The scientific method has been mankind's most effective
tool in combating disease, increasing the food supply, and
generally providing longer lives filled with the optimism that
we can solve our problems without prayers to a higher

Efforts to discover the true nature of the universe and
develop technology to explore our world and overcome
hardship are only possible when we encourage reason and
critical thinking in our homes, schools and communities.
We are skeptical of unsupported claims believing that the
more unusual the claim, the greater the need for strong