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Notes on some prominent progressive-minded organizations in the United States.

National Center for Science Education

Quote: “The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents, and concerned citizens working to keep evolution and climate science in public school science education. We educate the press and … Continue reading

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The Skeptic Society

Quote: “…to engage leading experts in investigating the paranormal, fringe science, pseudoscience, and extraordinary claims of all kinds, promote critical thinking, and serve as an educational tool for those seeking a sound scientific viewpoint.” Publication:  SKEPTIC magazine Website:  http://www.skeptic.com/

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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI, formerly CSICOP)

Quote:  “The mission of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.” Publication:  Skeptical Inquirer Website:  http://www.csicop.org

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Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Quote:  “The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, we work toward the day when the … Continue reading

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Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU)

Quote:  “Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.” Website:  http://www.au.org Publication:  Church & State

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Quote:  “The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.” Website: … Continue reading

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Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

Quote:  “The purposes of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.” Website:  http://ffrf.org Publication: … Continue reading

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