Jerry Shedd
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Jerry Shedd replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion Should skeptic organizations be atheist organizations? in the group Skeptical Vermont
"I attended The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas recently.  There I met members of Granite State Skeptics.  http://www.granitestateskeptics.com/ They have a robust organization and hold events applying science and reason to various claims.…"
Jul 25, 2013
Jerry Shedd replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion Should skeptic organizations be atheist organizations? in the group Skeptical Vermont
"The other side of this is: a skeptical organization should not LIMIT itself to atheism.  For example, in Vermont we see bogus claims all the time in the area of health care.  I think Skeptical Vermont can serve the community by responding…"
Oct 11, 2011
Jerry Shedd added a discussion to the group Skeptical Vermont
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A call for Vermont scientists responses

I have written responses to pseudoscientific claims in the Addison Independent and the newsletter of the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op.  More responses are needed, but I don't want to be the only one writing, and I'm not a scientist. There are false claims getting published regarding Bach Flower Therapy, dangers of cell phones, chiropractic for infants, reflexology, and other baloney. If you are an Addison County skeptic, please begin writing, and please contact any scientist you know, asking…See More
Jul 21, 2011
Jerry Shedd replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion Darwin Day in Vermont in the group Skeptical Vermont
"Today is Darwin's birthday, isn't it? When is Darwin Day?"
Feb 11, 2010
Little Name Atheist replied to Jerry Shedd's discussion Health care bills would pay for prayers and snake oil in the group Skeptical Vermont
"Thanks for posting this Jerry."
Dec 30, 2009
Jerry Shedd replied to Jerry Shedd's discussion Health care bills would pay for prayers and snake oil in the group Skeptical Vermont
"Urgent! The assault on science is still in both the Senate and House healthcare bills, and Sanders and Welch both support this gravy train for woo. http://www.scienceinmedicine.org/press-releases/ Please contact them and Sen. Leahy (whose position…"
Dec 8, 2009
Jerry Shedd replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion Is there anybody still reading (other than Don and myself)? in the group Skeptical Vermont
"Hi, Stacey, I'm in Addison County, too. I think there is a real need for a skeptical presence here. The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op sells homeopathic remedies and other snake oil. There are a number of fake healers in business here who…"
Nov 5, 2009
Jerry Shedd replied to Jerry Shedd's discussion Health care bills would pay for prayers and snake oil in the group Skeptical Vermont
"Hi, G. I don't know the schedule precisely, but I wouldn't delay. The Senate is putting its bill together this week. Check…"
Oct 26, 2009
Jerry Shedd replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion What national and/or international groups do you belong to? in the group Skeptical Vermont
"Hi, Grundgetta, I've been a member of Center for Inquiry for a long time. http://www.centerforinquiry.net/ They publish two excellent magazines, Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer. Both are thoughtful and caring. Jerry"
Oct 24, 2009
Jerry Shedd added a discussion to the group Skeptical Vermont
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Health care bills would pay for prayers and snake oil

There are two provisions of the current Senate health care bill (S.1679, Affordable Health Choices Act) that promise to increase costs and put patients at risk by ignoring science.First, insurance companies (and taxpayers, assuming that the bill applies to medicare, medicaid, and any new public option) would be required to reimburse Christian Science practitioners. (S.1679, Sec. 3103 (D) and IRS Publication 502).In 1986, 2 1/2 year old Robyn Twitchell died of a bowel obstruction when his…See More
Oct 23, 2009
Jerry Shedd joined Seven Crows's group
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Skeptical Vermont

A group for freethinkers, agnostics, and atheists in Vermont. Students and part-time residents welcome!See More
Oct 23, 2009
Jerry Shedd is now a member of Atheist Nexus
Oct 23, 2009

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At 1:46pm on May 8, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Jerry! Have a very happy birthday.
At 7:17pm on November 8, 2009, Des said…
Thanks for the kind words, Jerry - a fine welcome to you, as well!

Science, logic, and reason - these I believe. I only have faith in myself.
At 3:44pm on October 25, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus whose skeptical members like yourself recognise that religion is a great fraud and gods are nothing but superstitions of the credulous.

Terry Meaden (60+) founder of the busy group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 200 discussion topics.
We examine the world’s great questions including how life and humans, religion and faith, and everything else began.

We invite you to come and enjoy the entertaining discussions.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 5:30pm on October 23, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I see you found your way to the Skeptical Vermont group. Hope you enjoy it here.
 
 
 

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