Do 60% of People Misgender Trans People to Insult Them?
March 21, 2019 by

Recent news reports claimed that most people intentionally disrespect transgendered individuals by calling them by something other than their preferred gender pronoun. For example one piece began: “Three in five people internationally report that they would intentionally misgender a transgender person, according to a recent survey. Ipsos found that only two out of five people …

Introducing the Translations Project
February 25, 2019 by

The Books of Richard Dawkins, Professionally Translated for Free Access in the Muslim World “I want to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian worldview happens to be true, but that it is the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence.” Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker In many …

Trump Undermines Science Education with ‘Bible Literacy’ Tweet
January 28, 2019 by

President Trump’s endorsement of unconstitutional religious classes in America’s public schools was condemned by the Center for Inquiry for undermining secular science education. In a tweet sent Sunday, President Trump announced “Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!” “This is one …

Point of Inquiry is back with new hosts and new episodes!
January 28, 2019 by

Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry’s flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time engage in deep conversation about the big questions in science, religion, politics, and culture. Launched in 2005, when podcasts were still a new phenomenon, Point of Inquiry pioneered the medium with engaging, long-form conversation, featuring an incredible variety …

Indiana Anti-Evolution Bill Would Indoctrinate Students in Creationism
January 14, 2019 by

Creationism would be taught in Indiana public schools, indoctrinating students with biblical literalism, if Senate Bill 373 becomes law. The Center for Inquiry (CFI)—which advocates for reason, science, and secularism—has promised to take all necessary legal measures to oppose the bill’s passage or implementation. Senate Bill 373 would permit Indiana public schools to teach “creation science” as …

National Geographic TV Taps CFI’s Independent Investigations Group to Rebut Flat-Earthers
December 12, 2018 by

Axial tilt is the reason for the season, but for far, far too many Americans, our Pale Blue Dot is a two-dimensional one. This week, National Geographic Explorer covered the flabbergasting (and to skeptics, deeply frustrating) phenomenon of the Flat Earth movement. “We’re not monkeys floating on a ball in space,” asserted one flat-Earth believer. And to …

Physicist Summits Everest for Girls in STEM
July 19, 2018 by

I interviewed physicist Dr. Melanie Windridge, author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights, last year for a Special Report on the CFI website. No armchair-ridden ivory tower egghead, Windridge is a veteran of days-long treks and wilderness expeditions. Her website features photos of her summits, and her book contains many compelling first-person adventures in Iceland, …