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The Interaction Was Paradox-Free

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
January 30, 2015

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

CFI is a proud coalition partner of the new End Blasphemy Laws campaign headed by the IHEU. The official announcement is hereBBC has early coverage.

The Reason for Change conference is just a few months away. Register now, make your plans, and come celebrate freethought with us

You know, usually we can just point and chuckle at the quantum-silliness of Deepak Chopra, and roll our eyes at his gobbledygook, but he's really crossed a line here. Chopra is denying that HIV causes AIDS, and that the real culprit is "[sufferers'] own interpretations of the whole reality they’re participating in." He's now moved from joke to danger. 

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I Experimented with Atheism, But I Didn’t Inhale

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
January 29, 2015

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

You know who's huge on Twitter? The new King of Saudi Arabia. You know who'd like to control exactly what you're allowed to say on Twitter? Etc. 

Wow, there's a bill in Oklahoma that would make the issuing of marriage licenses an exclusive power of clergy, meaning no more nonreligious marriages. (I presume that those that are married already shall keep as they are.)

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Ideas Just Want to be Free

by David R. Koepsell
January 28, 2015

It's time to seriously question the current regime of Intellectual Property (patents and copyrights, primarily). They have been an interesting but ultimately failed attempt to spur innovation, and they run counter to basic principles of freedome of inquiry and expression.

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That Chaos is Our Destiny

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
January 28, 2015

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

Our own Debbie Goddard gave the opening remarks at FTBCon, and the people, they really liked it.

James Randi announces his retirement.  

The Federal Trade Commission declares that the weight-loss supplements hawked by Dr. Oz are junk, and it's no innocent mistake on Oz's part. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his snake oil show. 

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