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The Hook Sinks Deeper
October 10, 2019 ·


Trump is apparently obssessed with administering polygraph tests to White House staffers in order to root out those who would dare betray him to the Deep State. Like many things this president obsesses over, polygraphs are junk science. Why are Republicans, who are happy to let Trump do and say whatever he wants, no matter …

What Gorsuch Giveth…
October 10, 2019 ·


…Gorsuch will almost certainly taketh away. This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a series of cases all focused on one particular issue – does Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit employment discrimination against the LGBT community? Like many cases that come before the Supreme Court bench, there’s …

Something to Cry About: Investigating a “Miraculous” Eye-Con
October 9, 2019 ·


At the request of the Toronto Sun, on September 3, 1996, I drove to Canada to investigate a “weeping icon.” It would prove not to be really weeping and was not a true icon, only a print, but I am getting ahead of an interesting series of adventures in my career as a “miracle detective.” …

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CFI Kenya: Promoting Humanism, Free Inquiry, Critical thinking, and Skepticism Through Library Projects
October 7, 2019

Editor’s note: CFI Kenya, one of the Center for Inquiry’s international branches, is a source of incredible pride and inspiration, running initiatives such as the Humanist Orphans program, a campus outreach office at Maseno University in Kisimu, and the Ron Lindsay Library, named for CFI’s former president and CEO. This article comes from CFI Kenya’s …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Support the Scientific Integrity Act
October 3, 2019

Dear Friend of CFI, Not only has the Trump administration been deliberately attacking the integrity of science in government, it’s been trying to undermine the value of objective fact itself, endangering our democracy – and the planet –  in the process. That’s the conclusion from a report issued yesterday by New York University, and why we’re asking …

TAKE ACTION: This Flu Season, Give the Gift of Vaccine Education
October 1, 2019

Dear Friend of CFI: Flu season is upon us. Each year, this nasty virus infects millions of people, making them feel absolutely lousy. But that’s not the worst of it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza causes the deaths of 12,000 to 79,000 people annually. And this is just one of …

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TIES GETS TO 50: Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science Celebrates its 50th State
October 4, 2019

On August 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States of America.  And on November 2, 2019, Hawaii will become the 50th state to host a workshop by TIES, the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science! Launched in 2015 by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, now part of the Center …

Free Inquiry: Ex-Muslim Women Defying Oppression
September 25, 2019

The latest issue of Free Inquiry magazine features a stirring and defiant essay from Zara Kay, collaborating with Peter Clarke, telling of the crushing oppressiveness of blasphemy and apostasy laws in parts of the Muslim world and how those laws victimize women in particular. Women in these countries, already restricted in how they dress, what …

Consumers Feel “Scammed” by Walmart and CVS over Homeopathic Fake Medicine, Survey Shows
September 17, 2019

Survey Respondents Lose Trust in Megaretailers, Express Confusion and Betrayal, Favor Clearer Labeling Being presented with the facts about homeopathic products leads Americans to lose significant trust in the two largest drug retailers, Walmart and CVS, both of which are the subject of a lawsuit over their sale of homeopathic fake medicine alongside science-based remedies. …