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D.J. Grothe

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D.J. Grothe is president of the James Randi Educational Foundation. He is also the former Vice President and Director of Outreach Programs for the Center for Inquiry and associate editor of Free Inquiry magazine. He hosted the weekly radio show and podcast Point of Inquiry, exploring the implications of the scientific outlook with leading thinkers.

Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian Nobelist and secular humanist, dies

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 9, 2009
Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian Nobelist and secular humanist, dies
Vitaly Ginzburg, vocal secular humanist and Nobel Prize winning Russian physicist, died yesterday

The real meaning of the “Good without God” ad campaign

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 6, 2009
Austin Dacey chimes in about the subway and billboard ads some see as promoting atheism

CFI’s Michael De Dora, Jr. appears on GritTV to debate “Religion on the Left”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 3, 2009
On GRITtv, De Dora, Jr. and others debate the proper place of religion and spirituality on the Left

Fun with the TV Ghost Hunters in St. Louis

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 2, 2009
Fun with the TV Ghost Hunters in St. Louis
A skeptic's review of the fun presentation by TV Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson at the University of Missouri

Rev. Michael Dowd and The New Atheists as God’s Prophets

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 2, 2009
Rev Michael Dowd, friend of CFI, was recently diagnosed with advanced lymphoma. This is the one message he wants to communicate

Skepticism 2.0

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

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When Carl Sagan, James Randi, Paul Kurtz, Martin Gardner, Ray Hyman, and others came together in the mid-1970s to form CSICOP...

A Skeptic’s Guide to Podcasts

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

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As most of the readers of the Skeptical Inquirer probably know, podcasts are audio shows...

Should humanists provide the alternative to both atheism and religion?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 1, 2009
Austin Dacey has interesting opinions about being good without God and organized humanism

CFI’s Michael De Dora, Jr. quoted on Sean Hannity (Fox News)

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 21, 2009
Bus ads promoting nonreligious morality stirs up Fox News commentator Sean Hannity

Quick Thoughts on the NPR “Bitter Rift” Story

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 19, 2009
What Barbara Bradley Hagerty got right, and got wrong, in the NPR story about Blasphemy Day, with additional thoughts

Bill O’Reilly Dazzles with Dawkins

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 10, 2009
An impressive diplay of interviewing skills when Richard Dawkins recently appeared on FOX News' O'Relly Factor

Obama the secular humanist savior?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 9, 2009
According to the National Republican TrustPAC, the "secular humanist" Nobel Prize Committee believes in Obama as kind of Messiah

Sen. Claire McCaskill Appears on NPR Game Show in honor of Blasphemy Day

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 4, 2009
The Missouri Senator appears on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me To be quizzed on Blasphemy Day

Harlem CFI loses vibrant leader, Herbert “Sibanye” Crimes

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 1, 2009
Harlem CFI loses vibrant leader, Herbert “Sibanye” Crimes
Sibanye, CFI Harlem's humane and energetic freethought leader, passed away

Nonreligion winning out over major religious denominations

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 22, 2009
New research published today suggests the nonreligious could soon outnumber the U.S.'s major denominations, including Catholics

Geeking out and reaching out: Dragon*Con grows as venue to advance skepticism

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 21, 2009
Geeking out and reaching out: Dragon*Con grows as venue to advance skepticism
At the largest sci-fi/fantasy convention in the U.S., the skeptics come out en masse

Frank Schaeffer on how Evangelical Christianity is ruining this country

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 18, 2009
Frank Schaeffer, son of Francis Schaeffer, the leading figure in Christian-political activism, speaks out

Captain . . . Kirk . . . is . . . godless!

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 17, 2009
With Star Trek on my mind because of Dragon*Con etc., I was happy to read of Shatner's atheism

Get off the cross, somebody else needs the wood

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 16, 2009
Get off the cross, somebody else needs the wood
A minor controversy ensues at a St. Louis grocery store over the manager pushing his faith with a crucifix

Skeptics in the “Show Me State”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 1, 2009
Skeptics in the “Show Me State”
The Skeptical Society of St. Louis makes good on Missouri's "Show Me State" Reputation

Phil Plait Preaches Skepticism at the Gnomedex Conference

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 21, 2009
Phil Plait Preaches Skepticism at the Gnomedex Conference
The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait shares the skeptical point of view and ideas for organizing at a large technology conference

CFI’s Michael De Dora Jr. Pushes Secular Humanism on FOX News

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 31, 2009
CFI’s Michael De Dora Jr. Pushes Secular Humanism on FOX News
Rarely do you hear the ideals of secular humanism so eloquently advanced on Fox News.

The Most Amazing Meeting

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 27, 2009
The Most Amazing Meeting
TAM 7 was an event to be remembered. Magicians, skepticism and community created the best convention of its kind.

Look Back: Obama Moves in the Right Direction In Favor of Secularism at Prayer Breakfast?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 7, 2009
Look Back: Obama Moves in the Right Direction In Favor of Secularism at Prayer Breakfast?
At the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama 's remarks paved the way for him to diminish National Day of Prayer

Obama Weakens National Day of Prayer ?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 6, 2009
President refuses to hold any public ceremony promoting the National Day of Prayer

Unchurched least likely to back torture, new survey says

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 30, 2009
Why are the actively religious more prone to support torture? And the "nones" least likely to do so?

Is Evangelical Christianity Done For?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 20, 2009
What's next for secular humanists after they win the culture war?

Why Darwin Day Matters

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 12, 2009
A few reasons why Darwin Day matters, and why you should get involved!

My First Big Disappointment with Obama

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 8, 2009
Seven quick reasons why Obama's expansion of Bush's Faith Based Initiative is flat-out wrong

Obama’s Oath without a Bible - Is He An Atheist Afterall?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 21, 2009
Obama Repeats Flubbed Oath, But Without A Bible

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