Do I Have to Pay Attention to That?
July 12, 2019 ·

Now it can be told: Ricky Gervais is the 2019 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award, which he’ll accept at an event with Dawkins in London on September 3. The two will then have a live, unscripted chat moderated by Richard Wiseman. CFI members at the Planet level and above can get 10 percent off …

Shaking the Heavenlies
July 11, 2019 · 1 

It’s like a skeptic-superhero crossover event, a team-up to stop pseudoscience from destroying the multiverse…or, at least to stop people from being ripped off in this universe. CFI’s legal efforts against Walmart and CVS over their sale and marketing of homeopathic fake medicine are getting a big boost in resources and brainpower from the Stiefel …

I Left My Heart in South Dakota
July 10, 2019 ·

Former CFI president and CEO Ron Lindsay returns to the blog to weigh in on Mike Pompeo’s newly announced commission that will look at human rights through the lens of “natural law”: This is entirely the wrong approach. Before the commission has even met, it has prejudged the basis on which we can argue for …

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Do I Have to Pay Attention to That?

Shaking the Heavenlies

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.


Introduction: Nones and the Vote

Prodding Nones to Vote

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.


Why Do People Love Umami but Fear MSG?

Diving into the Lawsuit Against Walmart and Fraudulent Homeopathic Medicines

CFI Archives

A repository of the past publications and podcasts of the Center for Inquiry, and a rich history of freethought.