“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 05, 2012

If you are not a senior citizen and plan never to become one, perhaps you could skip The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. But I wouldn’t recommend doing so.

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The Morning Heresy 6/5/12: Damn You, Sling King

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
June 05, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

Our spies on the ground in Indiana tell us that the weapon used to deface our billboard may have been this ridiculous contraption, the Sling King

Will Gervais talks about his research on the relationship between (the lack of) critical thinking and religiosity on the latest Point of Inquiry

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How Not to Unexplain a UFO Debunking

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
June 04, 2012

A brief and enlightening exchange with a UFO believer over a skeptical analysis. 

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The Morning Heresy 6/4/12: So-Called Paintball Experts

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
June 04, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

Ed Brayton speaks on behalf of CFI-Michigan against hospital's use of homeopathic and other nonscientific treatments 

Local news coverage (paywalled) on the CFI-Indiana billboard vandalism reports...

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The Morning Heresy 6/1/12: Jen McCreight, Call Your Lawyer

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
June 01, 2012

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The Religious Congregations & Membership Study looks at which states are the "most Christian," and the award goes to Utah (if you count Mormons and UUs who self-identify as Christian). Least Christian? Why, that'd be my adopted home, Maine!

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The Morning Heresy 5/31/12: As Long as it’s Blue

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 31, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

It's true, a CFI Living without Religion billboard was defaced in Indiana. As far as I know, we don't know who did it or what their motivations were, though I presume the imagination reels.

CFI's Michael De Dora eviscerates the claims to morality made by Rep. Paul Ryan about his budget proposal, and the very notion religiously-motivated legislation

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Dr. Phil, Meet Bitter Psychic

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
May 30, 2012

Skeptics are almost always at a disadvantage when doing major media appearances. Many talk shows seem to cater to heavily believer-based audiences, and seek to entertain more than to inform — despite presenting a façade of scientific or journalistic inquiry. Such was the case with my appearance on the Dr. Phil Show on May 25th.

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CFI On Campus: 2012 Spring Review

by Dren Asselmeier
May 30, 2012

Center for Inquiry, Council for Secular Humanism, and Committee for Skeptical Inquiry have participated in many regional and national events this spring. Here is a summary to let everyone know what we've been up to.

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Religious belief and budget debates

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 30, 2012

Recently there has been a prominent public debate between Congressional Republicans and religious figures over the new federal budget authored by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan. Unfortunately, once again, few people are stating the obvious: that it is completely inappropriate for a public policy debate to center on the religious reasons for or against a proposed law.

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The Morning Heresy 5/30/12: Heat Death of the Cosmos

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 30, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

You may not have noticed it, but yesterday, with his mainly ceremonial victory in the Texas primary, Mitt Romney passed the 1144-delegate threshold and became the first Mormon nominee for president by a major party.

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