Blog Archives for November 2010

Indiana Father Says Court Stripped Him of Child Custody Because of His Agnosticism

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
November 30, 2010

Craig Scarberry says an Indiana court stripped him of joint custody of his three children because he became an agnostic.

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Skeptics Harassed & Threatened with Violence @ Whole Life Expo for Alt Med by Organizers & Workers

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
November 29, 2010

Audio clips of confrontations and a photo of a man with the Whole Life Expo who threatened one of our members

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“Sherlock”: A Reincarnation

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
November 29, 2010

The genius detective returns, this time to a modern-day London.

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Religion Is a Force for a Good Education? Hitchens/Blair Debate in Toronto Motivates Some Reflection

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
November 26, 2010

Tony Blair is debating Hitchens "Is Religion a Force for Good?" in Toronto tonight. But was he right that it improves schools?

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Cassocks and Condoms

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
November 24, 2010

Observations on the work of theologians

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On Utilitarianism and Consequentialism

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
November 24, 2010

Some people say we're all utilitarians/consequentialists at bottom. But there are good reasons to be skeptical of such claims.

Carl Sagan on the Invention of the Gods

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
November 23, 2010

"The gods are the dreams of men."

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UN to Take Up Measure Suppressing Religious Criticism; Votes Against Sexual Orientation Protection

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
November 19, 2010

After voting against sexual orientation protection, the UN will consider a resolution against "defamation of religions."

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TSA Chief Says No Religious Exemptions for Airport Screenings

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
November 17, 2010

Sen. John Ensign raised the issue during a recent Senate hearing with TSA Administrator John Pistole.

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The Triumph of Law

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
November 17, 2010

Stephen Law debates Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga

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Obama Executive Order Leaves In Place Many Bush-Era Policies on Faith-Based Initiatives

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
November 17, 2010

The President issued an executive order preserving Bush's policy of allowing hiring discrimination in Faith-Based Initiatives.

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New Republican Leadership Promises Inaction, Obstruction on Climate Change

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
November 16, 2010

The new House leadership promises to halt climate change legislation and investigate climate scientists for alleged wrongdoing.

Atheist Charities

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
November 16, 2010

If you want to help out atheist charities, there are many to choose from.

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“Conviction” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
November 12, 2010

"Conviction" is a docudrama about a wrongful conviction.

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Oklahoma Stumbles on Sharia

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
November 11, 2010

A pointless constitutional amendment gets blocked by a federal court

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Power Balance Bracelets a Bust in IIG Test

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
November 11, 2010

Do Power Balance bracelets perform under testing conditions? The Independent Investigations Group at CFI-L.A. finds out.

“Howl” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
November 10, 2010

Howl is a fitting tribute to a groundbreaking poem.

Energy Committee Chairman Candidate Says Bible Shows No Catastrophic Climate Change Can Occur

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
November 10, 2010

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), candidate for chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, says God promised no major climate change.

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Investigating UFO Mysteries Not Without Risk

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
November 09, 2010

Solving a UFO Mystery Is Not Without Risk

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The Case of Science vs. God

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
November 09, 2010

How far does atheism get by supposing that it is science's job to demolish God-belief?

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The Overlooked Casualties of the 2010 Elections: State Court Judges

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
November 03, 2010

Iowa voters ousted three state supreme court judges for making Iowa the first Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Morality Without Religion

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
November 03, 2010

Scientist Frans de Waal insists that humans must keep religion, though his own research shows otherwise.

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What is Skepticism?  Series of 4 articles clarify misconceptions about the skeptical enterprise

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
November 02, 2010

Various authors tackle 4 key issues:1.Skeptic vs. Cynic/Curmudgeon, 2.Science vs. Scientism, 3.Skepticism vs. Denial, 4. Alt Med

The Election

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
November 01, 2010

In this mid-term, some candidates treat the Constitution as their Bible, and they interpret it just as mindlessly

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The Flying-saucer Conspiracy

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
November 01, 2010

Who you gonna believe?

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