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Metro State Atheists Presents Same Singleton, The Atheist Evangelist


"Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist, Patriarchs and
Penises," is a one-man "comedy in two acts"
in the form of Brother
Sam first preaching a sermon, then
leading the Bible Class.
It runs for about 90 minutes plus one
15 minute intermission.


9000 Auraria Parkway

Denver, CO, 80015

Doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets will be available for purchase at that time.  Evolvefish merchandise should also be available.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T-What it means to mean with regard to Religion.

This blog will be different for me since this one won't be loaded with facts, figures, cites and other drab blather that I normally write. This blog is about respecting religious views. Faith. An illogical belief that is devoid of proof. Where else in our discourse do we actually use this word properly? I don't mean the colloquial meaning, in sentences such as "I have faith in him/her". For instance, when has anybody (that isn't completely deranged) actually had faith in any material object? For those that do, society tends to pluck up out and have them reside in a special rooms with padded walls. Why? Because it is obvious that any unjustified and illogical belief in material objects is absurd. So then, why do we tolerate it when the faith is in something that we can not see and is not material?

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Alien Life, The Science and the Hype

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October Newsletter

Hello all!!!  Nice to be in touch with you again!  We have some new things to tell you about and to remind you of some others.   First and foremost- Saturday, October 4th.  We will are inviting all who want to join us for an atheist night out!  We will be going to see the new Bill Maher movie "Religulous" at the Regency Tamarac Square Theatre. Located at:  7777 E. Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80231 Phone number: (303) 368-9200.  We will be going to the 7:15pm showing.  The theatre asks that you arrive at least 15 mins before the showtime to allow time for getting through the ticket line.  Tickets for adults are $9.50 and students w/ valid student id are $7.00 (I don't know if this includes tax, but I doubt it).  This is an informal outing, but would like to see as many of as possible.   Secondly- This month we have two on campus events (Both of which are free).  

  1. Fight Amendment 48: Oct.

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Artificial Intelligence

If the intelligence of the human mind is the product of the a physical mind, and thusly its actions dictated by physical laws, then it is reasonable to conclude that an artificial mind of equal physical capacity would be necessarily intelligent.  This is the principle of multiple realizability (1).  For any process that produces an affect, there is no reason to assume that said process is the only means of producing the very same affect.  That a form produces or infers a specific action does not logically imply that no other form could produce the same action.  While form must play a role in considering artificial intelligence, specific form does not need to be considered.
If the activities of the mind are not purely physical, and the emergent characteristics of the mind are not solely accounted for by said activities, then it would be unreasonable to conclude that an artificial mind would be necessarily intelligent.  If the latter case is true, it may be that, while some aspects of the mind are partly or purely immaterial, others, such as intelligence, may not be.  If the a specific causal relationship can be found between every aspect of intelligence and a physical process, then the hypothesis of the immaterial mind would be falsified.  The hypothesis is worthy of some consideration because it explains everything we have observed so far.  However, even prior to falsification the scientific community should not seriously consider the hypothesis.

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Critiquing Descartes

When Descartes investigated the implications of skepticism, i.e., that because we can cast doubt on any supposition, we can never be certain that our supposition is correct, he proposed that doubting ones own existence necessarily affirms it and, thus, of at least one thing a person can be certain beyond any doubt; that they exist. In order for an entity doubt anything at all, even that it exist, it must first exist to do so. Descartes proposal is immune to the skeptics doubt because the very practice of doubt confirms it to be true. Although I would not describe myself as a rationalist, as I agree with Kant’s interpretation of a priori knowledge, I do think it solves that problem of skepticism. In considering Descartes’ proposal, I find myself wondering if it is possible to contemplate ones own existence having never experienced the reality that existence must either define or be a constituent of.

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David Grinspoon: The Science and the Hype


David Grinspoon: The Science and the Hype

This October 23rd from 3 to 5 pm, Metro State Atheists will be hosting a lecture by David Grinspoon, author of "Lonely Planets" and curator of astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, entitled

"The Science and the Hype: Why Denver Doesn't eed an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commision."

. Lucia Guatney, author of the popular blog "Splendid Elles", will be presenting Grinspoon.


Auraria Campus, North Classroom

9000 Auraria Parkway

Denver, CO, 80217

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Holy Money

The Following is a great satire by my good friend and mentor Riki Mathews


O come all Ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come Ye, O come Ye to the altar,
of the al mighty dollar
O come let us adore it
O come let us adore it
O come let us adore it
Money, and, Our Lord

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Victor J. Stenger at MSCD


Victor J. Stenger, Author of the New York Times best seller "God: The Failed Hypothesis"  will be speaking in the Turnhalle at the Tivoli on the Auraria campus on November 10th from 1:00-3:00pm.  The address is 9000 Auraria Parkway, Denver Colorado, 80217.  Check out the abstract of his talk and a short biography below. 



Victor J. Stenger


Abstract of Talk

In my 2003 book Has Science Found God? I provided a critique of contemporary claims that science supports the existence of God and found them inadequate. In this book I go much further and argue that empirical science makes a strong case against the existence a God with the traditional attributes of the Judaic-Christian-Islamic God. My argument will not be based simply on the gross absence of evidence for God. Not only is there no evidence for God, I will argue that the evidence we have can be used to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that this God does not exist. Not only does the universe show no evidence for God, it looks exactly as it would be expected to look if there is no God.

    God: The Failed Hypothesis made the New York Times bestseller list in March 2007. The paperback edition is now available, with a foreword by Christopher Hitchens and a new Postscript by the author.


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PZ Myers at MSCD

Popular blogger and biologist, PZ Myers, one of the scientists misrepresented in Ben Stein's Expelled film, will be speaking in the Tivoli Turnhall on the Auraria campus Friday, September 12, from noon until 2pm. Attendance if free of charge. His topic; "Science education: caught in the middle in the war between science and religion"


Myers has been gracious enough make time in his busy schedule to fly from Minneapolis, where he teaches at the University of Minnesota, to give this presentation.  He is a prominent critic of creationism and intelligent design.

The Auraria Campus is located at 900 Auraria Parkway, 80217.

(blog) http://scienceblogs. com/pharyngula/
(wiki article) http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/PZ_Myers

We hope to see everyone there.

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