FS Solid shoes Bench, Small Stool Solid Wood Living Room seat Bench Change shoes Stool Simple Creative Fabric Sofa Bench 56×32×28cm (color Square) Wood urwrib2383-Furniture

Multifunctional Storage Shelf Metal Simple Creative Wall Wall Shelf Partition Bookcase Living Room Bedroom Wall Decoration Frame (color 60 20 70cm)
Retro Wooden Surfboard Wall Hanging w Cleat Hooks
Wall-Mounted Coat Rack, Tree Hanging Hanger, Bedroom Home Economy Solid Wood Coat Rack, Creative Solid Wood Coat Rack (Size B- 7 22 98cm)

Skeptics Society News and Site Highlights

Watch Science Salon Free Right Here

Shermer Speaks Out

Skeptic Presents

Follow Michael Shermer on Twitter

Latest eSkeptics

DQMS Vintage Style Wrought Iron Bar Stool Bar Stool Can Be Used for Kitchen Restaurant Counter Bar Chair (Size 80 cm) Rfiver Universal Swivel Tabletop TV Stand with Mount for 27 32 37 40 42 43 47 50 55 inch LED,LCD and Plasma Flat Screen TVs with Height Adjustment VESA 400x400mm, UT2002

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

YAXIAO All Solid Wood Coat Rack Floor Hanger Bedroom Coat Rack Single Pole Solid Wood Simple Modern Coat Rack 50x50x183cm Coat Rack

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.

Style01 Diameter 54(inch& xFF09; 13th Birthday,Personalized Floor mats Joyful Surprise Event Teen Celebration Party with Balloons Ribbons Stars D54 Floor Mat Entrance Doormat

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, Removable Four-Tier Rack Removable Kitchen Hand-Push Storage Rack Home Kitchen Bathroom Quilted Storage Rack,Silver, iHeartRadio, Floral Half Round Door mats Retro Vibrant Beauty Branches Swirls Honeysuckle Blooms Ornament Design Bathroom Mat H 31.5 xD 47.2 Turquoise Magenta Khaki, and 80cm Standing Flower Stand Plant Stand Iron Armrest Flower Stand Balcony Railing Hanging Plant Flower Stand Wall Pot Rack Hanger Decorative Frame (Size 100CM).

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.

Qi_Hallway Furniture Coat Stand Hanger Umbrella Holder Clothes RackHooks for Homes, Office Entryway, Hallway Clothes Storage Rack Holder Standing Coat Racks (color RED)

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.

Garden Table on The Ground of The Fabric Mode Low Table in Soft Cotton Candy colord Simple pad-I 90x90cm (35x35cm)

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!

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal Fiber Response Dry Cat Food 8.8 lb

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.

Generic NV_1008004008_YC-US2 8&40081 Controlonomic Vibr Ergonomic Vibrating Deluxe Massage Lounge Chair Recliner Sofa Heated w Control Deluxe Mass

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 Coat Rack Bedroom Landing Hanger Removable Bamboo Hanger Simple Creative Clothes Rack (Size 70CM), 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.

D 200X220cm TYUIO Mattress Topper Pad Cooling Summer Sleeping Mat and Pillow Shams Set, Rattan mat mat Summer air-Conditioned Room Sleeping mat Foldable (color D, Size 200X220cm)

Wall Rack Bar Restaurant Wall Decoration Solid Wood Wrought Iron Pipe American Retro Wall Hanging Industrial Wind Shelf Storage Rack (Size A) 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).

Teak color Workspace Organizer Simple Folding Table. Wall-Mounted Table, Solid Wood Multi-Functional Simple Wall Computer Desk, (color White)

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.

