The Trump Administration’s Assault on Science and Secularism
Office of Public Policy
October 30, 2020 by

Elections have consequences. The suppression of scientific data. A task force to enforce religiously based discrimination. Scientific experts sidelined. Public funds funnelled to religious organizations. We could go on. The president of the United States alone, through the power of executive orders and the policies of federal agencies, can have an enormous impact on issues …

Check Your B.S. Detector with John Petrocelli on the next Skeptical Inquirer Presents, Nov. 5
October 26, 2020 by

John Petrocelli: Persuasive Bullshitters and the Insidious Bullshit Hypothesis Please pardon our language for a moment, but, what’s up with all the bullshit? (In the scholarly sense, of course.)  Thursday, November 5 at 7pm ET, on the next Skeptical Inquirer Presents live online event, psychology professor John Petrocelli will deliver the hard truth about bullshit and why …

Eddie Tabash on the Stakes for Secularism at the Supreme Court: Thursday on CFI Insider
October 22, 2020 by

Eddie Tabash: SCOTUS v. Separation of Church and State If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, what will become of the wall of separation between church and state? Find out on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm ET, on the next CFI INSIDER live online event, as Eddie Tabash delivers the …

Sasha Sagan on Finding Meaning without Religion on the Next SKEPTICAL INQUIRER PRESENTS
October 1, 2020 by

Sasha Sagan: Rituals for Non-Believers We don’t need religion to give our lives meaning, so how do we find it? Thursday, October 8 at 7pm ET, on the next Skeptical Inquirer Presents live online event, Sasha Sagan will join host Leighann Lord to give us a little help on our quest for meaning in the cosmos. Inspired by the work …

Evolution is for Everyone! Tuesday on CFI Insider, Bertha Vazquez Talks TIES
September 22, 2020 by

Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm, on the next CFI Insider live online event, get to know the driving force behind the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science, Bertha Vasquez. TIES is a jewel in the crown of CFI and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, giving teachers the tools and skills they need to …

The Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Battle to Come
September 21, 2020 by

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a painful blow, particularly for those whose rights she so steadfastly and eloquently defended—and this very much includes the United States’ rapidly-growing nonreligious population. For her entire career, Ginsburg championed equality and religious neutrality, and exposed discrimination and Christian privilege for the injustices they are. Everyone at …

Join Richard Dawkins Live Online with Dawkins Award Winner Javed Akhtar Oct. 24
September 18, 2020 by

You’re invited to join Richard Dawkins, along with supporters of reason and science from around the world, for a special live online event as the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award is presented to India’s Javed Akhtar on Saturday, October 24.  This special virtual ceremony will be streamed live over Zoom, hosted by Richard Dawkins himself. Javed Akhtar will formally …

Intelligent Design and Science Denial: Nathan Lents on the Next SKEPTICAL INQUIRER PRESENTS
September 14, 2020 by

Evolution Only Breaks Things: The Science Denial at the Heart of Intelligent Design Thursday, September 24 at 7pm ET, on the next Skeptical Inquirer Presents live online event, biologist and bestselling author Nathan Lents will join host Leighann Lord to turn the tables on Intelligent Design, revealing a movement that denies science and ignores evidence.  “Intelligent Design” is the …

We’re Not Backing Down from Walmart
September 11, 2020 by

The next step in our case against Walmart and homeopathy. Snake oil profiteering has emerged as a genuine crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, exemplifying what we at the Center for Inquiry have been saying for years: Pseudoscientific medicine is dangerous, and those who profit from it must be held accountable.  That’s why we launched our groundbreaking …

Calling Out “Viral BS” on the Next SKEPTICAL INQUIRER PRESENTS with Seema Yasmin
August 31, 2020 by

Seema Yasmin: Viral BS—Medical Myths and Why We Fall For Them It’s always been challenging for non-experts to distinguish factual medical information from misinformation and pseudoscience, and the pandemic has only raised the stakes for getting it right. The fomenting of distrust of science and expertise only makes matters worse. What can we do? Thursday, …