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.
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 »
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
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
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says two E. coli outbreaks connected to Chipotle Mexican Grill appear to be over. However, even after a three-month investigation, the ingredient responsible for the contamination has never been identified. Show More Summary
Categories: Feminism A few days ago, I wrote about two disappointing developments: that the Center for Inquiry had merged with the Richard Dawkins Foundation (with Dawkins joining their Board of Directors), and... (Read more...)
Two major atheist groups, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science and the Center for Inquiry, have announced that they will be merging into one organization, with a mission to promote the continued ascent of secularism in America.
Categories: Religion Skepticism Good news for those of you who were worried that Richard Dawkins had flushed all his credibility as a rational person down the toilet by telling the mothers of people with Downs... (Read more...)
It’s like a royal wedding in the small world of atheist organizations: The Center for Inquiry and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science are merging to form the largest reason-based organization in the U.S. The new organization...Show More Summary
Back in March, the Center For Inquiry's CEO Ron Lindsay announced that he'd be retiring at the end of the year, voluntarily stepping down as head of one of the largest Humanist organizations in the world. There was no hint of who would take his place or what big changes would occur after he left.But that's changing today. Show More Summary
Our latest podcast guest is Michael De Dora, director of the Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy and CFI’s representative to the United Nations. He’s currently the president of the UN’s NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Show More Summary
The Center For Inquiry affiliate in Kenya has a really wonderful project to help "vulnerable children living in disadvantaged areas to make them realize their potential" -- and it just grew bigger with the opening of the Humanist Orphans Center: CFI-Kenya's Executive Director George Ongere explains what they were doing before and what's happening now:
The Center for Rural Affairs has worked to support and assist beginning farmers and ranchers for over 25 years. And increasingly, beginning farmer and rancher inquiries come from military veterans. They have the same needs as other new farmers: access to land, financing and information. Show More Summary
David Drumm was once one of Ireland's most powerful and wealthy bankers; fled for Boston in 2009 amid inquiries into Anglo Irish Bank
The Center for Rural Affairs has focused on beginning farmers since 1990, when we analyzed the changing age of farmers. In 2009 we noticed an increasing number of inquiries from military veterans about how to start farming, while asking...Show More Summary
You can’t be skeptical of truly established science, say the members of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry.
By “they” I mean AP. But, really, CFI kinda messed this up too. Put this one on your list of examples of effective activism that backfired. AP is throwing out the correct term, ‘denier’ in favor of a bogus term, to describe climate science deniers. CFI wanted them tobstop using ‘skeptic’. But the baby got…
At the Center For Inquiry Summit in 2013, Bill Nye spoke about changing the world with science.His lecture is now online. Which is great, since you don't have any other plans for Sunday morning.
Earlier this year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Center For Inquiry announced a contest to create a fictional, likable atheist. There were so many angry, bitter ones on scripted television; it was about time for a change.They...Show More Summary
Kudos to MSNBC for discussing the brutal slayings of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh.They brought in the Center For Inquiry's Michael De Dora this morning to shed light on this issue. It comes just days after the latest tragedy: