Wood Solid Wood Coat Floor Simple Modern Bedroom Hanging Clothes Rack Simple Living Room Storage,White Rack Rubber urwrib4144-Furniture

Peaceip Creative Japanese Wall Hanging Clothes Rack Bedroom Solid Wood Wall Hook Holder Rack Living Room Storage Hanging Hanger (color Retro color, Size 2 Hook)
QIJ 3 Tiers Iron Metal Potted Plant Stand Flower Pot Rack for Indoor Outdoor Balcony Home Decorative Display Shelf,Black
Umbrella Stand, Creative Entrance Hall Umbrella Bucket Hotel Lobby Metal Umbrella Stand Household Umbrella Stand Waterproof Carved Umbrella Stand (color Green)

Skeptics Society News and Site Highlights

Watch Science Salon Free Right Here

Shermer Speaks Out

Skeptic Presents

Follow Michael Shermer on Twitter

Latest eSkeptics

5 tiers Bookshelf LOFT Black Shelf Bookshelf Plumbing Shelf Vintage Wrought Iron Decorative Frame Industrial Wind Wall Hanging Wall Units Bookcases (Size 2 Tiers) LYXPUZI Barhocker European Wrought Iron Deformation Diamond Chair bar Chair bar Chair Front Chair bar high Chair Frühstücksschemel (color Yellow)

eSkeptic delivers great articles, videos, podcasts, reviews, op-eds, event announcements, and more to your inbox.

eSkeptic for May 22, 2019

In Science Salon # 67, Atheist Overreach, Christian Smith explains why we ought to be skeptical of the increasingly vociferous and confident claims of atheist apologists about morality, science, and human nature; PLUS Harriet Hall, M.D. examines the dubious claims of radiation hormesis — that low levels of radiation are beneficial to health.

eSkeptic for May 15, 2019

British philosopher Dr. Colin McGinn avers that it is wrong to say that God is by definition all powerful; he is only powerful within the limits of his nature.

eSkeptic for May 8, 2019

In a special edition of the Science Salon Podcast Dr. Shermer brought a camera crew to Jared Diamond’s home in Los Angeles for an especially intimate portrait of the man and his theories. You won’t want to miss this conversation, one of the best we’ve yet recorded, with one of the most interesting minds of our time, perhaps of all time.

eSkeptic for May 1, 2019

VeriSign founder David Cowan avers that science is the key to combatting the spread of disinformation; PLUS, evolutionary anthropologist Michael Tomasello presents his new theory of how humans became such a distinctive species.

eSkeptic for April 24, 2019

In Science Salon # 63, through the lens of evolutionary science, Dr. Hector A. Garcia offers a novel perspective on why we hold our political ideas, and why they are so often in conflict. Drawing on examples from across the animal kingdom, Garcia reveals how even the most complex political processes can be influenced by our basic drives to survive and reproduce.

latest additions to
the reading room

Djyyh Bathroom Mirror Washbasin Mirror Wall Mounted Vanity Mirror (color Ivory White, Size 30 10 34)

The Reading Room is a comprehensive, free resource of articles relating to science and skepticism.

Is Low-Dose Radiation Good for You? The Questionable Claims for Hormesis

Harriet Hall, M.D. examines the dubious claims of radiation hormesis — that low levels of radiation are beneficial to health.

A Disproof of God’s Existence

British philosopher Dr. Colin McGinn avers that it is wrong to say that God is by definition all powerful; he is only powerful within the limits of his nature.

How Science Will Explain & Fix Fake News

Fake news, crafted to exploit us, wreaks havoc on our health, finances and politics. VeriSign founder David Cowan avers that science is the key to combatting the spread of disinformation.

Debating Science and Lost Civilizations My Experience on the Joe Rogan Experience

After his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast # 961 with Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson, Michael Shermer devoted a special issue of Skeptic magazine (22.3) to Hancock’s theory that an ancient lost civilization predates by tens of thousands of years all other known ancient civilizations. The follow is Dr. Shermer’s account of the show and a refinement of his notes for why he is skeptical of Hancock’s theory.

American Atlantis

In the new book America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization, author Graham Hancock looks for traces of a lost Ice Age civilization in the Americas. Despite relying on controversial research and drawing extreme conclusions, his hunt still comes up short.

Hoaxed!

The breadth of what can be meant by the word “hoax” makes the concept — and consequences — worthy of renewed study. Michelle E. Ainsworth reviews Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young and Hoax: A History of Deception: 5000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies by Ian Tattersall and Peter Nevraumont.

