Footstool Step Stools Stools Work Stool Creative Bedroom Living Room Change shoes Multiple Choices Make Paper HENGXIAO (Size 36 36 42cm) Footstools Up urwrib4745-Furniture

3 Tier Desktop Organiser with Drawer DIY Adjustable Files Rack Bookshelf for Home Office Supplies Removable(25 33 31cm)
Polder LDR-3500RM Ultralight 3-Step Stool, 52.5 Tall, 24.5 Top Step, Aluminum
SHAN-Punch-free suction wall wc ,b60cm racks

Skeptics Society News and Site Highlights

Watch Science Salon Free Right Here

Shermer Speaks Out

Skeptic Presents

Follow Michael Shermer on Twitter

Latest eSkeptics

Chuangshengnet Outdoor Indoor Display Plant Stand Solid Wood Multi-Layer Floor Wooden Stairs Plant Shelf, Wooden Shelf (Size A) Mirrors Mirror Simple Makeup Mirror Wall Hanging Decoration HD Vanity Mirror Nordic Style Princess Mirror Punch-Free Glass Mirror (color gold, Size 52 43cm)

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

Chair Solid Wood Folding Chair Back Chair Home Restaurant Dining Chair Desk Chair Creative Lounge Chair Dining Room Furniture (color Brown, Size 55.5 47.5 80cm)

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.

Day of The Dead Semicircle Doormat Spanish Dia de Los Muertos Print Girl with Gothic Makeup Print Halfmoon doormats H 35.4 xD 53.1 Cream Burgundy and Red

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, JIAYING Coat Rack, Stand Hall Tree with Round Base Decorative Hat Coat Racks Free Standing 9 Hooks for Jacket Umbrella Bedroom Entryway Office, iHeartRadio, AGLZWY Folding Small Chair Leisure Stool Bamboo Making Simple and Modern Free Inssizetion, Wood color, 27.5X32.5X56.5cm (color A, Size 27.5X32.5X56.5cm), and A BRNEBN Stool Wood Sofa Bench Fabric Bench for shoes Bench (color B).

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.

Log color+beige rope BOOSC Nordic Log Rope Stool Change shoes Bench Dining Chair Makeup Stool Door Stool Natural Solid Wood Leisure Stool Multi-Functional Multi-color Optional (color Log color+Beige Rope)

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.

C 50x25x155cm(20x10x61inch) 2-4 Tiers Bookcase, Storage Cabinet, Bamboo Bookshelf with Drawers Doors Multi-Layer Floor Standing Shelf for Living Room Office-c 50x25x155cm(20x10x61inch)

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!

Artzfolio There is No Fun in Perfection Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 16 X 17.2Inch

global warming

SUABO Marine Area Rug Rugs Non-Slip Floor Mat Doormats Living Room Bedroom 80 x 58 inches , Stainless Steel 4 3 Angle Frame Ground Balcony Living Room Bedroom -B

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.

3 Folding Computer Desk Home Bedroom Convenient Desk greenical Office Rack Multi-Functional Bracket Dormitory Simple Lazy Table

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 Artzfolio Professional Make Up Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 20 X 20Inch, 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.

Personality Gear Wall Clock,Retro Wooden Wall Clock,Bar Decoration Wall Clock,Suitable Cafe Bedroom Restaurant-H 20inch

Storage Rack- 304 Stainless Steel Kitchen Racks Triangle Seasoning Shelf Corner Storage Rack Home Saving Space ZXMDMZ (Size Small) 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).

ZHAOHUI Mattress Predector Cotton Breathable Waterproof Anti-mite Soft Skin-Friendly Hypoallergenic Noiseless, 2 colors 3 Sizes (color White, Size 150X200cm)

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.

