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http://skepdic.com/
Editor's Pick The Skeptic's Dictionary Open in a new browser window Editor's Pick
   Skeptical definitions and essays on occult, paranormal, pseudoscientific ideas and practices with references to skeptical literature.
   http://skepdic.com/

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http://home.netcom.com/~bbaggins/skeptic.htm
#Skeptic IRC Open in a new browser window
   Weekly internet relay chat for skeptics.
   http://home.netcom.com/~bbaggins/skeptic.htm
http://www.skeptic.com/about_us/manifesto.html
A Skeptical Manifesto Open in a new browser window
   Article by Michael Shermer defines and discusses skepticism. Includes a section that asserts a skeptic can also be open to scientific reason. Written in 1992.
   http://www.skeptic.com/about_us/manifesto.html
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/pseudobib.html
Astronomical Pseudo-science: A Skeptic's Resource List Open in a new browser window
   A bibliography from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, for those who want to examine with a skeptical eye some of the claims at the fringes of science that seem connected to astronomy.
   http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/pseudobib.html
http://www.bad-language.com/
Bad Language Open in a new browser window
   A doctoral student presents her investigations into the paranormal and pseudo-scientific, as well as an analysis of linguistic myths.
   http://www.bad-language.com/
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html
Bad Science Open in a new browser window
   About well understood phenomena which are persistently presented incorrectly by teachers and writers.
   http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html
http://www.booktalk.org/
BookTalk Open in a new browser window
   Dedicated to the advancement of critical thinking, reason, intelligence, freedom of inquiry, philosophy and the scientific method. Forums include chats with the authors.
   http://www.booktalk.org/
http://www.xenu.net/archive/baloney_detection.html
Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit Open in a new browser window
   Tools for testing arguments and detecting fallacious or fraudulent arguments, based on Sagan's book "The Demon Haunted World: Science as a candle in the dark."
   http://www.xenu.net/archive/baloney_detection.html
http://www.csicop.org/
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal Open in a new browser window
   World-wide organization that encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view.
   http://www.csicop.org/
http://www.crank.net/
Crank Dot Net Open in a new browser window
   Skeptic provides categorized directory, both alphabetical and hierarchical, to a variety of kooks, cranks, loons, and crackpots on the net.
   http://www.crank.net/
http://www.alternativescience.com/skepticism.htm
Criticism of Scientific Skepticism Open in a new browser window
   Criticizes self-identified "skeptics," saying that their "skepticism" translates into scorn and condescension toward people and data that contradict current scientific beliefs. Gives examples of the excesses of skeptics.
   http://www.alternativescience.com/skepticism.htm
http://www.debunker.com
Debunker's Domain Open in a new browser window
   Dedicated to debunking all manner of dubious claims.
   http://www.debunker.com
http://www.phact.org/e/skeptic/
Eric's Skeptic Page Open in a new browser window
   A skeptical look at all sorts of sciences and pseudosciences.
   http://www.phact.org/e/skeptic/
http://www.forteantimes.com/
Fortean Times Open in a new browser window
   The Journal of Strange Phenomenae. Online version of the print magazine.
   http://www.forteantimes.com/
http://www.freeinquiry.com/
Free Inquiry Open in a new browser window
   Argues for free inquiry and thought; the philosophies of naturalism, empiricism, rationalism, and skepticism.
   http://www.freeinquiry.com/
http://FreeThinkers.blogtoolkit.com
Free Thinkers Blog Open in a new browser window
   Regular articles on scientific evidence against superstition.
   http://FreeThinkers.blogtoolkit.com
http://www.logicallycritical.com/
Logically Critical Open in a new browser window
   Podcast intended to encourage critical thinking in everyday situations using information about which people can reasonably agree.
   http://www.logicallycritical.com/
http://www.rationallyspeaking.org/
Massimo's Skeptic and Humanist Web Open in a new browser window
   Addresses the topic of skepticism and secular humanism. Page includes lectures. handouts, and online column. Also, has links to book reviews and essays.
