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A subscription to Skeptic magazine, the definitive skeptical journal, makes a perfect gift that lasts all year (4 issues, 1 approximately every 3 months). Promoting science and critical thinking, our in-depth articles explore and inform. Buy it. Read it. Share it. Help us make the world a more rational place by defending the role of science in society!
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Unisex Short Sleeve T-Shirts
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Made of 100% fine jersey knit cotton, ring-spun and combed for superior softness and strength. Our unisex fine jersey short sleeve T-shirts, by American Apparel, are the softest, smoothest, best-looking T-shirts available anywhere. If you are not familiar with how American Apparel fits, refer to the sizing chart before placing your order. If you don’t like a snug fit, we suggest ordering a size larger than you would normally order from other manufacturers.
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A fitted, sporty unisex zip hoodie in luxurious Flex Fleece fabric: a unique 50/50 cotton/poly blend that offers warmth without being overly bulky. Pre-washed for minimal shrinkage. Contrasting white finished polyester drawcord, metal zipper. Kangaroo pocket. If you are not familiar with how American Apparel fits, refer to the sizing chart before placing your order. If you don’t like a snug fit, we suggest ordering a size larger than you would normally order from other manufacturers.
The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom
In his book about moral progress, Dr. Michael Shermer demonstrates through extensive data and heroic stories that, thanks to science and reason, the arc of the moral universe bends toward truth, justice, and freedom. The Scientific Revolution was so world-changing that thinkers in other fields consciously aimed at revolutionizing the social, political, and economic worlds using the same methods of science. This led to the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment, which in turn created the modern secular world of liberal democracies, civil rights and civil liberties, equal justice under the law, open political and economic borders, and the expansion of the moral sphere to include more people—and now even animals—as worthy of moral consideration. Epic in scope, The Moral Arc is the Cosmos of human history.
Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, calls The Moral Arc “A thrilling and fascinating book, which could change your view of human history and human destiny.” Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, says “The Moral Arc displays the impressive depth of Michael Shermer’s scholarship, wisdom and empathetic humanity, and it climaxes in a visionary flight of futuristic optimism. A memorable book, a book to recommend and discuss late into the night.”
From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.
Nature magazine called it “[A] gripping read…a sensitive but devastating takedown of an entire subculture.” san Francisco book review calls it “[A] brilliant idea executed masterfully. … Abominable Science! is science writing at its best.” Two dedicated investigators, Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero, explore and elucidate the fascinating world of cryptozoology. This book is entertaining, educational, and is a definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on: Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness monster, and the Congo dinosaur Mokele Mbembe. Winner of two awards in 2014, this beautifully written, illustrated, and designed book is sure to please.
The Skeptics Society’s Distinguished Science Lectures
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Since 1992, the Skeptics Society has sponsored the Distinguished Science Lecture Series, hosting over 350 of the biggest names in science. This series of lectures has covered the most cutting edge discoveries and controversial topics in all of science, and enabled students, educators, and the general public to hear what’s new in science and skepticism. These lectures have helped people learn how to think critically about claims made in the name of science.
AWARD WINNING TALES OF PREHISTORIC LIFE
This mind-blowing feast for the eye depicts photorealistic CGI dinosaurs in their natural environment. A young ankylosaur (a plant-eating, heavy-plated dinosaur) living along the lush banks of a lake encounters an old ankylosaur. Gently, he endeavors to make contact, only to be rebuffed. Then a T. rex attacks, and old dinosaur is in grave danger. Will the T. rex triumph? It looks that way, until the young ankylosaur comes to the rescue, tail club swinging. This is book one in the Tales of Prehistoric Life series. Dramatic stories + eye-popping visuals = a surefire hit with young dinosaur lovers.
“Even by current high standards, the full-spread art is uncommonly photorealistic.” —Kirkus Reviews
Awards for the book
- WINNER: Selected for Vancouver, British Columbia’s 2015 Reading Lights Program (2015)
- WINNER: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2012)
- Finalist: Silver Birch Express Award, Ontario Library Association (2013)
In this science-informed followup to Ankylosaur Attack, Daniel Loxton tells a dramatic paleofiction tale of perhaps the largest flying animal ever to exist—the mighty pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus. While stalking a riverside for breakfast, the giraffe-sized pterosaur finds himself on the menu for a pack of small but ravenous feathered Velociraptor-like dinosaurs called Saurornitholestes. Can the giant escape from his Lilliputian assailants? Inspired by real-world fossil discoveries, this photorealistic adventure will delight and astonish. This is book two in the Tales of Prehistoric Life series.
“[A] riveting picture book…visually stunning…intriguing and original…an imaginative, scientifically based gem…”
Awards for the book
- WINNER: Victoria Children’s Book Prize Winner (2014)
- Finalist: Lane Anderson Award for the Canadian Science Book Prize (2013)
A group of plesiosaurs—ocean-dwelling cousins of the dinosaurs—keeps safe by swimming in a family pod. But then a baby plesiosaur swims too far from its mother, attracting the attention of something very large and hungry. The struggle for survival is on! A unique blend of digital artwork and landscape photography illustrates this thrilling encounter. This is the third and final book in the Tales of Prehistoric Life series, and a Finalist for the Lane Anderson Award for Best Science Book for Young Readers in 2014.
“It is apparent from the accurate appearance of the plesiosaurs that they were thoroughly researched. …the same is true for other prehistoric creatures… ichthyosaurs, ammonites, belemnites…. They are the best I’ve seen in any book of this kind. …this is a lovely and visually striking book that makes the perfect bedtime story for any child…”
Award for the book
- Finalist: Lane Anderson Award for the Canadian Science Book Prize (2014)
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