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MISkeptics April Get Together: The Idea of a Basic Income

Our special guest this month is MISkeptics member and contributor Marc Stemmer. Marc has extensively studied the philosophy and practice of a Basic Income and will present his research. We will learn the positives, the negatives and clear away the hype associated with it.

Nelson Mandela for our January Get Together

On Saturday, January 18 at 1:00 PM, we’re teaming up with Minority Atheists of Michigan to talk about Nelson Mandela. We will cut through the hype and hyperbole and learn the facts of his life and work. We will learn about the good and the bad and decide for ourselves who he was.

Tomorrow: The Michigan Skeptics Get Together!

Tomorrow, Saturday October 19th at 1:00 PM we are going to watch Kumaré.

The First Get Together of 2013!

This month we welcome back Peter Sinclair of Climatecrocks.com to update us on the science and politics of climate change/denial. He was last with us two years ago and there’s a lot to be updated about.

So We Had This Birthday Party…

It’s been two years, and we’re celebrating our birthday in style. It’s a party and everyone was invited. We got well wishes from around the globe. It’ll be great to see what happens in the next two years.

Debate: Is Christianity Good For American Politics?

CFI Michigan is hosting a debate between two prominent authors and political commentators, Dinesh D’Souza and Susan Jacoby. The topic for the debate is going to be ”Is Christiantity Good for American Politics?” When: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain NE, Grand Rapids, MI Cost: TBD Join us for a […]

The Facts Behind The Kony 2012 Video

Last week Invisible Children, a non-profit organization founded and head by film maker Jason Russell, released a 30 minute documentary video called “Kony 2012″. The documentary details a Ugandan warlord/rebel named Joseph Kony and the crimes he has committed against civilians and children. The documentary video went viral in a few days with over 37 million views. But how does the documentary do on getting it’s facts straight about him?

The Sad State of NASA’s Information and Cyber Security

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology by Paul K. Martin, Inspector General for NASA revealed the ongoing issues with NASA’s Security efforts. He highlighted five issues of main concern, Lack of full awareness of Agency-wide IT security posture; Shortcomings in implementing a continuous monitoring approach to IT security; Slow pace of encryption for NASA laptop computers and other mobile devices; Ability to combat sophisticated cyber attacks; and Transition to cloud computing.

U.S. Court Rules Part of DOMA Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, a Bush appointee judge, has rules a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The ruling came down Wednesday in San Francisco in the case Golinski v. United States Office of Personnel Management. Karen Golinski, the Plaintiff in the case is a staff attorney for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dominionism: Conspiracy Theory or Actual Movement?

Is Dominionism seriously influencing the Right wing of this nation? Is there really Dominionism in the first place? We try to take a look at Dominionism and Christian Reconstructionism and try to find out what is really affecting the GOP.