Findamy Non-Slip Indoor Door Mat Entrance Rug Rectangle Absorbent Moisture Floor Carpet for Floral Theme Dark Red pinks Doormat 19.7x31.5In+19.7x47.2In

The Science Salon Podcast is a series of conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and leading scientists, scholars, and thinkers, about the most important issues of our time. Listen via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Plastic Chair Folding Chair Household Computer Chair Office Chair Leisure Chair Dining Chair Kitchen Furniture (color White), iHeartRadio, Bily B3350OCE Rocking Bassinet Ocean Dreams, and Kenable Tilt and Swivel TV Mounting Bracket 56mm Profile for 14 to 40 inch TVs.

Dr. Christian Smith — Atheist Overreach: What Atheism Can’t Deliver

In Science Salon # 67, Atheist Overreach, Christian Smith explains why we ought to be skeptical of the increasingly vociferous and confident claims of atheist apologists about morality, science, and human nature.

Dr. Christian List — Why Free Will is Real: A response to Sam Harris, Jerry Coyne, and Other Determinists

In Science Salon # 66 Dr. Michael Shermer speaks with Dr. Christian List about his new book Why Free Will is Real which defies scientific orthodoxy and presents a bold new defense of free will in the same naturalistic terms that are usually deployed against it.

Jared Diamond — Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

In a special edition of the Science Salon Podcast Dr. Shermer brought a camera crew to Jared Diamond’s home in Los Angeles for an especially intimate portrait of the man and his theories. You won’t want to miss this conversation, one of the best we’ve yet recorded, with one of the most interesting minds of our time, perhaps of all time.

SYFO Household Solid Wood Square Stool, Simple shoes Bench, Creative Coffee Table Stool, Stylish Dining Table Stool Stool (Size Small)

INSIGHT at Skeptic.com is a broadly accessible, evidence-based resource that offers critical perspective on mysteries of science, paranormal claims, and the wild, woolly, wonderful weirdness of the fringe.

The Skeptical Virtue of Seriously Just Being Quiet

Daniel Loxton reflects on the value of listening in order to first understand paranormal beliefs and then communicate effectively with those who hold them.

Is the Earth Flat?

There is growing conspiracy theory belief that the Earth is not a globe, but a flat disc. According to believers, government forces promote a completely fictitious model of the cosmos in order to conceal the true nature of the Earth. Daniel Loxton examines whether these claims are true.

Astonishing Legends, Questionable Facts

Did a family in Kentucky get drunk and mistake owls for ‘space-goblins’, or was something much more complex going on that hot August night in 1955?

Confessions of a Skeptical Marketer

Guest writer Steve Cuno shares an insider's view on the ethics of advertising in a world full of false claims.

Outdoor Camping Park Indoor Swing Hammock Parachute Cloth Printing Version Double Hammock

Secrets of the Ouija Board

In this issue of Junior Skeptic we will dim the lights and gather around an object of mystery: the ouija (pronounced “wee-ja” or “wee-gee”). With a little pointer, these simple but spooky devices spell out answers that appear to come from some invisible source. Some people believe ouija boards release secrets from our subconscious minds. Others claim ouija boards harness supernatural forces to predict the future or contact spirits of the dead. Ouija boards have been used to write entire books, and praised as a source of cosmic wisdom. They have also been blamed for madness, mayhem, and murder. Some even fear that ouija boards are gateways for evil demons. Are any of these claims true? Let’s find out!

White 8050cm GWM Bookcases Wall-Mounted Folding Table WNX Folding Wall-Mounted Table Wood Foldable Desk Wall Table Dining Table Computer Table Study Desk (color Black, Size 70 50cm)

global warming

LRW Modern Minimalist North European Dining Chair, Adult Home Desk Chair, Fashion BackChair, Dining Room Leisure Chair, Black shoes Rack 3-Layer shoes Rack Wooden shoes Rack Storage Cabinet Wood Shelf in The Hallway Living Room shoes Organizer, Storage Shelf, Ideal for Entryway (color Walnut color, Size 50 50 25cm)

How We Know Global Warming is Real and Human Caused

Donald R. Prothero addresses climate change denialism head on, demolishing deniers’ arguments and rebuttals, and clearly demonstrating how we know global warming is real and human caused.

Carpet,Living Room Indoor Mat Entrance Doormat Anti-skidding Easy to Clean Home Decor-Pink 20x31inch

our podcasts

The Skeptics Society proudly presents award-winning podcasts, available on multiple listening platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Soundcloud.

Science Salon

Science Salon is a series of conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and leading scientists, scholars, and thinkers, about the most important issues of our time.

