The Course of Reason

CFI–GVSU Hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson

November 26, 2013 Maria Beelen

My organization, Center for Inquiry–Grand Valley, had the amazing opportunity to host Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at our school, Grand Valley State University. It was about a nine month process that started in late February 2013 when we got in contact with Dr. Tyson's agent to sign the contract, and ended when we finally hosted him on November 13th.

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Affiliate Group of the Week #26: Secular Student Alliance at UCSC

November 21, 2013 Cody Hashman

We are pleased to announce this week's Affiliate Group of the Week, the Secular Student Alliance at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This group has hosted past Point of Inquiry host, Indre Viskontas, CFI board chair, Eddie Tabash, and will soon host Julia Galef. The current president, Rob Carmen, answered a few questions for us. 

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“Stoning” Heathens To Raise Money for Cancer Research

October 29, 2013 Amanda Supak

Every year AHA tries to come up with a way to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It's not easy coming up with a unique idea that draws people in and encourages them to donate. This year we decided to combine our fundraising event with awareness for International Blasphemy Rights Day.

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Music Monday: Jay Z - “Heaven”

October 14, 2013 Cody Hashman

Syd LeRoy, director of CFI–New York City, recently alerted me to the heresy contained in Jay Z's most recent album Magna Carta... Holy Grail. The 9th track, "Heaven" is particularly critical of religion. 

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Music Monday: Ben Howard - “The Wolves”

October 7, 2013 Cody Hashman

"We lost faith in the arms of love," Ben Howard sings in his 2011 single, "The Wolves." A catchy tune laying out his frustration with suffering and god.

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