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Spontaneous Human Combustion? Coroner Solves London Mystery
February 15, 2019


Under the heading, “Man spontaneously combusts in streets of London,” Fate magazine in late 2018 resurrected the fiery bogeyman of spontaneous human combustion. That is a pseudoscientific term for an unexplained fire injury or death. I have since followed the case to its final resolution at a coroner’s inquest, and have here placed it in …

Kick the Laity into Shape
February 13, 2019


CFI leads a coalition of freethought groups urging House Natural Resources Committee chairman Rep. Raul Grijalva to once again take up the issue of making “so help me God” optional in witnesses’ oaths: Removing the requirement to recite this clause is a long-overdue step that would bring the committee in line with the overwhelming majority of …

Outweighing Humanity
February 12, 2019


The horrified, “you’ve-gotta-be-kidding-me” reactions continue to pour in over the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant a Muslim death row inmate the chance to have an imam present at his execution. Our legal guru Nick Little writes: This basic right to a moment of solace in face of death is one granted by Alabama law, but …

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