Black 20x20x50cm(8x8x20) Hotel Umbrella Stand Iron Long Free Standing Metal Umbrella Holder Umbrella Rack Layer European Style Office Hallway-Black 20x20x50cm(8x8x20) Metal Short urwrib6618-Home Décor Accents

Wall Hangers Clothing Hangers Wall Hangers Decorative Hangers (color D, Size 106cm)
All Parties of The Continental gold of Cu Bains Base Kit ACC soap Box, Towels of Toilet Paper Double Bar
Bathroom shelves bathroom hair dryer stand space aluminum cylinder shelf hair salons

Skeptics Society News and Site Highlights

Watch Science Salon Free Right Here

Shermer Speaks Out

Skeptic Presents

Follow Michael Shermer on Twitter

Latest eSkeptics

Artzfolio Fantasy Eye of Tree Branches Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Black Frame 20 X 20Inch ORE International S-50GRN Trim Top Shelf with Foldable Rack and Clasps, Ivory

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

DQMSB Folding Table Dining Table Eating Table Household Small Apartment Dining Table Round Table Geblackus Table Simple Simple Portable Square (Size 70 70 cm)

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.

RUIMA Camping Hammock with Tree Straps Single Hammocks Hold Up Portable Backpacking Hammock for Two Person Beach Hiking

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, Bacova Guild 78713 Standsoft Trattoria Anti-Fatigue Skid-Resistant Memory Foam Mat, 35 x 22 , iHeartRadio, 9 bottle ZHILIAN® Wine Barrel Home Hotel Creative Lattice Wrought Iron Wooden Wine Cabinet Wine Rack European Retro Style Wine Rack Wine Bottle Rack Storage Wine Cabinet A Variety of Specifications, and Yellow 454388CM Folding Chairs Home Dining Chairs Leisure Chairs Training Chairs Conference Chairs Portable Chairs Stools (color Creamy-White, Size 45 43 88CM).

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.

Artzfolio Abstract Surreal Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 20 X 20Inch

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.

Creative Makeup Shaving Mirrors with Hanging Chain, Round Rustic Mirror,Decorative Bathroom Mirror,Wall Hanging Mirror,Pink

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!

Door mat,Carpet Non Slip Door mat Entrance Rug Durable Welcome Door mats Carpet Entrance mat-Cat 45x75cm(18x30inch)

global warming

Flower Stand-Metal Plant Flower Pot Floor-Standing Display Rack Storage Rack, Multi-Function Room Built-in Rack (color Brown, Size Small) Circularity Floor mat Office Chair Round Indoor Floor mat Entrance Circle Floor mat for Office Chair Wood Floor Circle Floor mat Office Round mat for Living Room Pattern 5'3 Diameter

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.

Black 4538CM GAIXIA Nordic Living Room Wrought Iron Coffee Table Geometric Fashion Angle Creative Size Apartment Table Simple Modern Sofa Edge Folding Table (color White, Size 38 45CM)

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 DYR Adjustable Heavy Duty Double Stainless Steel Hanger Rail with Wheels - Stainless Steel Coated Pipe, 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.

Black 202080cm Shiyanghang Outdoor Indoor Display Plant Stand Nordic Iron Floor Shelf, Balcony Shelf, Simple Indoor and Outdoor Flower pots. (color Green, Size 20 20 67cm)

Plant, Door Mats for Inside, Beautiful Vibrant colord Exotic Flowers on Absract Shapes Natural Way of Life, Door Mat Outside 5x8 Ft White Multicolor 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).

Ab face Thicken Lamb Mattress,Four Seasons Foldable Solid color Quilted Mattress,with Elasticated Corner Straps Tatami Mattress-B 90x200cm(35x79inch)

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.

