Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
June 2015 Newsletter #043
Four weeks of June report.

In June we had 2 meetings and hosted a booth at the Sioux Falls Pride Festival. One meeting was at Monks House of Ale Repute on the 6th, the second one was at Stogeez Copper Lounge on June 12th. We had very lively discussions of various religious beliefs at the Copper Lounge. Seems religion has "proven" that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Total Nonsense of course, but some people still believe that. They are in serious need of help. The evidence to the contrary is so overwhelming it's beyond refute. The Earth has been scientifically proven many times to be about 4.5 Billion years old.

We hosted a booth at the Sioux Falls Pride Festival and held drawings for 6 free paintings by local artists, drawings for 12 free copies of the DVD "Fish Out of Water," drawings for 12 free copies of the book "And Tango Makes Three," and drawings for 12 free copies of the book "How To Fake A Moon Landing." All winners received their paintings, DVD's, and books in the week following the event. It was much fun as it was last year. And we're already planning for next year.

We now have 116 members and about 148 non-members on our mailing list.

The websites are still being updated almost daily with news articles. Currently there 740 website pages with 1,755 news articles, 320 movie and course descriptions, and 170 book descriptions. We just keep growing the amount of information available on our websites. Doing that is fun too. And it seems a lot of people are reading the information. Somebody is looking at all those pages.

So far we've had 12,267 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website and roughly the same number go on to visit at one or more of our other websites. (Total visitor count is 36,945 for all websites.) Over 155,531 pages across all websites have been viewed. See the Free Thinkers Website Performance chart at Unique Visitor Chart and the NEW Total Pages Viewed Chart . They will always be the latest charts. Our unique visitor growth and the large number of pages visited indicates a continued interest in all Sioux Falls Free Thinkers websites; Free Thinkers, Atheists, Scientists, Zoologists, and Feminists.

We're also continuing to maintain a Member Websites News Links page. This page has links to all the latest news, statistics and major information pages on all our websites. Putting this one page link in your Internet favorites will give you quick access to all the latest news about Sioux Falls Free Thinkers, Atheism, Humanism, Evolution Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, Animal Intelligence, Feminism, Women's Rights, Women's Equality, the continued Abuse of Women, and where women can get help to stop domestic abuse and domestic violence. All the links are there on one page. The page makes keeping up to date with the Free Thinkers community pretty easy.

Also as a convenience for website visitors we added a Latest News All Websites page (news from the last 7 days) and a Latest Pages All Websites page. Just making it all the easier to keep up to date on the latest news and other new information on the websites.

We have Total Page Views counters for all 728 of our website pages. These are the Total Page Views going back to the very first day the websites went up. Visitors can now see the interest level people have had over time for all the different pages. (Please keep in mind that new pages will have low page counts to start.)

Our next big billboard project with 6 static billboards goes up July 6th on Minnesota Ave, and with 1 digital billboard going up on South Cliff Ave at 10th St. A second 6 static billboards will going up on West 12th St on July 20th. The theme of these billboards is to promote the value of Science and expose Science Denial. It'll be interesting to see the response the billboards create in website visits and page views. The billboards are below in a short animation.

Scientists Billboards: Sioux Falls Scientists Static Billboards

They may not be the most attractive, but to us the information is the most important thing. And the website visitors and pages viewed counts keep jumping up every time we run billboards. So pretty or not our messages are being read by the people of Sioux Falls.

To prepare for the visitors that go to the websites after seeing the Science Billboards we have created 55 new pages of information on several websites.
• On the Scientists website we have added 4 new groupings of pages: History of Science Movies, History of the Earth Movies, History of the Earth Courses, and History of Science Courses. We also added movies and courses to Evolution Science Courses and Alien Life and Deep Time.
• On the Atheists website we added 2 new groupings of pages: Pre-Monotheism History Movies and Psychology Courses. We also expanded the selections in Christian History Movies and History Course as well as in Evolution Movies and Evolution Courses.
• On the Feminists website we added one new grouping: Psychology Courses.

There are 50 new movies and courses to choose from. Should be enough to keep people thinking for a while. By the way all the movies and courses have been reviewed by the Webmaster of the Free Thinkers. We never put anything up that hasn't been watched or read at least once.

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
June 2015 Newsletter #043
Four weeks of June report.