Do Not Interact with This Person
September 29, 2020 by

Tonight, tonight, toniiiiight! Oh-oooohhhhhh! The super-awesome Bertha Vazquez, director of our Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science, is the guest on CFI Insider. 7pm ET! Zoom! Register now! It’s free! What you watch afterward, well, that’s up to you. Nathan Lents posts the video of his Skeptical Inquirer Presents event on his blog…and adds footnotes and …

Steeped
September 28, 2020 by

Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court is indeed Amy Coney Barrett. Emma Green at The Atlantic: “Barrett’s nomination is the culmination of a decades-long strategy to advance judges steeped in a conservative judicial philosophy … No matter what happens in November, the conservative legal movement won.” The Post runs down some of her more problematic …

We Do Some Nudity, We Do Some Blasphemy
September 25, 2020 by

Our crack web team already has last night’s Skeptical Inquirer Presents posted online! So if you missed the live event with Nathan Lents, as he disemboweled the claims of Intelligent Design, no worries. You may now enjoy it at your convenience. Behold, as the anti-vaxxer machinations of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Children’s Health Defense …

All the Properties of a Parasitic Virus
September 24, 2020 by

TONIGHT we got Nathan Lents, he of Human Errors fame, on the latest Skeptical Inquirer Presents! Register free right here. And look! The latest Point of Inquiry podcast has Rev. Barry Lynn, former head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State! That’s what you call a good get. Yesterday, CFI’s Nick Little was …

Virtual Nobodies
September 23, 2020 by

Hey, what are you up to Tuesday night? Yeah, I know, the first presidential debate. Whatever. Before you put yourself through that trauma, though, howsabout you tune in for something hopeful and enlightening? September 29 at 7pm ET, the next CFI Insider live online event brings us the great Bertha Vazquez, director of our TIES …

Religious Liberty Rock Opera
September 22, 2020 by

CFI’s legal director Nick Little expressed better than any of us could just what Justice Ginsburg meant to our secular-skeptic-reality-based movement. “When the majority of the Supreme Court lurched to the right, permitting religious exemptions that would harm innocent parties, the Notorious RBG held firm in her belief that justice demands that a person’s faith …

The Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Battle to Come
September 21, 2020 by

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a painful blow, particularly for those whose rights she so steadfastly and eloquently defended—and this very much includes the United States’ rapidly-growing nonreligious population. For her entire career, Ginsburg championed equality and religious neutrality, and exposed discrimination and Christian privilege for the injustices they are. Everyone at …

May Her Memory Be a Blessing: On the Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 21, 2020 by

We lost a friend Friday night. And, as a movement, we in the secular, pro-science, reality-based community don’t have a lot of friends in positions of power. Certainly not friends like Justice Ginsburg. For issues at the core of our mission here at the Center for Inquiry, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was more than a …

Richard Dawkins to Honor India’s Javed Akhtar, Defender of Reason and Secularism, in Live Online Event October 24
September 21, 2020 by

Their work has inspired and enlightened millions of people around the world and across generations. Their passionate advocacy for reason and their unapologetic questioning of religion and superstition have broken taboos and changed the cultural landscape.  On October 24, these two champions of science and secularism will come together for the first time, as evolutionary …

CFI Applauds Virginia for Rejecting Religious “Get Out of COVID Vaccine Free” Card
Office of Public Policy
August 25, 2020 by

Today, lawmakers in Virginia acted to protect public health and uphold secular principles by rejecting legislation that would have created a dangerous and medically unjustifiable religious exemption to emergency immunization orders issued during a public health emergency.  Alerted to the bill’s introduction during a special emergency session of the Virginia State Legislature to address the …