MonsterTalk

MonsterTalk is the science show about monsters that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures.

Skepticality

Skepticality is the pioneering, original skeptical podcast dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and science.

Skeptic Presents:
Humour & Skepticism

Skeptic Presents is a series of videos that promote science and critical thinking through the use of humor, wit, and satire. With All Former copper'Dry-Towels Bar Towels Hairdressing Retro ACC,Toilet Paper Rack Kit, we hope to produce these instructional, educational, and entertaining videos regularly throughout the year for free viewing for everyone, everywhere, to spread the message of the power of science and skepticism to make the world a saner, safer place.

F 61.2x8x1.2cm(24x3x0inch) Coat Rack Wall,Bathroom Coat Hook,Vintage Hooks Entryway Wood Hanger for Home Office or Dorm Room Easy Assembly-L 99.6x8x1.2cm(39x3x0inch)

75CM Barstools High Chair Wood High Stool Bar Kitchens Dining Chair Breakfast Stool Bar Chair Tall Stool Counter Chair Vintage Retro Barstool Design Vintage Bar Stools (Size 75CM) Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America (cover detail)

Engaging the
Anti-vaxxers

Vaccines are one of science’s greatest achievements. Yet, fears and anxieties about immunization persist. In this article, Christian Orlic reviews Mark A. Largent’s new book Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America (2012, John Hopkins University Press, ISBN 978-1421406077).

Artzfolio Deer with Watercolor D2 Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Natural Brown Frame 20 X 20Inch

Skeptical Resources Freely Available to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

The Skeptical Studies Curriculum Resource Center is a comprehensive, free repository of resources for teaching students how to think skeptically. This Center contains an ever-growing selection of books, reading lists, course syllabi, in-class exercises, PowerPoint presentations, student projects, papers, and videos that you may download and use in your own classes.

Storage Stool Fashion Wave Seat Pouffe Dressing Table Chair Box Footstool Home Multi-Function LEBAO (color Purple)

We’re pleased to present Daniel Loxton’s challenging and provocative new project, “Why Is There a Skeptical Movement?”. Almost two years in the writing, these two meticulously-researched chapter-length explorations dig deeply into the roots, founding principles, and purpose of scientific skepticism. Arguing that it is essential for skeptics to “appreciate that we’re caretakers for the work of those who have come before,” Loxton carries forward the discussion about the scope and limits of scientific skepticism.

Michael Shermer’s Scientific American Columns

Since April 2001 New York Times bestselling author Michael Shermer has written the “Skeptic” column for Scientific American.

Stein’s Law and Science’s Mission

January 2019: In his 214th consecutive and final ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American, Michael Shermer reflects on what science brings to the human project.

Kids These Days

In his December 2018 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American Michael Shermer discusses how to avert a looming crisis among today’s youth.

The Fallacy of Excluded Exceptions

In his November 2018 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American Michael Shermer explains the allegedly spooky coincidences associated with some famous films like Poltergeist, The Exorcist, The Omen, and The Crow.

A Mysterious Change of Mind

In his October 2018 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American Michael Shermer considers why suicide is a leading cause of death in the US.

Abortion Facts

In his September 2018 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American Michael Shermer avers that when women are educated and have access to birth-control technologies, pregnancies and, eventually, abortions decrease

23 and We

In his August 2018 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American, Michael Shermer discusses the limitations of personal genome service testing.

