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The Nieuw Universiteit: reclaiming the academy

by David R. Koepsell
March 27, 2015

I have written here before about the ethical and scientific perils of commercialization within the university. Now, students around the world are beginnning to take matters in their own hands. Can they succeed?

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Uneventful Horizon

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 27, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

The FDA is going to take a serious and public look at homeopathy. We're going to be all over this. 

You know that CFI's Michael De Dora represents us at the UN, and was just at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. But what goes on there besides all the statements and speeches? Michael gives us a behind-the-scenes look at all the bureaucratic intrigue.

Rep. Sam Johnson wants to make sure military servicemembers have to swear an oath to God, whether they believe in it or not. We think you should tell your congressperson otherwise

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Investigative Briefs  with Joe Nickell
March 26, 2015

More funny riddles with a science/critical-thinking angle.

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Inside Look: UN Human Rights Council Resolutions on Freedom of Religion, Belief, and Expression

Democratic Discourse  with Michael De Dora
March 26, 2015

Over the next two days, the United Nations Human Rights Council will close its 28th regular session with a flurry of votes, including on two resolutions related to freedom of religion, belief, and expression. For as much as these resolutions spur debate within the halls of the UN, they are far less contentious — indeed, far less known — to the general public. Fortunately, I just spent two weeks at the HRC representing the Center for Inquiry, and was involved in the conversations surrounding these resolutions. This gives me a great opportunity to provide you with an update on these resolutions.

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