Category Archives: How we know

Living is exhausting

MSU Billings students doing a self created and produced skit called Under the Blankets. Its about teen suicide. Part of a larger project started in Miles City where students use the dramatic arts to talk about the social and personal … Continue reading

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Samuel Clements for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The book was published in the United States in February of 1885. Samuel Clements is a candidate for humanist of the month for February for the 2016 calendar. The following is from Huckleberry Finn.  It is when Huck is thinking … Continue reading

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Whom do humanists thank on Thanksgiving?

Whom do humanists thank on Thanksgiving? Humans of course! I always thank those who made the feast possible. Article written for Billings Humanists at http://ow.ly/r3wKr.  There are two related questions over on Quora on this topic, the one is more about … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013; Skepticon 6 is underway in Missouri

Found out earlier this week that Skepticon 6 is happening this weekend in Missouri.  They are live streaming at http://skepticon.org/.  The schedule is at http://skepticon.org/schedule/.  Looks like a fun event.  Road trip next year?

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Rapture Day 21 May 2011: Shooting a grizzly bear will only make it mad.

As I write, it is 21 May 2011 in Fiji. According to Harold Campy, rapture will begin globally at 6pm at the International Dateline with a massive earthquake and tidal waves. That will be around 2 AM here in New … Continue reading

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Snow days, climate change and second order effects

It is a snow day in New York City. Again. I am enjoying it but I did grow up in Montana. This one is a little closer to what I would call a snow day, i.e. a decent accumulation where … Continue reading

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A Lagniappe on Holiday Giving

(Dateline Online)  Paypal is using social network technology to promote nonprofits using viral marketing.  Very interesting.  Also interesting is the use of micropayments both on the Regift the Fruitcake site and at a handful of the nonprofits.  Technology driven change … Continue reading

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Life, Limits and You Are Here

(Dateline – Sol 3) One of my life changing moments was reading the book Limits to Growth (1972) when I was in high school. It wasn’t an “ah ha” moment like reading the Milgram experiments. It was, as later in life I learned … Continue reading

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Danny’s 2009 Giving Season List

(Dateline Sol 3.)  As Christmas shopping moves into full swing and with the anniversary of my birth coming up, the question of what to buy me for a present that would “wow me” came up earlier this week.  In a … Continue reading

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Annual Evergreen Sacrifice Begins in NYC

Dateline New York City.  Christmas preparations are underway on Broadway in New York City as the annual sacrificing of the evergreen trees ramps up.  An ancient pagan tradition going back millennia as part of the annual festivities designed to counter … Continue reading

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