06:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hi Prag,

I’m new to the forum as well and live in KC, MO.  I too literally look out my window into Kansas.  Maybe we’re neighbors!

I am interested in a local group as well.  I’ll check out the link you posted- perhaps we’ll meet sometime.

Take care.

PS I just frappred myself.

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Posted: 13 April 2006 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’ve acttually met face to face with another atheist, but they were gay.  I didn’t like their type of hate of christianity, so I didn’t talk that much to them.

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Posted: 13 April 2006 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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[quote author=“theatheistheretic”]I’ve acttually met face to face with another atheist, but they were gay.  I didn’t like their type of hate of christianity, so I didn’t talk that much to them.

That can happen sometimes, but not all the time.  In my area, it seems many of the atheist/free thinkers are interested in the Da Vinci Code.  I’m thinking, “why does this matter, exactly?”

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Hi Prag,

I’m new to the forum as well and live in KC, MO. I too literally look out my window into Kansas. Maybe we’re neighbors!

I am interested in a local group as well. I’ll check out the link you posted- perhaps we’ll meet sometime.

Cool. smile

Here are two local meetup groups I recently found out about:
 
 

My name’s Isaac, btw.

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Posted: 13 April 2006 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Isaac Newton? lol

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Posted: 14 April 2006 03:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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[quote author=“theatheistheretic”]Isaac Newton? lol

Not so much. Although,as you might expect, I get that sometimes.

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Posted: 15 April 2006 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Hi Isaac,

I’ll check out those sites.  I see you over on the skepticality board as well.

Jayhox (Grant)

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Posted: 18 April 2006 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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And I thought I was first to make that joke.

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Posted: 25 May 2006 06:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Hey PW, I’m from Independence, MO. Moved away in 1975 and have barely gone back. When I looked out my window, I just saw a lot more of Missouri.

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