Robin Welch
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Robin Welch replied to EccentricSM's discussion Has anyone else been an atheist as long as they remember?
"My parents would tell you today that they believe in god, but fortunately they didn't mention that fact during my childhood. So I was allowed to be a natural child, an atheist. In 1967 I was 5-years-old and my father was sent to Viet Nam for a…"
Sep 16, 2009
Robin Welch commented on Mike Grattan's group Monterey County Skeptics Society
"Richard Dawkins is speaking at a book store in Menlo Park on October 6. I have a minivan and I'd be happy to carpool if anyone wants to go. ~~Robin in Salinas"
Sep 15, 2009
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Monterey County Skeptics Society

The Monterey County Skeptics Society is a group for skeptics, atheists, humanists, secularists, and agnostics in Monterey County, California.
Sep 15, 2009
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Sep 15, 2009

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At 12:59pm on September 17, 2009, A Former Member said…
Robin, I’m not the official welcome wagon, but I do spend a lot of time on A|N, so I’ll take the liberty to welcome you and tell you a little about the site.

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At 5:46am on September 16, 2009, John Mount said…
Hi Robin, welcome!

The Dawkins trip sounds great, but sadly that's the middle of the week and I'll be working. You might get Susan to go, though, she's very adventurous. I'll send her a message in case she doesn't see this.

I see you went to William & Mary and that you're in law. Did you know that our DA, Dean Flippo, is a W&M alum? I'm sure you did, I think he teaches at Monterey College of Law sometimes. Well anyway, he's very proud of his school, and he made me wish I had gone there!

I hope you can make one of our get-togethers sometime. We aren't that active and don't meet often, but we have fun when we do. There's also a group in Santa Cruz called 'Skeptics Without a Cause', which we associate with, and they're a lot of fun too. Let me know if you're interested in an introduction.

Talk to you later!


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