Gay-Marriage Victory

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 05, 2011

I am proud that my state government has at last, on June 25, 2011, passed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, and that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo—who personally lobbied for its passage, as I voted for him to do—promptly signed it into law.

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UFOs Videotaped Over London?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
July 04, 2011

I recently provided an analysis of a UFO video that was allegedly shot in London, England. The piece appeared on CBS News, Fox News, Yahoo News, The Free Republic, and elsewhere. Reactions to my UFO video analysis were interesting: Many people thought I was obviously wrong; some thought I was obviously right, and a small handful gave compliments. Such is the life of a professional science-based investigator. 

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Ethics Is For Everyone

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 03, 2011

Humanism is no optional seasoning added to spice up life -- ethical wisdom is for everyone.

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Prominent climate skeptic funded by oil, coal companies

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 30, 2011

One of the most prominent scientists to reject the scientific community's consensus on climate change has admitted to being paid more than $1 million over the past decade by U.S. oil and coal companies.

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Ohio House approves ban on abortions after heartbeat

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 29, 2011

The Ohio House of Representatives has voted to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually around 6 or 7 weeks. The legislation does not include exceptions for rape, incest, or the mother's health. 

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Healthy Humanism

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
June 28, 2011

The all-natural, eco-friendly, and sustainable lifestance for everyone.

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What the Catholic Church Wants

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
June 27, 2011

At times, the Catholic Church resembles a hulking, maladroit dinosaur. But give it some credit. It knows when its vital interests are at stake. This explains its determined opposition to same-sex marriage and assisted dying, as well as its notorious obsession with forcing women to bear children. The Church will do all it can to preserve its authority, and in doing so it focuses on the most critical decisions we make during our lives. Control: that’s what the Church wants and needs.

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Stay updated on the CFI Leadership Conference 2011

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 24, 2011

You can keep informed about the Center for Inquiry's Leadership Conference 2011 by following live Tweeting and blogging.

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Failed “Psychic” Tip

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 21, 2011

Do "psychics" really solve crimes or help police find missing persons? Not according to an incident that drew not only Liberty County, Texas, sheriff's deputies, but also Texas Rangers, FBI agents, and cadaver-sniffing dogs, as well as a swarm of reporters and a TV helicopter.

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United Nations recognizes LGBT rights for first time ever

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 21, 2011

The U.N. officially endorsed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights in a resolution that narrowly passed the Human Rights Council.

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