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James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF)
The James Randi Educational Foundation is an educational resource on the paranormal, pseudoscientific, and supernatural. The Skeptics Society has a close relationship with JREF, and will be periodically posting information on our site about JREF activities.
Meet the men tasked with leaving no urban myth untested: The MythBusters.
The Skeptic’s Dictionary
A Collection of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions by Robert Todd Carroll.
CSI (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, formerly CSICOP)
A world-wide organization that encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view.
Penn & Teller
Penn & Teller are eccentric magicians with a psychotic twist. Their stage show, which has played Broadway and toured the country to sold-out houses, now has a permanent home in Las Vegas at the Rio.
Skeptic Report
An e-zine featuring writings on skeptical inquiry and critical thinking.
Skeptic’s Circle
A biweekly carnival for bloggers who apply critical thought to questionable stories.
Audio Martini
Audiomartini is a radio program relating to the paranormal from a skeptic's point of view — UFOs, ghosts, cryptos, religion and creationism as well as science are highlighted.
The Skepchicks
A group focused on increasing the role of women in the skeptical community.
The Straight Dope
Cecil Adam’s column from the Chicago Reader.
The Brights
An organization that promotes the civic understanding and acknowledgment of the naturalistic worldview, which is free of supernatural and mystical elements.
The definitive internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
Human Resource Development Foundation
A trust fund in India that supports critical thinking, and action against blind faith and superstition.


Scientific American
Science and technology from Scientific American: daily science news and technology news, science trivia, science experts, science newsletters, science shop, science books and more.
A science news forum and scientific community blog.
Explore the Abyss
A website that focuses on deep-sea and oceanic life.
A website that provides science and technology coverage and analysis sourcing a range of writers and publications.


Bad Astronomy
The original, and very funny, site devoted to airing out myths and misconceptions in astronomy and related topics.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Featuring a new annotated guide with over 200 skeptical resources about astrology, UFOs, moon hoaxes, faces on the planets, crop circles, and other examples of “fiction science.” The Skeptic’s Resource List can be found at
The Mars Society
”Your guide to quackery, health fraud, and intelligent decisions.”
“’Alternative’ medicine, quackery, health fraud — the other side of the coin.”


The Secular Web
The Secular Web is a website operated by the Internet Infidels, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet.
Rick Ross
Expert on cults, destructive cults, controversial groups, cult movements and cult activity. The Rick A. Ross Institute (RRI) is a non-profit public resource of information about controversial and/or potentially unsafe groups, some that have been called 'cults.' This vast archive contains thousands of individual documents.
Mark Edward
Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind. He is often consulted by the media for his knowledge of spiritualism, psychic fraud and ghost lore.
The Truth is Wrong
A place to read and discuss religion while promoting the values of humanism, skepticism, free and rational thinking.

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