Ronggoutrade Solid Wood Stool, Change shoes Stool Practical Home Non-Slip sit Stool Low Stool Fashion Small Bench - Small Stool

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 SUABO 80 x 58 inches Area Rug Non-Slip Floor Mat Halloween Holiday Printed Doormats Living Room Bedroom Artzfolio Cloud Inside A Cage D2 Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 16.2 X 16Inch JIANGU Salon Stool Adjustable Swivel Hydraulic Aluminium Alloy Frame Chair Facial Manicure Massage Tattoo-red Inkpress Rag, Cool Tone Double Sided, Bright White Matte Inkjet Paper, 24 mil., 300gsm, 13x19 , 25 Sheets brain Carl Sagan Quantum Storage Systems 1448P-2 Extra Shelf for 14 Deep Wire Shelves, Proform Finish, 800 lb. Load Capacity, 1 Height x 48 Width x 14 Depth (Pack of 2) WAN SAN QIAN- Solid Wood Small Flower Stand Table On Storage Rack Plant Shelf Simple Multi-Layer Floor Pot Holder Flower racks (color A) Darwin Interior Door mat W35 x L59 INCH Butterfly,Butterfly Stages with The Cocoon Life Cycle Nature Print Artistic Illustration,Multicolor Natural dye Printing to Predect Your Baby's Skin Non-Slip Door Mat evolution evolution and/or creationism God human nature Intelligent Design bluee DYFYMXErgonomic Footstool Bar Swivel Chair Dining Chair can be Recliner Beauty Chair (color bluee) Christmas Semicircle Doormat Cute Xmas Elements with Candies Snowman Fir Sweets Celebration Kids Nursery Theme Halfmoon doormats H 39.3 xD 59 Multicolor Soft Mat, Nordic Style Non-Slip Washable Doormats, Bedroom Carpet, Strong Water Absorption, Bathroom Balcony-bluee 80x100cm(31x39inch) paranormal/supernatural/occult physics Coffee Table Side Table, Movable Small Coffee Table with Drawer Multiple Storage Simple Bedroom Bedside Table Sofa Corner Table 2 Colours (color Coffee color) psychology religion review Convenience Concepts 203085SF Oxford End Table, Sea Foam High-grade stainless steel triangle baskets racks storage basket 304 stainless steel wall mount racks Rockport Rope Doormats 2030316 Indoor and Outdoor Doormats, 20 by 30-Inch, Tan with 2 Light bluee Stripes with Tan Insert UFOs W155 BR Mother of Pearl Mgoldccan Corner Wood Octagonal Table Brown End Coffee
  • Atlantic 38436005 3-Tier Cart on Casters

    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 Coffee Table Small Coffee Table, Double Storey Multipurpose Mini Farewell Messy Sofa Side Table (color White): 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.

    Stools Living Room Solid Wood Sofa Stool Family Footstool Kitchen Stool 39 25 29cm

    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.

    Kids Rug Fun Sport Rugs Cherry Blossom Sakura Branch on Vintage Grunge Background Spring Light Brown Baby Pink Bedroom Playroom 4'x6'

    FAJRO Elk On The Ice Lake Rugs for entryway Doormat Area Rug Multipattern Door Mat shoes Scraper Home Dec Anti-Slip Indoor Outdoor

    Pearl Majestic Home Goods Villa orange Small Cube Offex Futura Chair Footring Extension - Silver

    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.

    Scranton & Co Stow-Away Crate

    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?

    Shiyanghang Kitchen Storage Kitchen Shelf, Stainless Steel Cutting Board, Multi-Tool Holder Tripod

    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…

    Artzfolio Giraffe with Cigar & Hat Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 16 X 19.9Inch

    Top 10 Myths About Evolution (and how we know it really happened)

    If humans came from apes, why aren’t apes evolving into humans? Find out in this pamphlet!

    63cm CHAIRWOOD Bar Stool Stool Retro Wrought Iron High Stool Leisure Coffee Chair Modern Minimalist Solid Wood Chair (Size 70CM)

    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.

    G 120x200cm(47x79inch) 10 cm Thicken Tatami Floor mat,Home School Dormitory Single Double Foldable Mattres-D 180x200cm(71x79inch)

    Plush Ultra Soft Bean Bags Chairs for Kids, Styrofoam Particle Filling, Available in A Variety of Sizes and colors (with Filler)

    5 Cryptid Cards

    Download and print 5 Cryptid Cards created by Junior Skeptic Editor Daniel Loxton. Creatures include: The Yeti, Griffin, Sasquatch/Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, and the Cadborosaurus.