Center for Inquiry Challenges Junk Science in Iowa Same-Sex Marriage Case
April 1, 2008 by

Publishers of ‘Skeptical Inquirer’ Magazine, with Coalition of Scientists, Scholars, and Institutions, Defend Exclusion of Putative ‘Experts’ Amherst, New York (March 31, 2008)— The think tank Center for Inquiry filed a joint amicus brief in Iowa Supreme Court defending the exclusion of “expert” opinions by conservative religionists and others claiming to have scientific, technical, or …

Hitchens vs. Hitchens
March 26, 2008 by

Brothers will do battle over God, politics and culture GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens, both journalists and authors, couldn’t be more different and divided. A friend to both said, “one is a conservative, traditionalist, church-going Anglican; the other a liberal, louche, drinking-and-smoking atheist.” The brothers, throughout a long estrangement and recent …

Survey shows Non-Religious Outnumber Those of Every Single Faith (But One)
March 3, 2008 by

Americans’ Faiths in Flux as More Reject Their Given Religions Amherst, New York (March 3, 2008)—The most detailed estimates to date of Americans’ religious affiliations reports that a significant portion of U.S. citizens claim “none of the above,” placing the unaffiliated second only to Roman Catholics in number. Monday’s release of the 35,000-respondent U.S. Religious …

Center Devoted to the Public’s Appreciation of Science and Humanism Expands to Include UK
January 15, 2008 by

Local Organization Inaugurates New Educational Centre in the UK Amherst, New York (January 15, 2008)—The Center for Inquiry/Transnational (CFI), an Amherst, New York based international think tank promoting reason, science, and secular humanism, has announced that it is opening an office in the United Kingdom.   The new office, based in London, will mark the …

Center for Inquiry joins in call for Presidential Debate
December 11, 2007 by

“We don’t want to concede science to other nations,” a group of Nobel Laureates says; broad coalition seeks a science and technology-themed Presidential debate in 2008 Amherst, New York (December 10, 2007)-Ten Nobel laureates, two dozen other eminent scientists, and the leaders of many of America’s pre-eminent scientific organizations and universities have joined a coalition …

Center for Inquiry Welcomes Appellate Decision Finding Faith-Based Rehabilitation Program Unconstitutional
December 4, 2007 by

Amherst, New York (December 4, 2007)-In a major ruling affecting faith-based service providers, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided today that the State of Iowa could not fund an inmate rehabilitation program called InnerChange Freedom Initiatives that was run by Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship Ministries. The court concluded that the program …

Center for Inquiry Experts Comment on Texas Science Education Standards
December 3, 2007 by

Amherst, N.Y. (December 3, 2007)-Experts at the Center for Inquiry (CFI), America’s largest think tank defending reason, science, and freedom of inquiry, were dismayed to learn that Texas has forced a distinguished educator out of her job because she spoke favorably of evolution and forwarded messages about lectures on evolution. Christine Castillo Comer, with more …

Center for Inquiry Warns that Moral and Political Debate on Stem Cell Research is Not Over
November 21, 2007 by

Amherst, New York (November 21, 2007)-The Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit think tank and leading advocate of funding for embryonic stem cell research, welcomes yesterday’s announcement that human somatic cells have been reprogrammed to have the characteristics of embryonic stem cells. "This breakthrough confirms yet again the important advances in medical science that can …

Senator Vitter Withdraws Creation-Science Appropriation Under Pressure
October 23, 2007 by

Amherst, New York (October 19, 2007)-Under pressure from The Center for Inquiry- Transnational , as well as 33 other pro-science, educational and civil-rights groups, Sen. David Vitter, R- Louisiana, withdrew a proposed $100,000 earmark Thursday that would have promoted the teaching of "creation science" in public school science classes alongside evolution. The appropriation, added to …

Center for Inquiry Files Amicus Brief in Support of Same-Sex Marriage
October 16, 2007 by

Los Angeles, CA –The Center for Inquiry is pleased to announce that the California Supreme Court has exercised its discretion to accept an amicus brief written and filed by Edward Tabash, Chair of the Center’s First Amendment Task Force, in the same-sex marriage case now pending before the Court (Case No. S147999).  The Center’s brief …