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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, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

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

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

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

Library

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

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

Skeptics Society, The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

Blog

eSkeptic (Skeptics Society)

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

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

  • Jordan Peterson & Michael Shermer on Science,...
    by Skeptic on April 20, 2021 at 7:00 am

    In episode 174, join Michael Shermer and Jordan Peterson (bestselling author of 12 Rules for Life) for this extraordinary conversation based on Peterson’s new book Beyond Order.

  • eSkeptic for April 20, 2021
    by Skeptic on April 20, 2021 at 7:00 am

    In episode 174, join Michael Shermer and Jordan Peterson (bestselling author of 12 Rules for Life) for this extraordinary conversation based on Peterson’s new book Beyond Order. PLUS: Save 40% on new digital subscriptions to Skeptic Magazine via Pocketmags.com, now through April 27, 2021!

  • Naomi Oreskes — Why Trust Science?
    by Skeptic on April 17, 2021 at 7:00 am

    In this interview, based on her landmark book, Why Trust Science?, historian of science Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength — and the greatest reason we can trust it. Drawing vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong, Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be […]

  • eSkeptic for April 17, 2021
    by Skeptic on April 17, 2021 at 7:00 am

    In episode 173 of Michael Shermer’s podcast he speaks with historian of science Naomi Oreskes about her landmark book, Why Trust Science? that offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength — and the greatest reason we can trust it.

  • Andrew Doyle — Free Speech: And Why It Matters
    by Skeptic on April 13, 2021 at 7:00 am

    In episode 172 of Michael Shermer’s podcast he speaks with Andrew Doyle about his new book on free speech and why it matters. Taking on board legitimate concerns about how speech can be harmful, Doyle argues that the alternative — an authoritarian world in which our freedoms are surrendered to those in power — has far worse consequences.