Amherst, New York, home of Free Inquiry, the skeptics’ periodical of choice, and its parent organization, the Council for Secular Humanism, this weekend hosts its 10th Annual World Congress, “Toward a New Enlightenment,” as a response to religious encroachments on science, medicine and “democracy itself.” Over the course of three days, participants will explore religiously-tinged issues such as physician-assisted suicide, evolution, global warming, and stem-cell research with a pointed emphasis on science rather than faith. Congress attendees include the outspoken atheist scientist, Richard Dawkins, Nobel Prize laureates, and Etienne-Emile Baulieu, discoverer of RU486