Blog Archives for January 2010

Go to the Original or Primary Sources: or the Importance of Checking for Oneself.

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
January 29, 2010

Do not accept other people's summaries and analyses, check for yourself.

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Change We Can Believe In Takes Time

Freethought from the Heartland with Reba Boyd Wooden
January 28, 2010

Americans need to be patient and not expect change to happen in the space of a TV show.

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Avatar: A Critical View (Through 3D Glasses)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
January 28, 2010

Set in the future, the story criticizes past abuse of native peoples.

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Be Careful What You Call God

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 28, 2010

Allah is not for everyone

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Matthew 7:1

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
January 26, 2010

A recent article in the L.A. Times reconfirms that millions of dollars from churches helped pass Proposition 8.

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Praise God for 150,000 dead in Haiti

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
January 25, 2010

It's time to give credit where credit is due.

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Students raise challenging questions during my high school world religions presentation

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
January 23, 2010

Student inquirers: do atheists believe in miracles & souls? Have we religious texts? Do we secretly pray? Am I really Canadian?

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Homeothapy skeptics plan mass overdose on useless pills

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
January 22, 2010

A United Kingdom anti-homeothaphy group is staging a protest by swallowing huge doses of homeothapic "remedies".

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Charles Darwin and his Father Debunk Spiritualists and Psychics

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
January 21, 2010

In several of Darwin's letters, he described the skepticism he and his father shared over paranormal claims

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up—Bible Verses on Gun Sights

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 21, 2010

Jesus is packing heat

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About SHARE

Guest Blog from Sherry Rook
January 21, 2010

CFI's Skeptics and Humanist Aid and Relief Effort

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Evolution in Writing

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
January 20, 2010

Computer-caused decline in handwriting may also limit graphology pseudoscience.

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Review of “Creation” New Film about Darwin

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
January 19, 2010

Benjamin Radford reviews Creation, the new film about Charles Darwin

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Free Will is only Natural

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
January 19, 2010

Your common sense impression that you freely control your actions is quite natural, and often correct.

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Champagne in Grand Rapids and Indianapolis

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
January 19, 2010

My talks in CFI centers in Michigan and Indiana.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds “Secular” Ten Commandments Display

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 18, 2010

A recent ruling by the 6th Circuit illustrates the changing legal landscape confronting defenders of church-state separation.

Pat Robertson Is a Nut

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
January 15, 2010

Pat, having buildings crush and maim thousands and thousands of human beings is never a blessing...

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A Plea for Any Real Psychics to Help Haiti

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
January 14, 2010

A plea for any real psychics to help save lives in earthquake-devastated Haiti

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One Cheer (Amid a Chorus of Boos) for Pat Robertson

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 14, 2010

Pat's God is the God of the ordinary believer and we should not pretend otherwise

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Two Cheers for Google

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 14, 2010

Google takes a principled stand for free speech and against the Chinese government

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Council for Secular Humanism Fights Appeal of its Court Victory in Florida

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 13, 2010

CSH has submitted briefs against an appeal of its courtroom victory in its challenge of faith-based programs in Florida.

Letter to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Concerning Atheist Bashing

Freethought from the Heartland with Reba Boyd Wooden
January 13, 2010

CFI Indiana Executive Director Confronts Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on Atheist Bashing

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CFI’s Broad Mandate: Debating a Christian Canada followed by Major Coverage of Skeptical Programs

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
January 12, 2010

Within 48 hours CFI demonstrates itself as a major force for both secularism and skepticism, with back to back media coverage

The Relocation of Awe

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
January 12, 2010

When asked why he attended Catholic Church during his yearly visits to France, Paul Kurtz often said that he likes to see...

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Atheism doesn’t kill people, Fanaticism kills people

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
January 12, 2010

Trying to blame atheism for modern warfare is like trying to blame dieting for childhood obesity.

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Sad Decline of the BBC

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
January 12, 2010

The BBC has lost its reputation for fairmindedness and balance.

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Sherlock Holmes on Sheerlack Qualms

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
January 11, 2010

The great sleuth reviews a movie about him.

The Link Between Astrology and Prejudice

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
January 11, 2010

Astrology and racism are very similar in some disturbing ways

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Atheists and agnostics, stand up and be counted in the 2011 Census!  Currently, most of us are not.

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
January 08, 2010

In 2001 there were 19% atheists and agnostics in Canada. StatsCan results: 0.117%. Let's change the biased question for 2011.

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God and Sex, Part 2

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 07, 2010

Full-body scanners may have an unexpected benefit

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God and Sex, Part 1

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 07, 2010

The power of God's loving embrace

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NYC Mayor Includes Atheists at Interfaith Breakfast

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 07, 2010

For the first time in eight years, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited atheists to attend his annual interfaith breakfast.

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Naivety or the Failure to Face Reality.

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
January 05, 2010

U.S. Administration and U.S. Agencies need to face reality instead of hiding behind p.c. platitudes.

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The Skepticism of Carl Sagan

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
January 05, 2010

A new collection of Carl Sagan's writings in Skeptical Inquiry is available online.

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