   http://www.rationallyspeaking.org/
http://www.phys.cwru.edu/~krauss/nytimesaprilrev.html
NYTimes.com - Odds Are Stacked When Science Tries to Debate Pseudoscience Open in a new browser window
   Essay. Having a debate inevitably suggests that each side has some credibility. As a result, opponents of the scientific method try very hard to appear in debates with scientists.
   http://www.phys.cwru.edu/~krauss/nytimesaprilrev.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/nova/aliens/alienhome.html
Nova: Kidnapped by UFOs? Open in a new browser window
   Companion site for TV program in which believers and skeptics, including Carl Sagan, explore case histories of alien abductions.
   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/nova/aliens/alienhome.html
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/
Number Watch Open in a new browser window
   Monitors the media in search of misleading numbers in news, politics and science.
   http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/
http://www.pointofinquiry.org/
Point of Inquiry Open in a new browser window
   The Center for Inquiry’s radio show and podcast. Point of Inquiry explores CFI’s three research areas: pseudoscience and the paranormal, alternative medicine, and religion and secularism.
   http://www.pointofinquiry.org/
http://info-pollution.com/skeptic.htm
Practical Skepticism Open in a new browser window
   A how-to guide for examining claims and debunking myths, math abuse, and misleading arguments.
   http://info-pollution.com/skeptic.htm
http://www.sc.maricopa.edu/sbscience/pests/
Psychologists Educating Students to Think Skeptically Open in a new browser window
   PESTS is a meeting place for educators (specifically psychologists, although anyone is welcome) to discuss issues involving skeptical thinking and ways to introduce and teach skeptical thinking in the classroom.
   http://www.sc.maricopa.edu/sbscience/pests/
http://www.realitymatters.com/
Reality Matters Open in a new browser window
   Debunks religion, the origin of God, the Bible, near death experiences and paranormal contacts with spirits.
   http://www.realitymatters.com/
http://www.stelling.nl/simpos/simpoeng.htm
SIMPOS Open in a new browser window
   Netherlands foundation for information on social problems and occult tendencies.
   http://www.stelling.nl/simpos/simpoeng.htm
http://www.skepchick.org/
Skepchick Open in a new browser window
   A woman's skeptical science and life blog.
   http://www.skepchick.org/
http://www.skepticfriends.org/
Skeptic Friends Network Open in a new browser window
   Examines a variety of claims with emphasis on debunking "creation science."
   http://www.skepticfriends.org/
http://www.skepticnews.com/
Skeptic News Open in a new browser window
   Tracks new information on various skeptical web pages.
   http://www.skepticnews.com/
http://www.skepticreport.com
Skeptic Report Open in a new browser window
   E-zine featuring writings on skeptical inquiry and critical thinking. Also lists related books and provides links to numerous websites on topics including skepticism, alternative science, creationism, and health fraud.
   http://www.skepticreport.com
http://www.discord.org/skeptical/
Skeptical Information Links Open in a new browser window
   Links to materials for skeptics, and about skepticism.
   http://www.discord.org/skeptical/
http://www.skepticalinvestigations.org/
Skeptical Investigations Open in a new browser window
   Criticism of skepticism, including information about fraud in mainstream science and questioning of the methods and motives of skeptics.
   http://www.skepticalinvestigations.org/
http://www.lysator.liu.se/skeptical/
Skeptical Pages by Tommy Persson Open in a new browser window
   Links to newsletters, organizations, and websites.
   http://www.lysator.liu.se/skeptical/
http://www.hutch.demon.co.uk/lewindex.htm
Skeptical References Open in a new browser window
   A bibliography of materials for skeptics.
   http://www.hutch.demon.co.uk/lewindex.htm
http://www.skepticality.com/
Skepticality Open in a new browser window
   The official podcast of SKEPTIC magazine. Critical thinking and skeptical analysis of all types of topics, especially ones with scientific and/or supernatural aspects.
