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One Young Man’s Struggle against Louisiana’s Creationist Lobby

One Young Man’s Struggle against Louisiana’s Creationist Lobby

by Zack Kopplin
January 17, 2013

When I became a senior in high school, I finally recognized that no one had launched a repeal of the LSEA and no one was going to. For my high school senior project, I decided I had to stand up and take on creationism in Louisiana. I partnered with Senator Karen Carter Peterson, who has now sponsored two bills to repeal the LSEA.

In the Media: 2012 Activities of Joe Nickell

In the Media: 2012 Activities of Joe Nickell

by Joe Nickell
January 16, 2013

CSI’s Senior Research Fellow, Joe Nickell, continued his work investigating the world’s strangest mysteries.

CFI Kenya Report: The Results of Superstition in Africa and Our Humanist Efforts

CFI Kenya Report: The Results of Superstition in Africa and Our Humanist Efforts

by George Ongere
January 14, 2013

Humanists in Africa have put anti-superstition campaigns as one of their top priorities. Not only has superstition caused people to lose property and given the youths a bleak future, but it has also made people lose their lives.

Information Cycle of Violence

Information Cycle of Violence

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
January 11, 2013

New media, especially YouTube, has changed the public’s relationship to news and information in a way that has made conspiracy theories not only more prevalent but also a much more participatory pursuit. For this reason, it is vital that any student of conspiracy theory attain some degree of media literacy. A good place to start is with the information cycle.

Robert A. Steiner (1934-2013)

Robert A. Steiner (1934-2013)

by Robert Sheaffer
January 8, 2013

Magician and skeptic Robert A. Steiner died on January 4, 2013 in a nursing home in Concord, California, at age 78. A longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay area, Steiner was a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and spoke at several CSI(COP) conferences.

Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria – Senior Science Correspondent at Huffington Post

Talking Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria – Senior Science Correspondent at Huffington Post

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
January 2, 2013

Cara Santa Maria – Huffington Post’s senior science correspondent and host of the “Talk Nerdy to Me” series. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.

Bashing the BMI: A Closer Look at the Skeptics

Bashing the BMI: A Closer Look at the Skeptics

by Ben Radford
December 31, 2012

Why such hate for an otherwise boring, uncontroversial medical formula?

The (Christmas) Season For Reason With Young Critical Thinkers

The (Christmas) Season For Reason With Young Critical Thinkers

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
December 7, 2012

A Discussion With Science Teacher Laurie Tarr.

Appreciating Science: A New Approach to Science in our World

Appreciating Science: A New Approach to Science in our World

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
November 14, 2012

Members of the public don’t know much about science, and they seem fine to leave science to the scientists. That’s Trouble.

Waldorf Steiner and Education – Weird and (Not So) Wonderful Schools

Waldorf Steiner and Education – Weird and (Not So) Wonderful Schools

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
November 7, 2012

An Interview with Quackometer’s Andy Lewis

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