Blog Archives for January 2012

Indiana Senate Panel Approves Creationist Bill Despite Center for Inquiry’s Letter, Testimony

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
January 26, 2012

Despite CFI's best efforts, an Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow school boards to “require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.”

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Poland fines pop music star for blasphemy

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
January 23, 2012

Poland has fined Doda for stating in an interview that the Bible is full of "unbelievable tales" that are hard to accept because "it's hard to believe in something written down by someone drunk on wine and smoking some kind of herbs."

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Center for Inquiry Urges Indiana Senators to Drop Creationist Bill

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
January 19, 2012

CFI has written to the ten members of the Indiana State Senate Committee on Education and Career Development urging them to withdraw or oppose a bill that would allow school boards and other authorized educational administrators "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation."

Why skeptics should embrace political advocacy — and how they can do it

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
January 16, 2012

An essay form of the talk I gave at SkeptiCamp NYC 2011, on why skeptics should get more involved in the political process, and how they can do it.

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Federal judge orders removal of prayer banner in Rhode Island high school

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
January 12, 2012

The case was especially notable for the Center for Inquiry because it was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of CFI-On Campus volunteer high school coordinator, Jessica Ahlquist, and her father, Mark.