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Bad Medicine

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Steven Salzberg writes the “Fighting Pseudoscience” column for Forbes, for which he was awarded the 2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University, and the Director of the Center for Computational Biology …

The Secular Conscience

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Susan Jacoby is an award-winning author and journalist, particularly noted for her writings on the history of American freethought. Jacoby began her career as a reporter at The Washington Post and has continued to have her articles and essays appear in numerous publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American …

The Future of CFI

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Ronald A. Lindsay has been the president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry for nearly 7 years. Prior to leading the organization, Lindsay received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, specializing in bioethics. He also studied at University of Virginia School of Law, and practiced law for 26 years before joining CFI in 2008. His …

Crank Anthropology

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Eugenie Scott is a physical and biological anthropologist, and one of the country’s leading advocates in the fight to keep Young Earth creationism and intelligent design out of public school science classes. She is the author of “Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction,” and the chair of the advisory council for the National Center of Science …

GMOs: Why Reason Doesn’t Matter

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Michael Specter is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of “Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress.” At the CFI Reason for Change conference on June 12, 2015, Specter talks about one of the most recent science-denial fads: GMOs. Specter explains how genetically modified organisms have played an important role in …

The Effort to Get Our Bearings

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Rebecca Goldstein is an award-winning philosopher and author, whose most recent book is Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. In 2105, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama. She is also the recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award, the National Jewish Book Award and numerous other honors. In this …