Obama Adminstration Steps Up Defense of LGBT Rights Abroad

December 07, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defends equal rights for LGBT persons at UN, while President Obama directs all agencies engaged in diplomacy efforts to ensure U.S. is promoting and protecting the rights of LGBT persons.

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Another pluralist approach to ethics

December 01, 2011

Ian Pollock takes a stab at formulating a pluralist ethic.

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The Science and Philosophy of Free Will

November 22, 2011

Video of CFI-New York City's recent panel discussion on how advances in cognitive science are shaping our philosophical conception of free wil.

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Former climate denier to testify before Congress

November 14, 2011

Richard Muller, the physicist who formerly rejected climate science but changed his mind after leading a two-year study that confirmed its reality, will be among three scientists to present their work today.

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Morality can — and should — be legislated

November 07, 2011

The overarching message of Ken Burns' new documentary, “Prohibition," is that morality cannot and should not be legislated. But this is simply not true.

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Egyptian man sentenced to 3 years in jail for blasphemy

October 24, 2011

A 23-year-old Egyptian man has been sentenced to three years in prison, with hard labor, for "insulting Islam" in postings on his Facebook wall.

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Massimo Pigliucci on ethics

October 17, 2011

Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher at the City University of New York, writes a series of seven essays discussing ethics on his blog Rationally Speaking.

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The ethics of drone warfare

October 07, 2011

Is there, or should there be, an ethical distinction between launching missiles from half a world away and sending fighter jets to carry out such an attack?

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Center for Inquiry Continues to Push President Obama on Federally Funded Discrimination

September 20, 2011

A coalition of 56 organizations, including the Center for Inquiry, has written Obama asking him to stop allowing religious organizations to discriminate against federally funded employees on the basis of religion.

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Egyptian man arrested for alleged blasphemy

August 22, 2011

A 23-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested by Cairo police for allegedly "insulting Islam" in postings on his Facebook wall. 

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