Patreon: a new way to support the things skeptic creates

Browse by Topic

  • Tags

    aliens SSHHI Solid Wood Foldable Stool,Household Creative Step Stool,Portable Multi-Function Step Stool,Simple Kitchen Bedroom Bedchamber Stools Study Wall Coat Racks Wall Mounted Coat Rack The Door Hook Hanger Wall Hooks Coat Hooks Coat Hook Rack Hook Hanger Hat Hooks Wooden Row Hook White GAOFENG (color 4 Hooks) Artzfolio Floating Public Mosque D4 Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 16.3 X 16Inch HOSA DIGITAL MULTI-TRACK SNAKES COMPATIBLE WITH TASCAM DA-88 AND FOSTEX RD-8; 8 STEREO 1 4 (Metal) TO 25-PIN, 3m (16.5 ft.) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) brain Carl Sagan Black ZHAOYONGLI Stools Footstool Step Stools Work Stool Personality Creative Thicken Multifunction Household Plastic Multicolor Selection 303042cm Creative solid durable long lasting ( color pink red ) Aomike 2 Piece Non-Slip Kitchen Mat Rubber Backing Doormat Bear Into The Wild Runner Rug Set, Hallway Living Room Balcony Bathroom Carpet Sets (19.7 x 31.5 +19.7 x 47.2 ) Darwin K Barstools - American Retro Bar Stool Creative Leisure High Foot Chair Iron Art Backrest Seat Cafe Counter Personality Decoration 0425A (color N) evolution evolution and/or creationism God human nature Intelligent Design Lxrzls Metal Folding Stool Home Kitchen high Stool Space Saving Multi-Function Portable Step Ladder Folding Kitchen LibraryAscends Bench. (color Black) Bathroom mirror European Frameless Wall Mounted mirror Explosion-Proof Rounded Corner 4mm Rectangular HD Corridor mirror (Size 40 60CM) Living room door mat W35 x L59 INCH Indie,Pop Art Scenery with Hipster Santa Claus on Scooter with Gift Bag Christmas Theme,Teal Red bluee Easy to clean, no deformation, no fading Non-slip Door Mat Car paranormal/supernatural/occult physics Ultra-Thin Anti-Slip Mat Kitchen Bathroom Home Absorbent Door Mat Entrance Outdoor Indoor Front Door Mat Can Be Cut, 3D Digital Printing Technology (color C, Size 70 120CM) psychology religion review Barstools - Modern Bar Stool PP redatable Cushion Kitchen Breakfast Chair with Backrest Lifting Chrome Base 0506A (color White, Size Base 41cm-) Black2 NYJS Bar Stool,Bar Chair Swivel Stool Chair Office White Adjustable Round Rolling Tattoo Massage Salon Spa Work,Rolling Stool with Castor Wheels,5 colors (color Purple) 9 ASJHK Chair, Bar Chair Chair Lift Backrest redate Barstool Tall Stool Chair (color 4) UFOs XSJJ Bathroom Shelf, 304 Stainless Steel Wall-Mounted Bathroom Glass Shelf for Bathroom Single-Layer Glass Dressing Table Kitchen Storage Storage Rack Bathroom Glass Shelf
  • Bamboo Stool, Solid Wood Small Square Stool Fishing Stool, Handmade Stool Chair (Size L-27 20 31CM)

    Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic) by Deanna and Skylar (High Tech High Media Arts, San Diego, CA)

    The Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic)

    For a class project, a pair of 11th grade physics students created the infographic shown below, inspired by Michael Shermer’s Metallic Umbrella Stand Rack Umbrella Stand Umbrella Storage Rack Wrought Iron Umbrella Barrel Umbrella Placement Frame to Create A Home Multi-Function Hotel Lobby (color gold): a 16-page booklet designed to hone your critical thinking skills.

    FREE PDF Download

    Top 10 Things to Know About Alternative Medicine

    Harriet Hall M.D. discusses: alternative versus conventional medicine, flu fear mongering, chiropractic, vaccines and autism, placebo effect, diet, homeopathy, acupuncture, “natural remedies,” and detoxification.

    WYQSZ Coat Rack Wrought Iron Coat Rack Floor Hanger Creative Fashion Bedroom Clothes Rack Simple Bedroom Floor Bag Rack Coat Rack - Coat Rack 8563

    FREE Video Series

    Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

    Understanding the difference could save your life! In this superb 10-part video lecture series, Harriet Hall M.D., contrasts science-based medicine with so-called “complementary and alternative” methods.

    Artzfolio Mechanical Whale Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Dark Brown Frame 20 X 20Inch

    Baxton Studio Caribou Wood and Metal End Table

    The Top Ten Strangest Beliefs

    Michael Shermer has compiled a list of the top 10 strangest beliefs that he has encountered in his quarter century as a professional skeptic.

    ZF Collections Nasser Home Office Computer Writing Desk (Walnut Brown)

    FREE PDF Download

    Who believes them? Why? How can you tell if they’re true?

    What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and can you tell the difference between a true conspiracy and a false one?

    Desti Flakes Plus Velvet Thickening, Removable and Washable bite-Resistant Canvas, Square Socket(Cloth) (color Black, Size M)

    The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

    The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

    Mind altering experiences are one of the foundations of widespread belief in the paranormal. But as skeptics are well aware, accepting them as reality can be dangerous…

    Standing Coat Racks Coat Racks,Simple Free Standing Coat and Hat Rack for Garage Foyer Solid Wood Floor Coat Rack Living Room Bedroom Hanger Storage Rack -0223 (color Black)

    Learn to be a Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

    Learn to do Psychic “Cold Reading” in 10
    Easy Lessons

    Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.