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    The strange wife-sister stories of Genesis

    Perhaps the most familiar of these stories: Abram told the Pharaoh that Sarah wasn't his wife, that she was just his sister. The pharaoh was interested in Sarah, and brought her to live with him. Abram, as the potential brother-in-law, got a lot of livestock and other valuables out of...
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    Talk Freethought seems to be doing well

    Looking at the number of visitors and posts, this forum seems to be doing better than most ‘skeptic’ oriented boards. e.g. It seems like the number of people visiting the ‘International Skeptics Forum’ has dropped to about 1/3 of what it was 2 years ago.
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    Collecting old photographs of my local area

    For about the last 8 years, I've been collecting old photos of Tulare County, California. I've pretty much lived my entire life in this area, and my mother's family has been here since the 1870s. I have a lot of fun doing research on the photos... Most of the research has been done...
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    Blade Runner 2049

    I'm a big fan of the original movie. I just assumed this sequel would be disappointing, as so many of them are. But the reviews are looking pretty good, so far. I'm getting kind of excited about it. :)
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    I'm trying to remember the name of an old Sci-Fi movie...

    It was was a low budget film, I think it was made in the early to mid 1960's. The story was set some years after a nuclear world war. A modern civilization had been rebuilt with the help of robots/androids. A lot of people were infertile due to radiation, and the lead character was afraid...
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    Facilitated Communication

    In the most recent issue of the Skeptical Inquirer (not online yet), James Randi has an article entitled The Farce Known as 'FC' (facilitated communication). I had thought that 'FC' was gone after a PBS FRONTLINE special thoroughly discredited the technique in the early 1990s. The Slate...
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    Ending of the Gospel of Mark

    The oldest versions of Mark ends at ch. 16, verse 8: Mary Magdalene, Salome and Mary the mother of James go to Jesus's tomb where they are greeted by a young man dressed in white. The man tells them: I wonder if the 'empty tomb story' was fairly new around the time Mark was written; and...
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    Bill Paxton death

    Actor Bill Paxton (61), has died of complications from surgery http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/bill-paxton-versatile-big-love-actor-dead-at-61-w468938
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    New Terminator film

    I was just watching a preveiw to Terminator Genisys. Apparently in this story, SkyNet has changed the past by sending a teminator to kill Sarah Conner when she is 9 years old. She survives but is left an orphan. A good-guy terminator sent to protect her, ends up raising her (Arnold...
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