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

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

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.

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Personhood arguments fail, but fight for reproductive rights goes on

December 30, 2011

Proposals to change the legal definition of personhood to include fertilized human eggs are rightly doomed, but reproductive rights advocates should remain vigilant in defending and promoting access to safe, legal health care.

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CFI Welcomes UN Resolution Excluding “Defamation of Religion” Language—But Again Remains Cautious

December 21, 2011

CFI is pleased to recognize that, for the first time in more than a decade, the UN's General Assembly has approved a resolution aimed at combating religious intolerance that does not include language referring to the harmful “defamation of religions" concept. Unfortunately, the new resolution has its shortcomings.

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CFI Pushes Federal Agencies on Religious Discrimination

December 16, 2011

CFI has joined with dozens of religious, education, civil rights, and health organizations to write faith-based offices within federal departments and agencies to clarify how they handle the issue of hiring discrimination by religious organizations receiving federal grants and contracts.

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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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