Day: February 16, 2022

Representation Matters: Representative Sherry Frost,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

This is part of The Humanist’s monthly series highlighting openly nonreligious elected officials across the nation. Because of the work of the Center for Freethought Equality, the political and advocacy arm of the American Humanist Association, there are now ninety elected officials at the local, state, and federal level who identify with the atheist and …

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Paines, Pinkers, and Critical Thinkers Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science From the Richard Dawkins Foundation Newsletter. Subscribe here. Hello! If you’re reading this, you’re probably a grownup. Whether we are speaking to our own supporters or reaching out to new audiences, most of our communications are naturally aimed at adults. But the work to advance a society based on …

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VIDEO: Outwit the Universe with Steven Pinker Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science In 2020, the Center for Inquiry launched Skeptical Inquirer Presents, a free series of live online talks from leading experts in science and skepticism, and in 2022, it’s going stronger than ever. Three events have already been held this year, with talks from skeptic activist Susan …

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It’s Alive!!! Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science What does it mean to be alive? Does life have a clear definition? On the Point of Inquiry podcast, New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer joined host Jim Underdown to discuss Zimmer’s new book, Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive. Can we clearly define what …

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Taking Homeopathy to Court Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Last month, the Center for Inquiry reached a major milestone in its groundbreaking consumer-protection lawsuits against retail giants Walmart and CVS. CFI is suing these corporations over their deceptive sale and marketing of homeopathic products under the Consumer Protection laws of the District of Columbia, and …

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Paved with Good Intentions Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science In 1989, few Americans had heard of the Santeria Church, an Afro-Cuban religion whose practices include the ritual slaughter of animals. As executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida at the time, Robyn Blumner (today head the Center for Inquiry and the …

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Teach Skills, Not Facts Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Melanie Trecek-King was struggling to help her college biology students share her love and enthusiasm for her subject, and she worried that she was losing an opportunity to empower them with science literacy and critical thinking. But then she had a eureka moment.  In the latest …

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Help Make Thomas Paine D.C. Memorial a Reality Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science On Friday, legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives was introduced to honor Thomas Paine, one of America’s most important Founding Fathers, a great democratic philosopher, and a central force in the American Revolution. The bill, introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and several cosponsors, would …

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FFRF cheers constitutional protections for abortion rights lauryn@ffrf.org (Lauryn Seering) News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation Amid relentless anti-abortion attacks, the Freedom From Religion Foundation applauds recent moves in Vermont and Maryland to make abortion a constitutional right. Last week, the Vermont House of Representatives passed the Reproductive Liberty Amendment or Proposition 5. This amendment states: “That …

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Professor Christopher Essex: denialism meets philosophy of science,Alfie Hoar,The Skeptic

Should we trust science? It may seem like a harmless question, and one that seems pretty rational to answer ‘yes’ to. Yet trust in science has been massively undermined in recent decades by denialist attitudes. From climate change denial to anti-vax beliefs, these attitudes have shown how delicate science truly is. Because of this, it’s …

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