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Elizabeth Knapp

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Elizabeth Knapp is an activist for Center for Inquiry of Fort Lauderdale and FL.A.S.H. (Florida Atheists and Secular Humanists). She is new to the “movement,” and working on a degree in Nursing while restarting the CFI club at Broward College. She is a writer for Skeptic Freethought.

 

Sagan’s Garage: An Activity Idea for Your Next Carl Sagan Day

November 16, 2012

A year ago I wrote a play called "Sagan's Garage" for our annual Sagan Day, a public event hosted by CFI of Fort Lauderdale, FLASH (Florida Atheists and Secular Humanists), and CASE (Coalition for the Advancement of Science Education) around the time of Sagan's birthday. It is a play based off of an excerpt from Sagan's "Demon Haunted World," intended to teach the children at the event the basics of skepticism. Since then I have been urged by several of my peers to share it with the secular community, so...a year later, here it is. Perhaps others will find it to be a useful educational tool as well.

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Knowing the Difference between a Counter-Protest and a Jeering Mob and How to Avoid the Latter

January 4, 2012

A few weeks before the end of the semester my Center for Inquiry Club at Broward College teamed up with our campus’s Gay Straight Alliance to go sign-to-sign with the Westboro Baptist Church. Shirley Phelps herself, the wife of Fred Phelps, attended along with a nameless brown-haired man. I learned a lot from this experience and I would like to pass this knowledge on to my fellow skeptic peers.

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101 Last Days Prophecies (1-5)

September 27, 2011

Elizabeth writes for Skeptic Freethought and started a series of articles called "101 Last Days Prophecies." She explains the story of how she came up with this idea when a classmate gave her a pamphlet of prophecies here. The following is her discussion of the first five prophecies.

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