Blog Archives for October 2010

Junk Medicine and Health Care Reform: Where Was the Scientific Community?

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
October 26, 2010

The scientific community as a whole should speak out about wasteful spending on junk medical treatments.

7 Comments

Accommodate, or Confront: Atheists ponder their Options

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
October 26, 2010

Atheism is at a crossroads: how will it use its influence? Science needs the most effective help.

20 Comments

Atlanta Child Murders—Part II: “Psychics”

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
October 26, 2010

Their crystal balls were cloudy.

6 Comments

Secularism and Methodological Naturalism

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 25, 2010

Is philosophical naturalism to atheism as methodological naturalism is to secularism?

The Importance of Voting

Freethought from the Heartland with Reba Boyd Wooden
October 21, 2010

Our future depends on exercising our Constitutional right to vote.

4 Comments

At CFI, We Don’t Consider Debate a Strategic Blunder

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
October 20, 2010

Matt Nisbet objects to PZ Myers speaking at our conference

18 Comments

Science vs. Religion - What’s a Scientist To Do?

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

On the question of who should be confronting Creationists in the Public Square

5 Comments

Film Review of Hereafter: Ghosts, Mediums, and Near-Death Experience

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

Clint Eastwood's new film Hereafter, about ghosts, mediums, and the afterlife, gets it mostly wrong.

7 Comments

Survey Highlights Americans’ Mixed Views on Church and State, Constitution

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 19, 2010

Most Americans believe U.S. Constitution founded Christian nation, but also see clear separation of church and state.

Atlanta Child Murders— Part I: Critical Thinking

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
October 18, 2010

Fiber evidence helped solve a series of slayings.

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CFI Submits Testimony on DC Marriage Officiant Act

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
October 15, 2010

Pending legislation would allow secular officiants to perform marriages in Washington, DC as public notaries.

Sam Harris Talks “The Moral Landscape” in NYC

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 13, 2010

Full video of Sam Harris' lecture for CFI | NYC is now available on CFI's YouTube page.

Are People saying “I’m Spiritual” to just appear Attractive?

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

Studies confirm how spirituality has a self-enhancement job of projecting inner confidence.

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Federal Court Issues Worldwide Injunction Against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
October 12, 2010

A federal judge today issued a worldwide injunction against the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

4 Comments

Tragically “Haunted”

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
October 12, 2010

Investigating “ghosts” at the site of America’s worst hotel fire.

4 Comments

CFI Urges Federal Appellate Court to Strike Down Government-Mandated Day of Prayer

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
October 08, 2010

CFI submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in their case challenging the Day of Prayer.

Catholic Archbishop Lectures Supreme Court Justices on Church and State

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
October 05, 2010

Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Roberts and Breyer were present for Archbishop Di Noia's politically-charged "Red Mass"

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A Creator God cannot be a Reasonable Explanation

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

The universe’s explanation is going to be naturalistic, not supernaturalistic.

37 Comments