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Discover Our New Blog
INSIGHT at Skeptic.com

The Skeptics Society is proud to announce the creation of our brand new group blog, INSIGHT at Skeptic.com. Dedicated to the spirit of curiosity and grounded in scientific skepticism’s useful, investigative tradition of public service, INSIGHT continues and expands upon the energetic conversations begun at Skepticblog (a platform the Skeptics Society has now retired).

INSIGHT will shed light, offer critical perspective, and serve as a broadly accessible, evidence-based resource on mysteries of science, paranormal claims, and the wild, woolly, wonderful weirdness of the fringe.

The blog is launching today with twelve of skepticism’s most captivating voices:

Ani Aharonian

Ani Aharonian, a cognitive psychologist, PhD student, and an institutional researcher at Santa Monica College;

Barbara Drescher

Barbara Drescher, a former university instructor of quantitative and cognitive psychology, and regular contributor to the podcast Skepticality and the streaming video program The Virtual Skeptics;

Tim Farley

Tim Farley, the creator of the What’s the Harm? website and the Skeptical Software Tools blog, and co-host of The Virtual Skeptics;

Jim Lippard

Jim Lippard, a skeptical writer for decades who works in the information security field, blogger, and founder of the Phoenix Skeptics in 1985;

Daniel Loxton

Daniel Loxton, the Editor of Junior Skeptic, book author, and blogger;

Robynn McCarthy

Robynn “Swoopy” McCarthy, the founding co-host of the pioneering, original skeptics podcast, Skepticality—The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine;

Mike McRae

Mike McRae, an Australian educator, science writer, and author of Tribal Science;

Donald Prothero

Dr. Donald Prothero, a paleontologist who has taught college geology and paleontology for decades, and author of over 35 science books;

Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer, a Scientific American columnist, historian, author of numerous books, and Editor of Skeptic magazine;

Eve Siebert

Dr. Eve Siebert, a blogger at Skeptical Humanities and co-host of The Virtual Skeptics;

Blake Smith

Blake Smith, the producer and host of MonsterTalk, an official podcast of Skeptic magazine;

Laurie Tarr

Laurie Tarr, a technical writer and co-founder of the Louisville Area Skeptics.

Skeptic’s own Daniel Loxton will take on the role of Blog Editor. In his welcoming remarks for INSIGHT’s inaugural post, Loxton shares out his vision for this new group project—a project he sees as useful “to people across all kinds of political and ideological divides in their day to day lives.” And, in a special guest post, former National Center for Science Education Executive Director Eugenie Scott agrees. INSIGHT, she writes, “should be a place for anyone who appreciates the importance of science and critical thinking—which means all of us.”

Discover INSIGHT at Skeptic.com


Denying Evolution and Climate Science
SKEPTICALITY EPISODE 239

In this episode of Skepticality, Derek brings you a taste of what you may have missed by not coming out for the yearly Skeptic events at Dragon Con. A recording from the star-studded panel, “Denying Evolution and Climate Science,” with Matt Lowry, David DiSalvo, Dr. Steven Novella, and Barbara Drescher.

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