Round Printed Carpet Non-Slip Waterproof Bedroom Living Room Door mat Bedside Table Coffee Table Sofa Fresh Carpet Office Anti-Slip Square mat (color Mandala Windmill, Size 80cm80cm)

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 Modern Simple ceramics Red white swan Home decorations Wine cabinet decorations indoor living room coffee table TV cabinet office desk Wedding Gifts Adjustable Bookcase,Space Saving Small and Refined Bookshelf Desktop Storage Organizer Shelves Simple File cabinets-A3 32x21x19cm(13x8x7) Gatco 4126 Tavern Glass Shelf, Polished Nickel Mermaid Quilt TH647, Twin All-Season Quilts Comforters with Reversible Cotton King Queen Twin Size - Best Decorative Quilts-Unique Quilted for Gifts brain Carl Sagan Wall-Mounted Storage Rack Shelf Multifunctional Lattice Iron Cubic Shelf Bookshelf Separator Floating Unit Frame Wall Decoration (color B) A 150x200cm(59x79inch) WYMNAME Quilted Printing Tatami Floor Mat, Japanese Floor Futon Mattress Foldable Roll Up Mattress Topper for Home Bed Student Dormitory-c 120x200cm(47x79inch) Darwin Aluminum double corner basket hook bathroom corner rack space triangular basket racks Matt single layer evolution evolution and/or creationism God human nature Intelligent Design GREEN FXNN Chair - Simple Plastic Chair Restaurant Rest Chair (color Black) Acme Gualacao Red End Table Wood-color 4035cm ZHAOYONGLI Stool Simple and Elegant Solid Wood Home Table Stool Multifunctional Dressing Stool Wood color Creative Solid Durable Long Lasting (color Wood-color, Size 40 35cm) paranormal/supernatural/occult physics Navy and bluesh Half Round Door mats Blooming Sakura Tree Branches with Grunge Display Artful Asian Nature Bathroom Mat H 35.4 xD 53.1 purple bluee Pink psychology religion review LYXPUZI Fashion Stool shoes shoes Stool shoes Bench Sofa Stool Sitting pier Dressing Stool Bathroom Shelf, Double Layer Punch-Free Tempered Glass Triangle Wall-Mounted Storage Angle Frame European-Style Bathroom of The Cup, Taking a Brush in Hand, Rust, Brushed Accessories for Bathroom of The Hotel UFOs Byx- Folding Table - Lazy Laptop Table Bed Table Female Bed with Magnesium Aluminum Alloy Cooling Folding Table Dormitory Study Table -Folding Table (color B)
  • 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.

    BLACK YNN Round Coffee Table Wrought Iron Sofa Side Table, Very Suitable for Living Room Balcony Bedroom 36.5 51CM (color White)

    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.

    Floral Half Round Door mats Abstract Ornamental Spring Flowers Pattern Artistic Illustration Bathroom Mat H 31.5 xD 47.2 Claret Red and Light Green

    A 1508051cm Hanger Floor Bedroom Modern Simple Coat Rack Floor Bamboo Set Rack Mobile Clothes Hanger (color B, Size 150 80 51cm)

    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.

    A Nordic Style Bar Stool Solid Wood Bar Stool Family Bar Chair Black High Stool Front Desk Armchair Simple Modern FENPING (color D)

    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?

    DSW Eiffel Dining Side Chair, Clear Transparent, Natural Wood Legs

    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…

    B 180x200cm(71x79inch) Portable Sleeping pad,Tatami Floor mat Student Dorm Mattress Non-Slip Double Foldable Cushion mats Quilted Portable Sleeping pad-C 150x220cm(59x87inch)

    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!

    Brown 38x38x46cm(15x15x18inch) Plastic Stools,Stackable Step Stool,Thicken Small Bench Home Room Foot Rest Stool Durable Anti-Slip Bathroom Toddler-Black 38x38x46cm(15x15x18inch)

    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.

    HQLCX Bathroom rack, perforated antique crystal bathroom rack, European style golden hair rack, wall blowing hair

    Easter8FIY3461 19.7x31.5In+19.7x47.2In Findamy Non-Slip Indoor Door Mat Entrance Rug Rectangle Absorbent Moisture Floor Carpet for White and Red Stripe Pattern Doormat 23.6x35.4In+23.6x70.9In

    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.