Blog Archives for July 2010

Beware the Frame

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 29, 2010

The choices with which we are presented do not always reflect all reasonable possibilities.

6 Comments

Can Science eliminate Religious Faith?

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 27, 2010

When science "explains" a feature of religion, does that successfully make religion irrational?

16 Comments

Ogopogo Lake Monster Goes Missing

Public domain

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
July 27, 2010

A fake news story provides comic relief for frustrated skeptics.

1 Comment

Reflections on Camp Inquiry 2010

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
July 26, 2010

A memorable week at CFI's summer camp for kids, Camp Inquiry

2 Comments

Talking to the Dead, Directly

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 23, 2010

But do they talk back?

1 Comment

Truly Offensive Speech

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
July 22, 2010

Even idiots have a right to free expression

8 Comments

Poll Shows Texans Dissatisfied with State School Board Curriculum Revisions

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
July 21, 2010

A new poll shows that more than 2/3rds of likely voters in Texas support reform of the state school board.

2 Comments

The Secular and the Sacred

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 20, 2010

The secular and the sacred stretch out towards a shared direction.

3 Comments

New Film “Inception” Bends Both Minds and Logic

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
July 18, 2010

The new thriller Inception, starring Leo DiCaprio, has good intentions but a plot full of holes.

12 Comments

The Amaz!ng Meeting

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 15, 2010

In a word, Amaz!!!ng!

3 Comments

Which Books Do Freethinkers Consider Essential Reading?

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 14, 2010

Notable freethinkers were polled about the works they would recommend to others; Bertrand Russell topped the list.

5 Comments

The Asteroid

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 14, 2010

What might really happen.

1 Comment

Could an Atheist convert to Christianity? Part 2.

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 13, 2010

Could Christians expect that atheists would convert any more easily than people already of other faiths?

1 Comment

Is Political Interference with Science Continuing under Obama?

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Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
July 12, 2010

Despite the President's promises to protect scientific integrity, some report a culture of politics trumping science.

1 Comment

Florida Supreme Court Denies Review of Council for Secular Humanism Legal Victory

public domain - from Wikipedia Commons

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
July 09, 2010

The Council's suit against state funding of sectarian prison drug rehabilitation programs may finally proceed to trial.

Does Sharron Angle Believe What She Says About Abortion?

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 09, 2010

Are Angle's statements authentic, or political pandering?

6 Comments

The Extreme Abortion Views of Republican Senate Candidate Sharron Angle

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 08, 2010

What does the woman attempting to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid believe about abortion?

4 Comments

Impossible Music Sessions—Striking the Right Note

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

Banned musicians get an opportunity to perform, at least by proxy

1 Comment

“No One Dies in Lily Dale” (A NICKELL-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 07, 2010

Some important questions to ask about—and of—ghosts.

21 Comments

Understanding the Public is Easier than Understanding Science

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 06, 2010

If you want to be popular, tell the people what they already believe.

Comments About Atheists Put Off Non Religious Voters

Freethought from the Heartland with Reba Boyd Wooden
July 06, 2010

Letter to Editor of Indianapolis Star by CFI Indiana Executive Director

2 Comments

Why did Turkey turn its back on the West?

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
July 04, 2010

Turkey under Erdogan has always pursued an Islamist agenda.

The Real McCoy

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 02, 2010

Bob McCoy—the anti-quack—was a genuine crusader.

2 Comments