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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

  • The Arguments for Creationism and the Arguments...
    by Ralph M. Barnes on February 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

    How do arguments for evolution used by mainstream scientists differ from arguments employed by creationists and proponents of Intelligent Design? Ralph M. Barnes sheds some light on this question in this article from Skeptic magazine 23.4 (2018). […]

  • eSkeptic for February 20, 2019
    by Skeptic on February 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

    How do arguments for evolution used by mainstream scientists differ from arguments employed by creationists and proponents of Intelligent Design? Ralph M. Barnes sheds some light on this question in this article from Skeptic magazine 23.4 (2018). […]

  • Dr. Michele Gelfand — Rule Makers, Rule...
    by Skeptic on February 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    In Science Salon # 54, Dr. Shermer talks with cultural psychologist Dr. Michele Gelfand, author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World, about her pioneering research into cultural and social norms. […]

  • Personhood & Abortion Rights How Science...
    by Gary Whittenberger on February 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Although it’s been 45 years since Roe v. Wade, abortion continues to be a highly controversial and polarizing issue. In this essay, Gary Whittenberger articulates the philosophical and scientific foundation for a third option between the two extremes of pro-life and pro-choice — the pro-person position — after examining the evidence for the best possible answer to the question: “When does the human fetus acquire the capacity for consciousness?” This article […]

  • eSkeptic for February 13, 2019
    by Skeptic on February 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Although it’s been 45 years since Roe v. Wade, abortion continues to be a highly controversial and polarizing issue. In this essay, Gary Whittenberger articulates the philosophical and scientific foundation for a third option between the two extremes of pro-life and pro-choice — the pro-person position — after examining the evidence for the best possible answer to the question: “When does the human fetus acquire the capacity for consciousness?&rdquo […]