Hello This week I've got a few topics to cover - there's been quite a lot happening recently! And, I've also got a guest article from Al Blenney about the origins of the anti-abortion movement. We're rapidly approaching the end of the year - with Christmas and New Year celebrations just around the corner. I think most people in Aotearoa New Zealand enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation at this time of year. Of course, most skeptics won't be putting much stock in the religious aspects of Christmas (was there actually a baby Jesus? was he born on December 25th?, how do Christian myths line up with existing pagan myths and celebrations?), but it's usually an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, if you're so inclined. I'm personally heading down to Mahia Beach (with the hope of good weather) to spend Christmas with my mother, brothers and all our offspring. If you're a regular reader, you'll know that Mark, Bronwyn and I have written the weekly newsletters this year, with occasional (and gratefully received) content from others in the community. We hope you've enjoyed the topics we've written about. They're sometimes controversial, but we enjoy engaging with our readers. This is going to be the last newsletter of the year. We're taking a well-earned two week break, and Mark will be writing the first 2023 newsletter in the second week of January. 2023 is going to be an interesting year. This week it was announced that scientists in the US had achieved a nuclear fusion breakthrough, with the potential to completely disrupt energy generation in the future. I'm sure we'll have some interesting items to write about next year. Whatever you're doing this holiday season, I wish you safe travels, good weather, happy times, good health, and above all, that you remain skeptical.

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