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CELERINA: Quackery with Cocaine

Investigative Briefs  with Joe Nickell
January 19, 2018

“Celerina” was a medicine dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, originally of secret formulation, sold as a nerve tonic and cure-all.

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Odd Season

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
January 19, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. 

Yesterday, The Atlantic published an important piece on our Secular Rescue program, and central to that article was Lubna Yaseen, a student from Iraq who we helped move to safety in the U.S. It also so happens that she tells her story in full in this month's Free Inquiry magazine, which we have made free to read here.

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Why Trump Is Always Right

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
January 18, 2018

It's not a popular thing to admit, but let's face it: Trump is always right. Here's why. 

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Crack Our Souls Open

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
January 18, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. 

The Atlantic has a big feature all about CFI's Secular Rescue program, profiling some of those we have saved, and quoting our boss Robyn Blumner and me in one of my less eloquent moments. Specifically talking about Bangladesh, I told David Robson:

We know there have been, and may still be, hit lists, issued by those who are trying to keep their hands clean, encouraging young radicals to slaughter secularists of their own volition. And one of the worst parts is the callousness of the response from the Bangladeshi government. From the prime minister and other officials, we get several versions of ‘Well, they shouldn’t have been insulting religious beliefs.’ After one student was murdered, officials began to investigate the dead guy to see if he had written anything worth killing him over.

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