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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

  • Travels Within the Feminist Divide
    by Carol Tavris on June 2, 2020 at 7:00 am

    In this column social psychologist Carol Tavris discusses two new books whose authors separate what’s right in the pursuit of justice from what’s self-righteous. As skeptics, they repudiate received wisdom and party loyalty, showing that by separating what we wish for from wishful thinking, we can find better, more creative, more flexible routes to attaining the former.

  • Stuart Russell — Human Compatible: Artificial...
    by Skeptic on June 2, 2020 at 7:00 am

    In Science Salon # 118 Michael Shermer speaks with distinguished artificial intelligence researcher Stuart Russell about this new book Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control.

  • eSkeptic for June 2, 2020
    by Skeptic on June 2, 2020 at 7:00 am

    In Science Salon # 118 Michael Shermer speaks with distinguished artificial intelligence researcher Stuart Russell about this new book Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control. PLUS social psychologist Carol Tavris discusses two new books whose authors separate what’s right in the pursuit of justice from what’s self-righteous.

  • Wicked Games Lance Armstrong, Forgiveness and...
    by Michael Shermer on May 31, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Part 2 of the documentary film “Lance” airs tonight on ESPN and served as a catalyst for this article that employs game theory to understand why athletes dope even when they don’t want to, as well as thoughts on forgiveness and redemption. The article is a follow up to and extension of Dr. Shermer’s article in the April 2008 issue of Scientific American.

  • eSkeptic for May 31, 2020
    by Skeptic on May 31, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Part 2 of the documentary film “Lance” airs tonight on ESPN and served as a catalyst for this article that employs game theory to understand why athletes dope even when they don’t want to, as well as thoughts on forgiveness and redemption. The article is a follow up to and extension of Dr. Shermer’s article in the April 2008 issue of Scientific American.