Blog Archives for June 2011

Prominent climate skeptic funded by oil, coal companies

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 30, 2011

One of the most prominent scientists to reject the scientific community's consensus on climate change has admitted to being paid more than $1 million over the past decade by U.S. oil and coal companies.

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Ohio House approves ban on abortions after heartbeat

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 29, 2011

The Ohio House of Representatives has voted to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually around 6 or 7 weeks. The legislation does not include exceptions for rape, incest, or the mother's health. 

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Stay updated on the CFI Leadership Conference 2011

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 24, 2011

You can keep informed about the Center for Inquiry's Leadership Conference 2011 by following live Tweeting and blogging.

United Nations recognizes LGBT rights for first time ever

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 21, 2011

The U.N. officially endorsed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights in a resolution that narrowly passed the Human Rights Council.

Michael Shermer: The Believing Brain

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 16, 2011

On June 9, 2011, CFI-New York City and NYC Skeptics hosted Michael Shermer for a talk about his new book, "The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies — How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths."  Full video, including both the talk and Q&A, is now on CFI's YouTube page.

Legislating morality

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 06, 2011

What does it mean to legislate morality, and it is proper?

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