4th Floor Kitchen Plastic Rack, Landing for Kitchen Bathroom Bathroom Bedroom Storage Rack - (color A) White urwrib3028-Furniture

Wrought Iron Bookshelf Rack Living Room Storage Rack Simple Shelf Shelf Floor Wall Stand-86.5 44Cm Iron Art
Solid Wood Stool, Home Dining Stool, Fashion Makeup Stool Dressing Stool, Living Room Fabric Dining Table Stool, Sponge Filled Seat,C
LUDSUY Bathroom Accessories Luxury Polished gold color Brass Square Wall Mounted Bathroom Toilet Paper Roll Basket Holder Bathroom Accessory

Skeptics Society News and Site Highlights

Watch Science Salon Free Right Here

Shermer Speaks Out

Skeptic Presents

Follow Michael Shermer on Twitter

Latest eSkeptics

Interior mat W35 x L59 INCH Fantasy,Fantasy Spot with golden River in Mars with Nebula and Other Planets Solar Zodiac Theme, Multi Easy to Clean, no Deformation, no Fading Non-Slip Door Mat Carpet Style05 Diameter 36(inch& xFF09; Garden Art,Personalized Floor mats Whimsical Florist Pattern with Doodle Funny Plants Artistic Rich Summer Nature D54 Floor Mat Entrance Doormat

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

Navy and bluesh, Area Rug Non Slip, Retro Style pink Motifs Silhouettes Romantic Fantasy Seasonal Garden, Door Mats for Inside Non Slip Backing 6x7 Ft Seafoam Pink White

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.

AGLZWY Bar Stool Multifunction Metal Bending Backrest Assemble and Install 360° redate, 4 colors (color Black, Size 41cm)

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, Green and Yellow Semicircular Cushion Rhombus Pineapple with Blooming Foliage Organic Food Design Bathroom Mat H 35.4 xD 53.1 Fern Green and Yellow, iHeartRadio, B Coat Rack Landing Solid Wood Hanging Hanger Bedroom Multifunction Clothes Shelf Home Simple Shelf (color E), and QRFDIANPatio Lounge Chair Folding Bamboo Lounge Chair Bamboo Rocking Chair Adult Household Lunch Break Cool Chair Old Man nap Sleepy Chair Balcony Solid Wood Chair Gravity Chair.

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.

Geometric Semicircle Doormat Abstract Oriental Cultures Inspired Curved Lines Retro Japanese Ornamental Design Halfmoon doormats H 35.4 xD 53.1 Beige Grey

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.

Artzfolio Trumpet Player Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Antique golden Frame 18.4 X 16Inch

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!

Fantasy Star Kitchen Rug Sets 2 Piece Floor Mats Non-Slip Rubber Backing Area Rugs Old Wooden Door Doormat Washable Carpet Inside Door Mat Pad Sets (19.7 x 31.5 +19.7 x 47.2 )

global warming

Artzfolio Lord Shiva Hindu God D2 Key Holder Hooks Notice Pin Board Dark Brown Frame 20 X 20Inch BabyDoll Solid Reversible Round Crib Curtain Set, orange Apple

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.

FAJRO Poinsettia Knitting Plaid Pattern Polyester Entry Way Doormat Area Rug Multipattern Door Mat Floor Mats shoes Scraper Home Dec Anti-Slip Indoor Outdoor

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 BXJ Wall Decoration Nordic Folding Magazine Rack Floor Portable Newspaper Rack Desktop Storage Rack (color C), 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.

bluesh panel+black foot H 65CM XUERUI Barstools Bar Chair, Bar Stools, High Stool, Bar Chair, Metal Simple Modern Anti-slip Home Kitchen Bar Cafe - 504983.5cm Strong Stability ( color Green panel+plating foot , Size H 75CM )

Small Stool, Solid Wood Material Creative Fashion Simple, Fabric Dressing Stool Four colors (color B) 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).

Rectangle Stair Tread Mats Multiple Size Options Available Self-Adhesive Non-Slip Carpet Stair Rugs Pad,65 24 3Cm,8Pcs

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.

