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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

CDC Concludes Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Inquiry, Stock Price Surges On News

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

NECSS Dumps Richard Dawkins Over Hate Tweet

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...)

Richard Dawkins Foundation to Merge With Atheist Group to Promote Secularism in America

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.

Center for Inquiry Merges with Richard Dawkins & His Twitter Account

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...)

Atheists Form Super Group, Name Woman To Top Leadership Role

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Richard Dawkins Foundation to Merge with Center For Inquiry; RDF President Robyn Blumner Named CEO

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

Podcast Ep. 85: Michael De Dora, CFI Public Policy Director and UN Representative

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

Center For Inquiry Opens Humanists Orphans Center in Kenya

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:

Farming Fits Veterans and Veterans Fit Farming

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

Irish banker at center of scandal arrested in Mass.

David Drumm was once one of Ireland's most powerful and wealthy bankers; fled for Boston in 2009 amid inquiries into Anglo Irish Bank

Farming Fits Veterans and Veterans Fit Farming

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

The Real Skeptics Behind the AP Decision to Put an End to the Term 'Climate Skeptics'

11 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

You can’t be skeptical of truly established science, say the members of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry.

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