Archive for January 2010

Added Chicago Skeptics site

In addition to the Meetup Group, there is now a Chicago Skeptics website. I added it to the Groups page.

Skepchicamp Fundraiser Photos

Here I will post links to photos for the Skepchicamp fundraiser that happened over the weekend.

– On Facebook

– Talkskepchicamp singing

One that I took of bar tricks

– We saw this VERY LARGE television across the street

Somewhere Ivan has amazing photos of the city.

Episode 003

The guest is William Brinkman of the Bollingbrook Babbler. During the call and the intro remarks we discuss Skepchicamp, and the fundraiser that happened this past weekend.

You can find the feed at Feedburner here. The mp3 for the episode is here.

The links for the episode:

William’s site: The Bollingbrook Babbler, and his Twitter feed

Skepchicamp: Site and Twitter Feed (based on Skepticamp)

Skepchicks: Site and Elyse’s Twitter Feed

Surlyramics: Site and Twitter Feed

Twitter Feeds of other people who were at the fundraiser: Chicago Skeptics, Hemant Mehta (aka The Friendly Atheist), UAJamie, Jennifurret (aka Blag Hag), Brian (Elyse’s husband), and the guy who played some guitar.

The theme is GameDay by Seraphic Panopoly, via PodsafeAudio.

Added a few new blogs

I added a couple of blogs by people in the state of Illinois on the Blogs page: The Bollingbrook Babbler and The Skeptical Teacher.

I added a Disclaimer

I added a disclaimer to the website. It is probably overkill, but better safe than sorry. I have an interview with a guest in the can, and at one point he stated that the views he was expressing were his own and not his employer. Plus my guest on Episode 2 also threw in a disclaimer during the interview. He also has a few on his website, and states that no rational person would make important decisions based on a blog post. But if people were always rational, there would be no need for disclaimers at all.

I got mine from Our Disclaimer dot com. It’s just a long-winded way of saying you are on your own. Any actions taken by you as a result of this disclaimer are not the responsibility of Everyday Freethought.

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Added a link to Skeptic Money

I added a link to Skeptic Money on the Blogs page. It is a site about atheism/skepticism and finance run by the guest on Episode 2.

The Blogs page is a page with links to blogs run by people in the atheist/skeptic/freethought movement based in Illinois and/or who are guests on the podcast.

Everyday Freethought now on iTunes

Everyday Freethought is now on iTunes. The link is here.

Edited Other States Page

The intent behind the Other States page is to have links to groups in other states that are state-wide. I had to change the entry for Arizona. There was a site called Arizona Atheists that was an actual site run by atheists. It is now run by a Christian. Either somebody changed their mind, or someone lost the domain and it now has a new owner.

It is now run by a guy who says he “used to be an atheist”. Whenever a Christian says they used to be an atheist, a red flag goes up in my head. Usually they have opinions about atheists and atheism that I do not have and other atheists I have met do not have.

This may sound like the “No True Scotsman” fallacy, but I think a lot of these “former atheists” were not really atheists. I think they were just undeclared. They never made a stance one way or the other. I think that after they become Christians, they look back and think, “I wasn’t a Christian before, so I must have been an atheist!” Not necessarily.

Episode 002

The guest is Phil Ferguson of Skeptic Money. Plus I talk about George Hrab’s visit to Chicago in November.

You can find the feed at Feedburner. The mp3 for the episode is here.

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The theme is GameDay by Seraphic Panopoly, via PodsafeAudio.

Some other links: Skepchicamp, and Edgar County, Illinois.