Urgest Pressure to Burst Out
August 20, 2019 ·

Texas messed with us. Our lawsuit to get the Lonestar State to allow Secular Celebrants to solemnize marriages has been rejected by a federal court. We have feelings about it, and, yes, we intend to MESS RIGHT BACK: “This decision has clarified one issue, and very starkly,” said [CFI’s Nick] Little. “If we referred to …

Bite Their Smiling Heads Off
August 19, 2019 ·

Emma Green at The Atlantic explores how LGBTQ rights are in a total muddle five years after Obergefell, which seems to have convinced many Americans that this “fixed everything.” Also, Green interviews Ben Howe, an evangelical and former RedState blogger who has soured on Trump. She doesn’t just let him make his case, though. She …

Public Scatology and Sacrilege
August 16, 2019 · 1 

I’m feeling rather punchy this morning. Let’s begin with a little civic action to prevent the subluxation of health policy. Tell your congressmonster to quash the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act: H.R. 3654 would impose false hope on Medicare patients by legitimizing useless pseudomedicine. It would endanger patients who need treatments that have been proven …

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Urgest Pressure to Burst Out

Bite Their Smiling Heads Off

Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer publishes critical scientific evaluations of all manner of controversial and extraordinary claims, including but not limited to paranormal and fringe-science matters, and informed discussion of all relevant issues. In addition to news, articles, book reviews, and investigations on a wide variety of topics, Skeptical Inquirer has a stellar stable of regular columnists on their blog.


Team Science: Building Better Science Activists with Insights from Disney, Marketing, and Psychological Research

Conspiring for the Common Good

Free Inquiry

FREE INQUIRY is the bimonthly transnational magazine of the nonprofit Council for Secular Humanism. It is the world’s largest-circulation English-language magazine for and about men and women who live value-rich lives without religion. Founded in 1980 and published bimonthly (six times per year), FREE INQUIRY (circulation averaging 30,000) features leading thinkers and activists who explore issues of critical importance to all who seek to live the good life ... in this life.


Gould’s Second Stage: Progress, Evolution, and Human Exceptionalism

Secular Humanism—a Road to Socialism?

Point of Inquiry

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.

Since 2005, some of the show's remarkable guests have included Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Howard Fineman, Sam Harris, and Francis Collins, among many, many others.


Clearing Up the Concept of Risk Assessment

Julia Sweeney on Atheism, Saturday Night Live, and Me Too

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