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WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN FROM WALMART

The next step in our case against Walmart and homeopathy. Snake oil profiteering has emerged as a genuine crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, exemplifying what we at the Center for Inquiry have been saying for years: Pseudoscientific medicine is dangerous, and those who profit from it must be held accountable. That’s why we launched our groundbreaking …

Sixty years ago today, in the midst of his tightly contested presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy delivered an address that properly identified the constitutional mandate of government neutrality in all matters of religion.

Sixty years ago today, in the midst of his tightly contested presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy delivered an address that properly identified the constitutional mandate of government neutrality in all matters of religion. Kennedy was Catholic, and his Catholicism was made a central campaign issue that had the potential to determine the outcome of the …

We Could be Wrong: The Value of Intellectual Humility in ‘Skeptical Inquirer’

In our hyperpolarized, hyperpartisan era, perhaps the hardest thing to do is to admit we might be wrong. Baseless, unscientific beliefs are routinely expressed with absolute certainty, and for advocates of science and reason it is tempting to confront false claims with equal conviction, or even contemptuous dismissal. But in the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer, …

CALLING OUT “VIRAL BS” ON THE NEXT SKEPTICAL INQUIRER PRESENTS WITH SEEMA YASMIN

Seema Yasmin: Viral BS—Medical Myths and Why We Fall For Them It’s always been challenging for non-experts to distinguish factual medical information from misinformation and pseudoscience, and the pandemic has only raised the stakes for getting it right. The fomenting of distrust of science and expertise only makes matters worse. What can we do? Thursday, …

CFI APPLAUDS VIRGINIA FOR REJECTING RELIGIOUS “GET OUT OF COVID VACCINE FREE” CARD

Today, lawmakers in Virginia acted to protect public health and uphold secular principles by rejecting legislation that would have created a dangerous and medically unjustifiable religious exemption to emergency immunization orders issued during a public health emergency. Alerted to the bill’s introduction during a special emergency session of the Virginia State Legislature to address the …

Viva La Evolución! Ties Introduces Evolution Lessons En Español

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) helped teachers stay engaged with their students by providing free guided lessons in evolution for both middle and high school students. When the virus stood in the way of teachers’ opportunities to gather in person for training and collaboration, TIES brought its widely-acclaimed workshops online with …

The Society for Science-Based Medicine Joins the Center for Inquiry

The Society for Science-Based Medicine was formed in 2013 to serve as a community for experts and advocates working to support evidence, science, and consumer safety in health care, and to fight back against the creep of pseudoscience and quackery. Their cause has never been more vital than it is right now, as the world …

INTRODUCING PENSAR, THE SPANISH LANGUAGE MAGAZINE FOR SCIENCE, REASON AND FREETHOUGHT

Alejandro Borgo, director de la nueva publicación “Pensar“, recientemente lanzada por el CFI, te invita a explorar la revista para la ciencia, la razón y el librepensamiento, en idioma español. Visite Pensar.org hoy. Alejando Borgo, editor of the newly launched CFI online publication, “Pensar” invites you to come and explore the spanish language magazine for science, reason …

NEW! CFI INSIDER SERIES so You can Stay up to Date

Center for Inquiry is proud to present CFI Insider, a new monthly web series highlighting the work and programs of CFI and featuring world-class researchers, authors, thinkers, and luminaries affiliated with the Center for Inquiry. Join us from the comfort of your laptop (or any other screen), wherever you are in the world and stay up …

FLATTEN THE CURVE OF THE INFODEMIC WITH NEW LIVE ONLINE TALKS FROM SKEPTICAL INQUIRER

Introducing a new series of live online talks from some of the brightest minds in science and skepticism. Now more than ever, people need to hear from the voices of reason, science, and skepticism, but too often they are drowned out by the noise of misinformation, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theories, especially online. That’s why, starting …