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The Grim Winnowing
September 18, 2019 ·

Tim Flannery at The Guardian says climate activists like himself have failed: … the climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of the denialists have turned predatory: they are now an immediate threat to our children. … … future Earth may have enough resources to support far fewer people than the 7.6 …

Astrology and Racism
September 17, 2019 ·

There are many scientific and skeptical objections to astrology, including the fact that the constellations have shifted since astrology was devised, that many real-world tests have failed to find statistically meaningful patterns in the lives of people born under certain zodiac signs, and that there are multiple—and in fact contradictory—versions of astrology that adherents fervently …

Why Old News Is Often Fake News
September 5, 2019 ·

We’ve all seen it on social media, especially Facebook. Some friend, or “friend,” or friend of a “friend,” posts a news story. Because it’s social media, the story is often selected (by human nature and algorithms) for its outrage factor. Amid the kitten videos and funny or cute memes, the news stories most likely to …

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News & Announcements

Actress Julia Sweeney Elected to Center for Inquiry Board of Directors
September 13, 2019

The Center for Inquiry is delighted to announce the election of actress, comedian, and playwright Julia Sweeney to its Board of Directors. Beloved for decades as a performer in television, film, and theatre, Sweeney has been a singular pioneer for atheist acceptance in mainstream culture, grappling with the personal challenges of being a nonbeliever with …

Texas Messed with Us. We Will Mess Right Back.
August 22, 2019

When religious Americans get married, they can have their unions solemnized by an officiant who reflects their core beliefs and values. We believe that nonreligious Americans deserve that same right, which is why the Center for Inquiry trains and certifies Secular Celebrants and has waged and won groundbreaking legal victories in Indiana and Illinois that …

TAKE ACTION: Don’t Let Chiropractors Scam Medicare Patients
August 15, 2019

Dear Friend of CFI: Last month, a gift to the chiropractic lobby was introduced in Congress. The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 3654), introduced on July 9 by Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Tom Reed (R-NY), would force Medicare to cover all services that the chiropractic industry claims to be within its pseudoscientific repertoire and, …

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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. …

Marine Vet to Sec. Wilkie: Stop Using VA to Promote Christianity
August 28, 2019

Center for Inquiry Director of Government Relations, Jason Lemieux, decried the remarks of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, who told the Washington Times that VA hospitals were being “bullied” when asked not to display Bibles and other Christian symbols. Mr. Lemieux is a combat veteran who served three tours in Iraq as an infantryman with …

Skeptical Inquirer: In The Trenches against Fake Medicine
August 27, 2019

The Health Wars in a Special Expanded Issue Medical pseudoscience is rampant, promoted not only by obvious snake oil salesmen and self-help gurus promising all manner of cures from “natural” and “alternative” remedies, but even by vaunted institutions of legitimate science such as the World Health Organization and the National Geographic Society. In a special …