TXXM Barstools Bar Stool Lift Breakfast Stool Counter Stool Stool Cafe Stool Multicolor Black (color Brown) high redating urwrib132-Furniture

I-Semble Slip-on Ladder Bookcase Brackets, 1'' x 6''
LYXPUZI Barhocker Nordic bar Stool Wrought Iron high Chair Home high Stool Tea Coffee Casual Chair Frühstücksschemel (color White, Size 65CM)
Artzfolio Abstract Floating color D5 Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 16 X 19.8Inch

Skeptics Society News and Site Highlights

Watch Science Salon Free Right Here

Shermer Speaks Out

Skeptic Presents

Follow Michael Shermer on Twitter

Latest eSkeptics

Door mat,Entrance Rug Indoor mat Hall Bedroom Non Slip Door mat Carpet Door mat-Bear 60x90cm(24x35inch) Modern Semicircular Cushion Geometric Triangle Shapes Zig Zag Triggering Lines Minimalist Pattern Print Bathroom Mat H 39.3 xD 59 Black and White

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

PINK 100CM LXLIGHTS Headboard Bedside Cushion Bed Wedge Backrest Waist Pad Simple and Stylish Bay Window Sofa Pillows, Easy to Install (color Pink, Size 100CM)

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.

A flower 75cm Creative High Stools, Solid Wood Bar Stool Dining Chair, Ergonomically Designed Curved Backrest,for Kitchen Breakfast Counter Conservatory Café Pub

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, A 200X220cm Summer Sleeping Bed Rattan Mat Cooling Topper Mattress Pad Cushion Smooth Air-Conditioned Bed Mat 3-Pieces Folding Moisture Absorbing (color C, Size 180x220cm), iHeartRadio, The Copper Copper Accessories Dark of Bathroom Entire Black Dry-Towels,Dual Rack Cup, and D 180X58X10cm WENZHE Upholstered Fabric Upholstered Headboard Bedside Cushion Wedges Backrest Waist Pad Home Cloth Soft Case Washable Sponge Pillow, 8 colors (color B, Size 200X58X10cm).

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.

orange Modern Minimalist Nordic Fashion Solid Wood Chair, Multi-Function PU+ Elm Leg Dining Chair, Easy to Clean, Suitable for Restaurant Office Counter Family (color Brown)

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.

HomeRoots Natural & gold Cowhide, Microsuede, Polyfill 12 x 20 Natural and gold Cowhide Pillow

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!

Creative Personality Cast Iron Dragonfly Round Disk European Style Indoor Mobile Flower Pot Rack Wrought Iron Garden Flower Pot Base Diameter 37cm Dark Green

global warming

The golden mirror bathroom mirror double telescopic mirror bathroom wall mounted magnifying glass shaving mirror wall mount makeup mirror 8-inch-diameter 20CM Pattern10 71 x 106 (W180cm x L270cm) Low-Profile Mats,Red and Black,pink Swirls Ivy Plants Dark Mysterious Forest Themed Pattern,Dark Army Green 63 x 94 Bathroom Floor mats

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.

21st Birthday Half Round Door mats Rainbow colord Candlesticks on The Party Cake Abstract Marigold color Image Bathroom Mat H 43.3 xD 64.9 Multicolor

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 TriangleE 80x120cm(31x47inch) Door mat,Front Entrance Door mat Entrance Rug Low Profile Door mats Non-Slip mat Front Door mat-GeometryF 80x120cm(31x47inch), 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.

Holland Bar Stool NCAA Gonzaga Bulldogs 72 Grill Cover

60151.8cm SED Wall Combination Shelf, Desk Organiser, Multifunctional Storage Rack Decorative Frame Wall White Storage for Home Office Supplies 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).

TYUIO Bar Stools Counter Height Adjustable Bar Chairs with Back Barstools PU Leather Swivel Bar Stool Kitchen Counter Stools Dining Chairs (color D)

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.