Djyyh 2 Step Solid Wood Ladder Step Stool,Household Multifunction Folding Stair Chair for Adults Kids,Kitchen Indoor Portable Flower Rack shoes Bench Storage Shelf,38x42x52cm (color White)

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 Hzpxsb Creative Vase Umbrella Bucket Home Office Hotel Lobby Storage Bucket Cue Racket Storage15.7x7.8x23.6inches(40cm X 20cm X60cm). Standing Flower Stand Wooden Flower Rack Indoor Plant Stand Wooden Plant Flower Display Stand Wood Pot Shelf Storage Rack Outdoor Decorative Frame (color C2) Antique Coke Copper Wall Mounted Nautical Premium Aluminum Vintage Mirror Ship's Porthole Window Pirate's Maritime Nautical Themed Decor Nagina International (10 Inches, Dark Antique Window) Horses Semicircle Doormat Group of Pacing Horses in Water with Fantastic Environment Life Force Retro Paint Halfmoon doormats H 31.5 xD 47.2 Multicolor brain Carl Sagan Paint Print Wooden Design Vintage,Retro, Mid-Century Modern Design Wooden Coffee Table, Cocktail Table for Living Room, Bedroom or Home Office Non-Slip Thicken Thick Warm Lambs Mattress,Soft Bed Single Student Dormitory Elasticated Corner Straps Bed Mattress-E W100xH200cm(39x79inch) Darwin JIAYING Coat Rack, with shoes Rack Storage Organiser with 6 Hooks for Entryway, Hallway, Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room evolution evolution and/or creationism God human nature Intelligent Design Bar Stools Modern Counter Hight Stool Black Velvet Fabric Seat with Footrest and Back for Bar Pub Dining Room Kitchen Home Furniture Simpli Home Simeon 24 inch Metal & Wood Counter Height Stool, Cocoa Brown Artzfolio Beautiful African Tribal Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Black Frame 20 X 20Inch paranormal/supernatural/occult physics SHWSM Folding Table Home Small Round Table Simple Deformation Table Home Chess Table Fashion Table Folding Table (Size 70×70×75cm) psychology religion review Coffee Table Corner Table,with Storage Rack Iron Small Coffee Table Multi-Functional Storage Small Apartment Balcony Sofa Side Table 2 Size (Size 32 32 45cm) Industrial Semicircle Doormat Crafting Equipment with Obsolete Dusty Mechanic Tools Collection of a Carpenter Halfmoon doormats H 35.4 xD 53.1 Multicolor Cooling Mat Hydrophilic Student Water Bed Mattress Individual Big Wave Dorm Room Ice Pad by MAG.AL UFOs Hai Yan Portable Folding Table Folding Table - Computer Desk Folding Table Sitting Bed with Desk Notebook Small Table Lazy Table Student Dormitory Study Table (Size 60x40x26cm)
  • 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.

    Bar Chair Modern Style Bar Stools Counter Chair Breakfast Kitchen Wood Barstools-Brown

    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.

    Two Economy Car Dealer Keyboards Each Holds 32 Keys On Hook Board

    Barstools,Bar Stools Counter Height Barstool - Mid Century Modern Style - Black Metal Base - Brown Faux Leather Bucket Seat

    Soft Washed Cotton Sleeping Tatami Floor mat, Roll up Mattress pad Topper Futon Japanese for Bay Window Crawling mat Home Kids-I 90x200cm(35x79inch) Wood color 150×150CM JIAYING Fashion Heavy Duty Garment Rack with Shelves 1-Tier shoes Rack,Coat Rack with Hanger Bar for Living Room, Bedroom, Study (color Wood color, Size 80×130CM)

    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.

    E 90CM Large Soft Upholstered Headboard Cushion Wall Pillow Lumbar Pad Bed Backrest Breathable Removable Washable (color F, Size 155cm)

    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?

    Non-slip plaid bedroom mat [bedside] Long mats Non-slip mat Indoor mats -A 120x50x0.5cm(47x20x0inch)

    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!

    Lvdijidian Cartoon Cute Animal Round Carpet Simple Bedroom Clothing Store Hanging Basket Cloakroom Home Computer Chair Rug Crown Elephant Doormat of Decoration (Size Diameter-80CM)

    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.

    Gifts & Decor Plant Stand Shelf Flower Racks European Style Creative Flower Frame Flower Floor Balcony Flower Bed Frame Indoor Living Room Radish Single Layer of Small Meat Flower Frame (color A)

    Barstools - Creative Cafe Bar Stool European Style Iron Art High Foot Chair Solid Wood Leather Seat Counter Leisure Office Household 0426A (color Green (Wood), Size 68cm Seat Height)

    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.