Austin Dacey, Ph.D., is former director of Science and the Public, a program of the Center for Inquiry and State University of New York at Buffalo, and author of several articles and books, including The Secular Conscience. He holds a doctorate in applied ethics and social philosophy and has taught most recently at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
July 20, 2012
The first Muslim Nobel Laureate scientist was shunned by his native Pakistan.
June 25, 2012
The case against Sanal Edamaruku reveals the inherent flaws in legally protecting “religious feelings.”
May 21, 2012
How do you treat your iPhone when it contains the iQuran?
A Deviant Plot: Resisting Gay Rights at the UN, Islamic States Mangle Psychiatric Consensus, English
March 16, 2012
Does the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders propose that there are twenty-two forms of “sexual orientation”? The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (and Focus on the Family) want you to think so.
September 14, 2011
Of late, many skeptics have been searching their souls, or searching the place where their souls would be, about the direction of the movement.
July 26, 2011
The titles vary across skeptics meetings, but at the core are the now-familiar topics: psychics, monsters, ghosts, UFOs, creationism, ...
June 14, 2011
Two years and one revolution on, the status of science diplomacy in a realigned Arab world.
August 2, 2010
NASA sent a probe to "the Muslim world," but are its lenses fogged up?
July 2, 2010
The Obama administration has put science and technology at the forefront of U.S. “engagement with the Muslim world.” Will it work?
May 12, 2010
Was Islam too individualistic to support science?
April 2, 2010
Did the pope accidentally prepare the way for the coming of science?
January 21, 2010
Nicolaus Copernicus: Why wasn’t he Ibn al-Shatir?
December 2, 2009
The results of the Iranian presidential election in June 2009 aren't the only unbelievable numbers to come out of Tehran lately.
October 26, 2009
Two classical Confucian philosophers once had a famous disagreement over the morality of music. Mozi mounted a utilitarian...
September 30, 2009
Their vessel was the Xue Long, Snow Dragon, and it was bound for the South Pole...
August 25, 2009
It is a recurring daydream of mine to launch a mail-order enlightenment business.
July 24, 2009
"We are afraid that the thunder-storms might have an impact on the scheduled launch."
June 16, 2009
Does science foster a universal culture? Julian Huxley thought so, and wrote this into the mandate of the U.N. What happened?
Evolution in the Limelight
In a crowded room on West 45th Street in Manhattan, a young high-school teacher is hauled before a judge to face criminal...
Science + Art: Special Issue Introduction
Monet is said to have remarked to a young artist that he wished he had been born blind and suddenly regained his sight...
An Interview with Joshua Fineberg
Center for Inquiry Opens in India
Jawaharlal Nehru, the founder of modern India, famously called its mills and dams "temples of modern India."
November 30, 2005
On the sunny autumn afternoon of Saturday, November 19, I was among the enthusiastic throng at the opening of a new...
The attempt to integrate basic cultural beliefs with the scientific outlook calls for a new interdisciplinary academic field.
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