Good Landing Pads Make Good Neighbors
October 26, 2020

The chat between Richard Dawkins and Javed Akhtar on Saturday was really interesting, in ways even I didn’t expect. You can see the live-tweeting we did here. While of course largely in agreement with Dawkins, it was fascinating to get Akhtar’s perspective on some areas of either disagreement or at least nuanced difference. Oh, also, …

Kill All the Birds!
October 23, 2020

We’ve got two big events queued up over the next week for you. Tomorrow morning (well, morning if you’re in the U.S., 11am ET), it’s the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award ceremony on Zoom, where Richard himself will be in conversation with this year’s winner, Indian poet, lyricist, and screenwriter Javed Akhtar. It is not too …

My Moments with Randi…
October 22, 2020

If you’re a follower of CFI or often on this site, chances are you know who James Randi was. To call him one of the fathers of modern skepticism is no exaggeration. Randi’s life was largely a public one, and information about it can be found from many sources. I thought the New York Times …

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