Encryption Floor Type Three-Door Princess Roof Mosquito Net Stent Palace Mosquito Net ZXCV (color Pink, Size 1.8 2.0m Beds (22 Brackets))

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 Insulation Pot Home Insulation Kettle Thermos Glass Liner Thermos Thermos Thermos (color D) Cotton and Linen Dining Chairs, Nordic Dressing Stool,Comfortable Backrest Barstools,Iron Legs Supportive,for Dressing Room Living Room Bedroom Cafe Red GAIXIA-Ladder stool Household Folding Ladder Three Ladder Iron Insulation Ladder Multi-Function Ladder Portable Single-Sided Ladder Folding Stairs (color Dark bluee) Water-Repellent Rugs Old Shutter Window with View of Traditional Greek Village Heritage Culture Deco color Dual Surface 4'x6' brain Carl Sagan 7 JCRNJSB® Bar stool, Bar Simple redate Solid wood High stool European Cafe Counter High back Modern Fashion Simple Woody Creative Tall Front desk Kitchen Chair High 84 104cm Can be redated, simple ( color 5 ) Bar Stool, Restaurant Tables and Chairs Iron Style Backrest Stool Home Stool Kitchen Stool High Stool (color A, Size 45cm) Darwin Casual Home Montego 3 Shelf Bookcase, Espresso evolution evolution and/or creationism God human nature Intelligent Design Pemberly Row 24 Counter Bar Stools in Natural (Set of 2) DXG&FX Fashionable bathroom door suction mat indoor mats floor mats for bedroom -D 100x200cm(39x79inch) Modern Simple Bar Chair Creative High Foot Stool Designer Fashion Backrest Seat Cafe Counter Kitchen Restaurant Household 0527A (color Pink) paranormal/supernatural/occult physics My First ReadyBed, Sleepytime Owl (bluee) by Words Apart, Ages 18 Months - 3 Years psychology religion review Bamboo Tree Storage Shelves and Hooks Stand Rack, Garment Clothes Coat Has Umbrella Portable Hanger, Free Standing Entryway-A 175x35cm(69x14inch) LLSDLS Nordic Square Stool Sofa Stool Simple Modern Fashion Door Wear shoes Stool Creative Stool Wood shoes Bench. XUEXIN Antique all - copper hair dryer racks European - style bathroom bathroom shelves wall - mounted fan frame , 40 cm UFOs Black Toilet Roll Paper Holder Holder Waterproof Box Wall-Mounted Toilet Roll Holder Storage Paper Release Bathing Roll Holder,Black
  • Door Mat Living Room Door Mat Bathroom Anti-Skid Foot Pad Ultra Soft Sofa Area Carpet Non-Sliding Door Mat,A5-60 90MC

    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 Bowery Hill Restaurant Dining Chair in Black and Walnut: 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.

    Valentines Day Semicircle Doormat Writings On Air Heart Shaped Cloud Thank You Girlfriend and Boyfriend Halfmoon doormats H 35.4 xD 53.1 Pale bluee 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.

    shoes Racks MDF Mini shoes Rack shoes Bench with Lift Up Bench Top and Seat Cushion, Hallway shoes Storage Bench Organizer shoes Rack shoes Tower Cabinet Storage (color Wood, Size 40x43x30cm)

    Floral Semicircle Doormat Hand Drawn Vintage Flourishing Tulip Flowers Nature Garden Theme Pattern Entry Door Mat H 35.4 xD 53.1 Peach Green and Red

    BARSTOOLRI Bar Stool, Iron Art Frame White Seat Ergonomics Loft Nordic Style Kitchen Non-Slip High Chair for Office Living Room (Size 45cm) Bar Chair Simple Household redating Lift Armchair High Stool Beauty Chair 2 colors 1 Size (color Black)

    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.

    Seat height 70cm Iron Art Barstools Bar Stool High Chair with Backrest and Black Bracket Legs for Cafe Bedroom Living Room Balcony (Sitting Height 65 70 75cm)

    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?

    Wall Coat Racks Wall Mounted Coat Rack The Door Hook Hanger Wall Hooks Coat Hooks Coat Hook Rack Hook Hanger Hat Hooks Wooden Row Hook White GAOFENG (color 4 Hooks)

    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…

    Silver7 JIANGU Salon Stool Adjustable Swivel Hydraulic Aluminium Alloy Frame Chair Facial Manicure Massage Tattoo-Silver7

    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!

    Spa, Door Mats for Inside, Stones and Lotus Flower Over Sand Meditation Harmony Balance Flourish Your Spirit, Door Mat Indoors Bathroom Mats Non Slip 6x8 Ft Grey bluee Pink

    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.

    E Simple wardrobe Simple wardrobe Solid Wood Assembly Wardrobe (color A)

    BabyDoll Bedding Reversible Moses Basket Bedding Set, Grey bluee

    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.

    Copyright © 1992–2019. All rights reserved. The Skeptics Society | P.O. Box 338 | Altadena, CA, 91001 | 1-626-794-3119. Privacy Policy.