Holland Bar Stool NCAA Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 72 Grill Cover

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 Doormat Door Mats Home Mats Carpets Carpets Beside The Bed Stylish Non-Slip Mats Foot-to-Door Mats Bedroom Doormats Soft and Comfortable (color bluee, Size 80 120 cm) WENRAN Anti Slip Bead Doormat, Doormat to Clean Your shoes for Hall Living Room PVC Carpet-C 80x120cm(31x47inch) bluee have stools Folding Camping Table Lightweight Portable Aluminum Folding Table and Stool Set with Parasol Hole Indoor Outdoor Picnic Party Home Kitchen Dining Cookout Camping Table TYUIO Tables Stacking Coffee Side End Tables for Living Room, Home and Office, Learning Desk brain Carl Sagan 304 stainless steel bathroom glass shelves-@wei FAJRO Christmas colorful Decorations Polyester Entry Way Doormat Area Rug Multipattern Door Mat Floor Mats shoes Scraper Home Dec Anti-Slip Indoor Outdoor Darwin Coffee Table Simple Laptop Desk Lazy Table Desktop Adjustable Table Legs Can Be Raised and Lowered Lightweight Folding Multifunction Bedroom Dormitory, Wood, 2 colors (color B) evolution evolution and/or creationism God human nature Intelligent Design Knife Handle Beer Tap Handle Sports Bar Kegerator Breweriana Machete Wall Clock,Simple Roundv Quartz Stylish Wood Mute Elegant Non-Ticking Wall Clock- for Living Room Bedrooms Office Kitchens-15 Inches (Style B) Jia He Umbrella Stand Rack Iron Umbrella Stand with Hook Hotel Lobby Office Floor Stand Umbrella Stand Multi-Function Storage Rack - 3 colors Optional @@ (color gold) paranormal/supernatural/occult physics Baby's Journey Babysitter High Chair Pad psychology religion review Gingerbread Man Semicircle Doormat Gingerbread Man Figure Holding a White Page Funny Xmas Character Print Halfmoon doormats H 31.5 xD 47.2 Multicolor TXXM Barstools Bar Stool Lift Swivel Chair high Stool Counter Stool Coffee Stool Black Multicolor (color Purple) DQMSB Coat Rack Floor Solid Wood Hanger Simple Hanger Bedroom Clothes Hanging Fashion Rack Clothes Rack Coat Racks UFOs Plastic shoes Rack Simple Household Large Capacity Space Saving Multi-Functional Layer Storage Narrow Door Small shoes Rack
  • Modern Solid Wood Bar Stools Large Seats Barstools Breakfast Dining Chairs Leisure Nordic Simple for Pub Counter Kitchen Home Cafe Patio

    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 SODIKA Non Slip Kitchen Rug Set 2 Piece, Floor Mat Carpet Runner,Succulents Nature Plant (19.7x31.5in+19.7x47.2 inches): 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.

    Twin Size - Premium Waterproof Mattress Predector - Vinyl Free Mattress Cover - Hypoallergenic Breathable Cotton Terry Bed Cover - Predects from Dust Mites, Allergens, Bacteria

    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.

    Onlyeasy Cloth Storage Bins Foldable Cubby Storage Bin - Fabric Cube Organizers Container Drawers with Dual Handles for Shelves Closet Nursery Organization, 13 x 13 x 13 in, 4 Pack Black, MXABL04PLP

    Aomike 2 Piece Non-Slip Kitchen Mat Rubber Backing Doormat Bohemia Style Cool colors Floral Pattern Runner Rug Set Hallway Living Room Balcony Bathroom Carpet Sets (19.7 x 31.5 +19.7 x 47.2 )

    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 Hand Drawn Green Leafs 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?

    Stool Fabric Fashion Bench Sofa Creative Adult Lazy shoes Square Living Room Home Coffee Table Stool(30x30cm) 0517A (color A)

    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…

    LUDSUY Antique Brass Bathroom Bathroom Accessories Shelf Double Layer Shelves Wall Mounted Bathroom Basket

    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.

    U-emember Home Suits Non-Slip Wooden Coat Hangers Wooden Poles Adult Clothing And Non-Marking Solid Wood Hangers, Coat Hanger ,30,Jz139-104 Thick 3.0 Men'S

    Wall Decoration Loft Retro Solid Wood partition Shelf Wall Hanging Shelf Iron Cubic Shelf Bookshelf Separator Floating Unit Frame Wall Decoration Shelf (color A)

    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.