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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...
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

Wondering whether GMOs could actually impact your health? Looking for coverage of the debate between creationists and evolutionists? Check out this site from The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), whose mission is to “promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.” Start with the Latest Articles & News, which are...
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...