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Scrap It Altogether
June 19, 2019 ·


There’s new material from CFI’s Translations Project: The Arabic translation of Richard Dawkins’ River Out of Eden is now available in EPUB and PDF formats. (MOBI format coming soon.) Free, of course. Alex Jones says someone planted child pornography on Infowars servers, which is of course possible. He then set a $1 million bounty to …

Ham’s Sham
June 17, 2019 ·


How can you honestly expect the atheist community to get behind your project when the building and structure of your ark is so vastly different from Noah’s ark? Noah could follow simple instructions. Why wouldn’t you heed God’s word?

What you did is like doing Civil War reenactments with assault rifles and Kevlar jackets. Or depicting Galileo looking at the moons of Jupiter with a 14” Celestron telescope. The Ark Encounter is so inaccurate we simply can’t take it seriously.

The ‘FBI Bigfoot Investigation’: Where’s the Beef?
June 7, 2019 ·


Breathless headlines earlier this week referred to the “FBI Investigating Bigfoot,” a clickbaity phrase if ever social media saw one, along with the promise that newly-declassified FBI files shed light on the mystery. As intriguing and sensational as it sounds, it turns out to be much ado about nothing. I’ll summarize the story, but there’s …

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News & Announcements


TAKE ACTION: Stop the Grab Bag of Quackery in Michigan!
June 19, 2019

Dear Friend of CFI Michigan, On June 20, 2019, the Michigan House of Representatives will hold a hearing on legislation (HB 4710) that permits the licensure of acupuncturists to practice a veritable grab bag of pseudoscientific treatments. This bill is virtually identical to legislation that politicians tried to ram through the legislature last year. It’s up …

TAKE ACTION: Tell New York to Repeal the Religious Exemption to Vaccination
June 13, 2019

Dear Friend of CFI in New York: In February, we urged you to tell your representatives to support legislation (A02371 in the Assembly and S02994 in the Senate) repealing New York’s religious exemption from mandatory vaccinations. Then, last month, we asked you to call for a vote before the legislature goes out of session in …

Secular Rescue Success Story: From Sudan to Kenya
June 12, 2019

Secular Rescue is a program of the Center for Inquiry that identifies those writers, activists, and everyday citizens in countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iraq who live under the threat of violence and death and provides financial and diplomatic assistance to help these them escape to safety. The Center for Inquiry’s international work for …

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Press Releases


Center for Inquiry Applauds New York for Ending Religious Exemptions to Vaccines
June 14, 2019

The Center for Inquiry applauds the State of New York for ending the religious exemption to mandatory vaccination for school-age children. On Thursday, June 13, the New York State Legislature voted to approve legislation repealing the exemption. Governor Andrew Cuomo promptly signed the legislation into law. “The Legislature allowed sanity to prevail by repealing this …

Trump HHS/HUD Regulations Cast Trans Americans As “Lesser” Citizens
May 24, 2019

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) today condemned proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would significantly roll back legal protections for transgender people. The latest regulations from the Trump/Pence administration are designed to strip civil rights from groups including women and …

WALMART SUED FOR FRAUD: Nation’s Largest Retailer Deceives and Endangers Consumers with Homeopathic Fake Medicine
May 20, 2019

Walmart is committing wide-scale consumer fraud and endangering the health of its customers though its sale and marketing of homeopathic medicines, the Center for Inquiry alleges in a lawsuit filed in the District of Columbia on May 20. CFI, an organization advancing reason and science, says the mega-retailer is deceiving consumers by making no meaningful …