Maybe atheists really ARE into the paranormal and superstition…
|June 30, 2018||Posted by News under Atheism, Intelligent Design|
Otherwise how do we explain this? From Matthew Olson at Digg:
This Collaborative Map Of The Paranormal In Seattle Is The Best Thing Online This Week
Founded by Seattleites Garrett Kelly (@boontdustie) and Jeremy Puma, the Liminal Seattle map is the region’s new go-to tool for tracking “fairies, ghosts, bigfoot, time travelers, extraterrestrials, ultraterrestrials, crow conferences, sentient lawn computers, lanyard’d ogres, broccoli wizards, etc.”
The project seems fairly tongue-in-cheek, but I don’t doubt that several of the stories marked on the map are real and genuinely inexplicable to the people who submitted them. More.
Seattle? From Marcie Sillman & Kate O’Connell KUOW,
If you don’t believe in God, Seattle may be the city for you.
Ten percent of Seattle residents call themselves atheists – the highest rate among the largest metro areas in the U.S., according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
Twenty-two percent identified as “nothing in particular.” 
But then if naturalist atheists believe in panpyschism (everything is conscious) too, as — we are told — increasing numbers do, it might all make sense. Everything, it turns out, could be paranormal, including your coffee mug.
By the way, a paranormal investigator has identified a time warp in LasVegas:
Using what’s known as a “differential time rate meter,” also known as a “DT meter,” he claimed that for the first time ever he was able to record a measurement showing time had been slowing down for 20 microseconds — something that laws of physics prove should not occur. More.
And, to think, here in Ottawa we can offer you nothing but the dull old Canada Day weekend. Flags, fireworks, and beavers.
Hat tip: Ken Francis
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