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The Skeptics Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

Robert T. Carroll, a philosophy professor at Sacramento City College, provides this site, with a credo that says "the only thing infinite is our capacity for self-deception." It is highlighted by skeptical definitions (in the form of short essays) on topics from acupuncture to zombies. Professor Carroll is eloquent and entertaining at debunking almost anything imaginable. The reader clicks with...
Critical Thinking On The Web: A Directory of Quality Online Resources

For those who believe the Web fosters only barely mindful surfing, we offer the following site as counterargument. Maintained by a professor at the University of Melbourne, Critical Thinking On The Web offers an extensive, annotated directory of resources dealing with the broad topic of critical thinking. In addition to a useful top ten that includes such Websites as Critical Thinking: What it is...
Skeptical Inquirer

Since being featured in the 10-17-2014 issue of the Scout Report, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry has been renamed the Center for Inquiry. However, its mission and the quality of the articles and resources in Skeptical Inquirer have remained the same. Readers may especially benefit from the magazine's efforts to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. Wondering whether GMOs could...
Mysteries and Science: Exploring Aliens, Ghosts, Monsters, the end of the world, and other weird things

This site for kids is set up to explore the intersection of mysteries and science. The list of topics, which proceeds alphabetically, touches on abracadabra, area 51, control groups, monsters, superstition, scientific skepticism, vampire, and many others. An article on therapeutic touch offers the story of Emily Rosa, a nine-year-old who conceived an experiment to find out if energy healers could...

Every week since 2006, the award-winning podcast Skeptoid has taken a critical, science-based look at popular pseudoscience and misinformation. Hosted by Brian Dunning, each 15-minute episode dispenses with the rhetoric in favor of what the evidence can (and cannot) say about topics such as consumer frauds, urban legends, alternative medicine, and conspiracy theories. In the spirit of Halloween,...