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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Faitheists are Nothing New

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
June 18, 2011

Not even the label of Faitheist is all that new.

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Michael Shermer: The Believing Brain

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 16, 2011

On June 9, 2011, CFI-New York City and NYC Skeptics hosted Michael Shermer for a talk about his new book, "The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies — How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths."  Full video, including both the talk and Q&A, is now on CFI's YouTube page.

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“Finding Bigfoot” a Howler

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 13, 2011

Finding Bigfoot, a new series airing on Animal Planet on Sundays (10 p.m. eastern and pacific time), looks like another silly TV program aimed at the credulous. Its "special preview episode"—filmed in the "remote woods of northern Georgia," in the Chattahoochee National Forest—set forth the show's formula: make it look as much like Ghost Hunters as possible.

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