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, …

Pandemic Denial on Thursday’s SKEPTICAL INQUIRER PRESENTS with Carol Tavris
August 24, 2020 by

Carol Tavris: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic We see it every day: the life-and-death decisions Americans must make about the pandemic have become political rather than medical. Despite the evidence, many people still refuse to wear masks, practice social distancing, or even acknowledge that the virus exists. This Thursday, August 27, at …

Viva la Evolución! TIES Introduces Evolution Lessons en Español
August 21, 2020 by

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) helped teachers stay engaged with their students by providing free guided lessons in evolution for both middle and high school students. When the virus stood in the way of teachers’ opportunities to gather in person for training and collaboration, TIES brought its widely-acclaimed workshops online with …

Freethought and Women’s Suffrage: Wednesday’s CFI INSIDER Online Event
August 21, 2020 by

One hundred years ago, women across the United States finally won the right to vote after decades of activism and struggle. The role of freethought and religious skepticism in that struggle has been whitewashed out of the history of women’s suffrage, when in fact secularism was a driving force. This Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm ET—the …

The Society for Science-Based Medicine Joins the Center for Inquiry
August 17, 2020 by

The Society for Science-Based Medicine was formed in 2013 to serve as a community for experts and advocates working to support evidence, science, and consumer safety in health care, and to fight back against the creep of pseudoscience and quackery.  Their cause has never been more vital than it is right now, as the world …

Woman Suffrage at 100: Freethought, Religion, and the Fight for Women’s Equality in ‘Free Inquiry’
August 11, 2020 by

Free Inquiry magazine commemorates the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage with a special issue on the legacy of the activists who fought for change, the role of religion in resisting women’s equality, and how the suffragists’ victory paved the way for the advancement of American secularism.  God and Woman Suffrage: Historian Sue Boland looks at how the …

CFI Fights to Keep Religious Schools from Raking in Billions from Pandemic Relief
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August 6, 2020 by

If you’re a parent of school-age kids, you already know how hard the next few months are going to be.  Our public education system is facing unprecedented challenges as teachers, administrators, students, and parents prepare to reopen schools during a global pandemic. Public schools are already hurting for resources, but even at this time when …