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Skepticality, Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine and Skeptics Society on YouTube..

Resources

These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…

General

Portal

Skeptic (Skeptic Society), Resources for Independent Thinking

Dictionary

skepticism : : (1) an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object (2) the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain (3) the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics — Webster

The Skeptic’s Dictionary, Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

Encyclopedia

Skepticism is generally any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere. — Wikipedia

Skepticism Categories (Wikipedia), Britannica

Introduction

How to be a skeptic (WikiHow), HowStuffWorks

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Foundation

Philosophy


Science


The seven warning signs of bogus science (Robert L. Park)

Preservation

History

A note on the history and meaning of skepticism (George H. Smith, Resources for Independent Thinking)

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium

Community

Organization

Skeptics Society, The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

Blog

eSkeptic (Skeptics Society), WordPress

News

Skeptical Inquirer (Skeptics Society) (Wikipedia), Skeptic Magazine, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun

Science & Skeptic Humor from around the Web (Relatively Interesting)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Rumor

Snopes.com

Faith



The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (Carl Sagan) (Wikipedia, Amazon)

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Skeptic Examining Extraordinary Claims and Promoting Science

  • eSkeptic for November 15, 2017
    by Skeptic on November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

    In this week’s eSkeptic, Margret Schaefer reviews Freud: The Making of an Illusion, in which its author, Frederick Crews, convincingly argues that Freud constructed psychoanalysis on a fraudulent foundation. How did Freud convince so many people of the correctness and the profundity of his theory? […]

  • The Wizardry of Freud
    by Margret Schaefer on November 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Margret Schaefer reviews Freud: The Making of an Illusion, in which its author, Frederick Crews, convincingly argues that Freud constructed psychoanalysis on a fraudulent foundation. How did Freud convince so many people of the correctness and the profundity of his theory? […]

  • Why We Should Be Concerned About Artificial...
    by Matthew Graves on November 8, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Matthew Graves warns that the same general problem-solving ability that makes artificial superintelligence a uniquely valuable ally may make it a uniquely risky adversary. […]

  • eSkeptic for November 8, 2017
    by Skeptic on November 8, 2017 at 8:00 am

    It’s possible that artificially intelligent systems might end up far more intelligent than any human. In this week’s eSkeptic, Matthew Graves warns that the same general problem-solving ability that makes artificial superintelligence a uniquely valuable ally may make it a uniquely risky adversary. […]

  • Are You An Unconscious Racist?
    by Carol Tavris on November 1, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Carol Tavris examines whether the Implicit Association Test (IAT) can really capture unconscious prejudices and predict if people will actually behave in a biased or discriminatory way. […]