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People are stupid. Given enough motivation, people will believe anything. People will believe a lie because they want it to be true, or because they're frightened it might be true.
Terry Goodkind

On Skepticism

 

Introduction

Why I wrote these link pages.

UK Skeptics

The difference between open-minded and credulous.

Carl Sagan

The Burden of Skepticism.

Carl Sagan

The Fine Art of Baloney Detection.

Skeptico

The appeal to 'open-mindedness'.

Daylight Atheism

How to think critically.

Michael Shermer

Skeptic Manifesto.

   

General Resources

 

Richard Dawkins

A Clear-Thinking Oasis.

JREF

Devoted to testing dubious claims.

UK Skeptics

Looking at issues from a factual perspective.

CSI

Committee for Skeptical Enquiry.

Skeptic Report

Skeptical and Critical Thinking.

Skeptic's Dictionary

Comprehensive dictionary of irrational beliefs.

Rational Wiki

Online Encyclopedia of Science and Critical Thinking.

   

Skeptical Pages

 

Alien Abductions

Defying physics to experiment on Bubba and Jethro.

Alternative Medicine

How and why Alternative Medicine doesn't work.

Ancient Astronauts

...didn't come to earth to build the pyramids.

Armageddon

May 21, 2011. The Rapture. Yeah, right.

Astrology

Your future's not in the stars.

Auras

Or just optical illusions?

Cell Phones

Do they cause brain tumors? Or worse?

Chiropractic

All diseases are caused by spinal misalignment?

Conspiracies

Truly bizarre beliefs in an alternate reality.

Crystal Healing

Magic healing from inanimate rocks.

Deja Vu

Psychic, past lives or CIA mind control?

Dowsing

Undiscovered energies, or the Ideomotor Effect?

Evolution

Just a Theory?

Free Energy

Only if the second law of thermodynamics is wrong...

Global Warming

Turns out it's not a myth...

HAARP

Turns out it doesn't cause earthquakes...

Homeopathy

An eighteenth century fraud.

Psychics

... or how to take money from the gullible.

Psychic Surgery

Sleight of hand for the gullible.

Reflexology

Really only a foot massage.

Reiki

If qi doesn't exist, how does Reiki work?

Religion

Not in defence of religion.

Science

Some thoughts on Science and Religion.

Vaccines

How misinformation is killing children.

   

Quotes

Big page of relevant skeptical quotations.

Atheism Quotes

Big page of Atheist quotations.

   

Skeptical Writers

Top six - frequently atheist related,
best non-accommodationist resources.
The rest are generally more on (against)
SCAM (so-called alternative medicine)

Butterflies & Wheels

By Ophelia Benson, author of "Does God Hate Women".
(The answer is yes, by the way)
Eloquent, erudite articles and comments...

Pharyngula

PZ Myers elegant and articulate blog.

Jerry Coyne

Writings by the author of 'Why Evolution is True'.

Russell Blackford

Metamagician and the Hellfire Club

Greta Christina

Greta doesn't pull any punches.

Sam Harris

Writings by the author of 'The End of Faith'.

   

Respectful Insolence

Science Blog by Orac - quite brilliant.

Bad Science

Dr Ben Goldacre's blog on bad science.

Sceptics Book of Pooh-Pooh

Contains reason... not excuses.

SBM

Science Based Medicine - multiple authors.

   

Humour

 

Indexed

Neat, simple graph showing the vaccines/autism link.

Mr Deity

Hilarious videos featuring the trinity... and Lucy (lucifer).

The God Faq

Everything you'll ever need to know about God.

Landover Baptists

Unsubtle, hilarious parody of a Baptist Church Website.

Pray to God...

...and your prayers will be answered.

Skeptico

The 'Woo' handbook for debating with skeptics...

Skeptical Manifesto

Things people believe, which are all bunk.

Phil Plait

A Poem Beyond Belief.

Anti-Evolution

The writer actually intends for this to be taken seriously!

Godless Geeks

Proofs that god exists.

Ultimate Answer?

What happens after I die?

10:23

How does Homeopathy work?

   
 

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