Blog Archives for February 2011

Of Guns and Fetuses

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
February 28, 2011

These perennial obsessions of the Religious Right are assuming prominence once again

8 Comments

Windermere “Monster”

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 25, 2011

Not likely a leviathan.

1 Comment

Join CFI in Demanding the Release of Malawi’s Jailed “Witches”

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
February 24, 2011

Please help persuade the President of Malawi to release the dozens of mostly elderly women accused of "witchcraft."

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A Skeptic Visits a Spiritualist Church (and hears from his dead great aunt)

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
February 23, 2011

Interested in spirit communication as on TV shows like Crossing Over? Let me tell about Canada's oldest spiritualist church!

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The Religion Delusion

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 23, 2011

Is belief in God entirely delusional, or just a piece of foolishness?

24 Comments

Law Review

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
February 22, 2011

A few remarks on Stephen Law's new book on humanism

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“The Illusionist” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 22, 2011

Views from opposite ends of life.

Consciousness: A Panel Discussion

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
February 22, 2011

Video of the Center for Inquiry-New York City's Darwin Day forum on consciousness has been posted on YouTube.

The New Atheists: Aggressive or Brave?

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
February 16, 2011

Ian Ravenscroft says that despite what many argue, the New Atheists aren't aggressive -- they're just not afraid of debate.

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The Dostoevsky Dilemma for Religious Ethics

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 15, 2011

The Euthyphro Dilemma traps religious ethics. The Dostoevsky Dilemma then goes for the kill.

10 Comments

NM Legislature Introduces Anti-Evolution Bill

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
February 15, 2011

The New Mexico House of Representatives will consider a bill designed to gut teaching about evolution by natural selection.

“Tracking the Man-Beasts”

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 14, 2011

Announcing my newest book.

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The Republicans and Social Conservatives: Is This Marriage Still Strong?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
February 14, 2011

Whether the call for "limited government" will affect the agenda of social conservatives

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Susan Jacoby on “the movement”

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
February 10, 2011

The author argues that secularists, atheists, humanists, and skeptics, must stop quarreling if they want to make progress.

10 Comments

“The Rite” Stuff

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 10, 2011

Confessions of a skeptical demonologist.

1 Comment

The Totalitarian Ambition of the Religious Mind

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 09, 2011

There's a big difference between a religious mind and a scientific mind. But it may not be what you've supposed.

70 Comments

In Egypt, Accepting Democracy Despite Its Risks

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
February 08, 2011

The possibility of Islam gaining a stronger hold in Egypt is not an argument against democracy.

2 Comments

Elton John Too Gay for Grocery Store+ ReligiousRight Calls Canadian Justice Plan non-Evidence Based!

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
February 04, 2011

US store flip-flops on censoring Elton John's family moment; churches agree w/ left think tanks on evidence over ideology

CFI-San Francisco to Participate in Homeopathy “Overdose” Event, Saturday, Feb. 5

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
February 02, 2011

CFI-San Francisco will participate in a mass "overdose" event to demonstrate that homeopathy simply does not work.

15 Comments

“The Rite” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 02, 2011

What possessed Warner Brothers?

Dictators are All that Stand between Us and Anarchy

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 02, 2011

... according to His fanatical followers.

1 Comment

To Walmart: Stop Lying to Your Customers

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
February 01, 2011

Why Walmart should stop marketing homeopathic products as flu remedies

5 Comments