Toga Party Cushion Hellenic Bowman Silhouette Eros Fantasy Gladiator Old Mediterranean Print doormats H 39.3 xD 59 Black and White Semicircular Halfmoon urwrib4846-Furniture

Premium Tatami Floor mat Mattress,Folding Japanese futon Predector Mattress pad Topper Student Dormitory mattresses-Light tan 60x120cm(24x47inch)
EQEQ The Domain of The State, The Stainless Steel Bains Linking This Assembly On A Shelf with 40 cm
Holland Bar Stool NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions 60 Grill Cover

Skeptics Society News and Site Highlights

Watch Science Salon Free Right Here

Shermer Speaks Out

Skeptic Presents

Follow Michael Shermer on Twitter

Latest eSkeptics

ZH Foldable Table Balcony Coffee Table, Dining Table Oval Shaped Wood Panel Metal Living Room Dining Room Bedroom Coffee Table (Size C) LUDSUY Black Bathroom Shelf Basket Layer Frame Corner Antique Double Rectangular Basket Solid Brass Bathroom Set,A

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

Camping Chair Camping Chair Backrest Beach Picnic BBQ Chair Load-Bearing 150KG

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.

Artzfolio Floral Letter Y Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Black Frame 20 X 20Inch

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, 3 European Leatherette Exterior + High-Strength Sponge Bar Chair Fashion Bar Stools Gas Lift Adjustable Swive Chair Cash Register at The Front Desk Swivel Chair Leisure Chair Bar Stool High Stool, iHeartRadio, LUDSUY Antique Brass Bathroom Mirror 8 Inch 3X Magnifier Makeup Mirror 360-Degree redating Vanity Makeup Mirrors Dual Sided Mirror, and 1 Bar Stools Chair with Backrest PU Seat Adjustable Swivel High Stool for Breakfast Counter Kitchen and Home Barstools Max Load 150 Kg.

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.

1 European Chair Iron Short Stool, Fabric Change shoes Makeup Stool GMING (color 2)

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.

Standing Flower Stand Wooden Flower Rack Indoor Plant Stand Wooden Plant Flower Display Stand Wood Pot Shelf Storage Rack Outdoor Decorative Frame (Size A 80cm)

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!

XJRHB Washable Triangle Solid Bed Large Cushion Bed Soft Bag Sofa Backrest, 5 colors, 9 Sizes (color orange, Size 70×50×20cm)

global warming

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.

L Military Challenge Coin Display Case Cabinet Rack Holder Stand Box w UV Predection, Oak Finish

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 YJWOZ Plastic Backrest Chair Multi-color Optional Backrest Wooden Foot Makeup Chair Home Desk Chair Sitting Height 45cm Chair (color B), 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.

Folding Wall Desk-Solid Wood Folding Table Wall Hanging Table Dining Table Computer Table Study Table Folding (Size 50 30cm)

Footstool Modern Simplicity Storage Stool Multipurpose Washable Stool Sets Footrest Change shoes, Pine, 5 colors (color C) 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).

Bronze ZfgG Mesh Umbrella Stand,cast Iron Effect Umbrella Base,Round 24 60 cm (color Black)

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.

Lxrzls Bar Stool Backrest Beauty Stool Swivel Chair Makeup Stool Work Stool Can Be Adjusted Up and Down

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 HUYP Bedroom Study Balcony Storage Rack Removable Kitchen Bathroom Shelf (color Pink) Newspaper Rack Wrought Iron Wall-Mounted 2-Shelf greenical Long Magazine Rack Storage Rack Size -26 6.5 70cm JUN Footstool Plastic Rattan Chair Casual Dining Stool Change shoes Bench 45 30 30cm (Size B) Bathroom Shelves, bathroom, 304 stainless steel bathroom shelves, 2 floor bathroom, shelf, wall hanging, triangle basket,3 layer brain Carl Sagan Floor mat W35 x L59 INCH Eye,Mystical Sign Third Eye Mandala Motifs Wisdom Yoga Zen Chakra Enlightenment, bluee Mint Green Purple Easy to Clean, no Deformation, no Fading Non-Slip Door Mat Carpet WENRAN Anti Slip Modern Carpet,Doormats Foot pad for Bedroom Kitchen Hall Rugs for Bathroom Floor-G 120x140cm(47x55inch) Darwin Yxsd Umbrella Stand, Stainless Steel, gold, Square 24x60cm evolution evolution and/or creationism God human nature Intelligent Design B Free Inssizetion Bedside Table Solid Wood Living Room Small Coffee Table (color D) Barture Metal Coat Rack Clothes Stand Hat 13 Hooks Heavy Duty Umbrella Holder Hooks Office Entryway,185cm X 39cm X 39cm (color gold) Summer Sleeping Mat, Carbonized Cooling Air Conditioning Mat Collapsible Comfortable Cooling Bamboo Mat Three-Piece-b 90x190cm(35x75inch) paranormal/supernatural/occult physics Summer Collapsible Mattress Cool Pad, Sleeping Mat (Size 100X195cm) psychology religion review Desktop File Cabinets 5-Tier Green Plastic Drawer Type Document Storage Box Desk Supplies anQna Dark green Modern Solid Wood Barstools, 360 Degree Swivel High Stool with Backs Pu Leather Filled Cotton Pub Chair Counter Bar Stool Chair for Office Bar Home-Black P 90x200cm(35x79inch) Thickened 6cm Student Mattress,Folding Tatami Mattress,Folding Floor Sleeping pad,Foldable,for Yoga Camping-B 180x200cm(71x79inch) UFOs Artzfolio Cute Birds Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Natural Brown Frame 20 X 20Inch
  • 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.

    Umbrella Stand, Wrought Iron Storage Shelf Hotel Lobby Home Umbrella Stand Umbrella Storage Umbrella Bucket (color B)

    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.

    Foot Stool Cattail Hassock Square Rush Cushion Bay Window Mat for Meditation Bedroom Living Room Japanese-Style Tea Ceremony (Size 40 6cm)

    Runners & Pads Hobbit Land Village House by The Lake with Stone Bridge Farmhouse Cottage New Zealand Green bluee Modern Watercolor Multicolor 4'x6'

    Pink Light Pink 1 End Table Furinno 11158CWN DBR Andrey Bin Drawer, Coffee Table, Columbia Walnut Dark Brown SYFO Household Wood Stool, Fashion Creative Stool, Simple Dining Table Stool, shoes Bench Stool

    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.

    Artzfolio bluee orange Green Triangles Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 20 X 20Inch

    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?

    A Chang-dq Solid Wood Side Table, Coffee Table Flower Stand Restaurant Table Negotiating Table Living Room Table Balcony Table Square Iron Bracket 45 45 45CM Durable (color B)

    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…

    ZXQZ Umbrella Stand Iron Art Umbrella Storage Rack Umbrella Bucket Household Umbrella Display Stand Umbrella racks ( color A )

    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!

    DQMSB Creative Hook Wall Hanging Coat Rack (Multiple Sizes) Coat Racks (Size 4 Hook)

    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.

    NOVICA MI0038 Natural Memories' Bone Wall Mirror

    Ocean Waves and Clouds Semicircular CushionGrunge Vintage Design Water Silhouette Nautical Theme Entry Door Mat H 31.5 xD 47.2 Sand Brown Cream Seafoam

    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.