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Lawmaker facing inquiry for alleged misogynistic comments

A New Hampshire lawmaker under fire for online comments he's made about women will have a chance to defend himself. Rep. Robert Fisher is at the center of a Tuesday … Click to Continue »

Conference on Bailyn’s Ideological Origins, 21 Apr.

On 20-21 April, Yale University’s Center for Historical Inquiry & the Social Sciences will host a conference, co-sponsored by the U.S.C.–Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute on “Ideological Origins at 50: Power, Rights, and the Rise and Fall of Free States.” In 1967 Bernard Bailyn published The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Show More Summary

A Bangladeshi Atheist Blogger Resettled in Germany To Escape Slaughter. This Is His Story

Arnab Goswami is an atheist blogger who didn't want to stay in Bangladesh and play a lifelong game of hide-and-seek with the terrorists. He recently fled to Germany with the help of the Center For Inquiry's Secular Rescue program and was kind enough to answer my questions about his situation.

NIH-Funded Research to Explore Impact of Economic Stability on HIV Infection

The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation (Ci3) in Sexual and Reproductive Health has launched a research initiative aimed at reducing HIV infection and transmission among vulnerable youth of color, including young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and young transgender women.

NIH-funded research to explore economic stability's impact on HIV infection

(University of Chicago Medical Center) The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation (Ci3) in Sexual and Reproductive Health has launched a research initiative aimed at reducing HIV infection and transmission among vulnerable youth of color, including young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and young transgender women.

NASA’s $1.1 Million Grant to Study How Aliens Could Impact Religion Is Even Worse Than We Thought

In 2015, the NASA Astrobiology Program gave a $1.108 million grant to the Center for Theological Inquiry to study how the discovery of extraterrestrial life would impact Christianity. Further investigation reveals the deal is even shadier than we expected.

An Interview with Susan Gerbic About Online Atheist Activism

I recently answered some questions for Susan Gerbic, who runs the wonderful Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, and our exchange is over at the Center For Inquiry's website.

"Voting Fraud Inquiry? The Investigators Got Burned Last Time."

I'm reading this op-ed in the NYT by Michael Waldman, who is the president of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. Waldman looks back at efforts by the Justice Department during the Bush II administration. Show More Summary

Cuellar-Mares bout promises to be worth the wait

“Wait and See” might've been an ideal promotional title for Saturday’s boxing card at USC’s Galen Center.  Beset by delays and vision inquiries, a doubleheader of title fights between featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar and Abner Mares and super-welterweight champion Jermall Charlo versus Julian...

CFA: Inquiry on Religion and Migration

THE CENTER OF THEOLOGICAL INQUIRY CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEARINQUIRY ON RELIGION & MIGRATION During the academic year 2017/18, the Center will hold an “Inquiry on Religion & Migration.” The human species has been a migrant one since its evolution out of Africa. Show More Summary

Secular Rescue: A Program to Relocate Atheists Whose Lives Are in Danger

On International Blasphemy Rights Day, the Center for Inquiry is upgrading its program to help people escape from oppressive countries where their atheism could be a death sentence. A dozen people (and, in some cases, their families)...Show More Summary

James Croft on Jedi Mind Tricks for Secular Activists

In a talk for the Center for Inquiry given this past July, James Croft spoke about the best methods of persuasion to convince people to adopt our positions:

Aron Ra on Countering Creationism in Texas

In a talk for the Center for Inquiry given this past April, Aron Ra spoke about the battle to counter the teaching of Creationism in Texas:

What We Can Learn from a 1991 Measles Epidemic

Dr. Paul Offit is one of the foremost defenders of vaccines. In 2014, he gave a talk at the Center for Inquiry about how a preventable disease had a resurgence in Philadelphia more than two decades earlier, in large part due to irresponsible...Show More Summary

Center For Inquiry Calls for Resignation of DNC Official After Leaked Anti-Atheism Email

The Center For Inquiry is calling for the resignation of Democratic National Committee CFO Brad Marshall after a leaked email from him suggested "someone" should ask Bernie Sanders at a public event if he believed in God, hoping his reluctance to give an enthusiastic "Yes!" would hurt him in the primaries.

MEPs Call for Panama Papers Law Firm to Testify in EU Tax Probe

The European Parliament inquiry into the Panama Papers revelations, which begins Tuesday (July 12) has heard calls for both the Panama Government and the law firm at the center of the scandal to be called to Europe to testify, Sputnik has been told.

Why Did NASA Issue a $1.1 Million Grant to Study How Alien Life Could Impact Christianity?

More than a year ago, the NASA Astrobiology Program gave a $1.108 million grant to the Center for Theological Inquiry so that they could study how the discovery of extraterrestrial life would impact Christianity.If that doesn't make any sense to you, you're not alone.

Better Call Saul Recap: Resignation States

Thank goodness for Omar. Jimmy's eager assistant will do just about anything for his boss, be it ordering supplies, organizing a de facto call center to field inquiries from Sandpiper residents, or helping U-Haul office furniture around when he should be at home with his kids.On this fine Santa Fe... More »

If You’re Going to Criticize Someone for an Interview, Why Not Link To It?

Over the weekend, I posted the latest podcast episode: an interview with the Center For Inquiry's new CEO Robyn Blumner. In addition to her own background and the future of the organization, I knew I wanted to talk to her about the flak Richard Dawkins receives online for some of the things he tweets. Show More Summary

Podcast Ep. 93: Robyn Blumner, CEO of the Center For Inquiry

Our latest podcast guest is Robyn Blumner, the newly appointed CEO of the Center For Inquiry. Robyn spent 16 years as a nationally syndicated columnist and editorial writer at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper, where she wrote a lot about civil liberties, church/state separation, and free speech issues. Show More Summary

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