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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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eSkeptic for February 12, 2022 Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic A New Skeptic Research Center Report: From Our Paranormal & Conspiratorial Ideation Study (PCIS) — Who Endorses COVID-19 Conspiracies? SKEPTIC RESEARCH CENTER REPORT (PCIS-001) Who Endorses COVID-19 Conspiracies? First report in the Paranormal & Conspiratorial Ideation Study (PCIS) Institutional responses to COVID-19 have been global in scope and have impacted nearly every …

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eSkeptic for February 8, 2022 Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic In this episode, based on the book Free Speech, Michael Shermer and Jacob Mchangama discuss the riveting legal, political, and cultural history of the principle, how much we have gained from it, and how much we stand to lose without it.

Excerpt from Steven Pinker’s Rationality Mike Powell Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science This excerpt has been extracted from Pages 312-314 from Pinker’s latest book, Rationality Though it’s hard to steer the aircraft carrier that constitutes an entire society, particular institutions may have pressure points that savvy leaders and activists could prod. Legislatures are largely populated by lawyers, whose …

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