   http://www.skepticality.com/
http://www.lists.opn.org/mailman/listinfo/org.opn.lists.skeptix
Skeptix Mailing List Open in a new browser window
   Forum discussion about extraordinary phenomena. Includes post archives and subscription information.
   http://www.lists.opn.org/mailman/listinfo/org.opn.lists.skeptix
http://www.phys.psu.edu/~scalise/misc/crackpot/
The Crackpot Page Open in a new browser window
   "Dedicated to all the Flat Earthers, Circle Squarers, Angle Trisecters, Cube Halvers, Perpetual Motion Mechanics, UFO and Elvis sighters, and all the other true believers who adamantly refuse to accept mathematical or physical proof that their convic
   http://www.phys.psu.edu/~scalise/misc/crackpot/
http://www.randi.org
The James Randi Educational Foundation Open in a new browser window
   Foundation headed by professional magician exposes psychics, faith healers, and such. Offers $1.1 million to anyone who can actually demonstrate something supernatural.
   http://www.randi.org
http://www.infidels.org
The Secular Web Open in a new browser window
   Agnosticism, atheism, freethought, humanism, and rationalism on the Web
   http://www.infidels.org
http://www.skeptic.org.uk/
The Skeptic Magazine Open in a new browser window
   United Kingdom publication, taking a skeptical look at pseudoscience and claims of the paranormal.
   http://www.skeptic.org.uk/
http://www.skeptictank.org/
The Skeptic Tank Open in a new browser window
   The Skeptic Tank is a BBS which maintains extensive archives on scientifically questionable groups, individuals, and ideologies. Message board and articles.
   http://www.skeptictank.org/
http://www.skepdic.com/refuge/
The Skeptic's Refuge Open in a new browser window
   Gateway to The Skeptic's Dictionary with skeptical articles on the occult, the supernatural, the paranormal and the pseudoscientific.
   http://www.skepdic.com/refuge/
http://www.skeptic.com
The Skeptics Society Open in a new browser window
   The Skeptics Society is a scientific and educational organization of scholars, scientists, historians, magicians, professors and teachers, and anyone curious about controversial ideas, extraordinary claims, revolutionary ideas and the prom
   http://www.skeptic.com
http://www.number80.co.uk
The View from Number 80 Open in a new browser window
   Lists sites pertaining to, amongst other things, pseudoscience, flim-flam or irrational claims and tries to give them critical attention and, in many cases, a certain amount of ridicule.
   http://www.number80.co.uk
http://tonyyouens.com/
Tony Youens Open in a new browser window
   Skeptic articles, information, books from Tony Youens - parapsychology investigations.
   http://tonyyouens.com/
http://www.trueauthority.com/
TrueAuthority.com Open in a new browser window
   Experts test claims on subjects including dinosaurs, creation/evolution, and cryptozoology.
   http://www.trueauthority.com/
http://www.chem1.com/acad/sci/pseudosci.html
What is pseudoscience? Open in a new browser window
   How it differs from science, how to spot it. Junk science, pathological science, quackery and pseudoscientific scams.
   http://www.chem1.com/acad/sci/pseudosci.html
http://www.xprojectmagazine.com/
X-Project Paranormal Magazine Open in a new browser window
   Web e-zine featuring a series of skeptical articles.
   http://www.xprojectmagazine.com/
http://www.unice.fr/zetetique/
Zetetics Laboratory Open in a new browser window
   Laboratory at the University of Nice where paranormal phenomena are studied.
   http://www.unice.fr/zetetique/
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/skeptic-faq/
sci.skeptic FAQ Open in a new browser window
   Frequently asked questions about the sci.skeptic newsgroup.
   http://www.faqs.org/faqs/skeptic-faq/

Last Updated: 2007-10-14 08:27:48