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Arthur Benjamin
Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
Roger Bingham
Science Author
Television Essayist
Napoleon Chagnon
Professor of Anthropology, U.C. Santa Barbara
K.C. Cole
Science Writer, Los Angeles Times
Richard Dawkins
Oxford University
Jared Diamond
Professor of Physiology, UCLA Medical School
Clayton J. Drees
Associate Professor of History, Virginia Wesleyan College
Mark Edward
Professional Magician
George Fischbeck
Science Educator, ABC Television
Gregory Forbes
Professor of Biology, Grand Rapids Community College
John Gribbin
Science Writer
Christof Koch
Professor of Cognitive & Behavioral Biology, California Institute of Technology, and
Professor of Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology
William McComas
Director, Science Education Programs, University of Southern California
Leonard Mlodinow
Physicist, Caltech
Richard Olson
Professor of History of Science, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont Graduate School
Donald Prothero
Professor of Geology, Occidental College
Nancy Segal
Professor of Psychology, CSU., Fullerton
Eugenie Scott
Executive Director, National Center For Science Education
Julia Sweeney
Frank Sulloway
Research Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
Carol Tavris
Social Psychologist
Stuart Vyse
Professor of Psychology, Connecticut College

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Detecting Baloney

Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic) by Deanna and Skylar (High Tech High Media Arts, San Diego, CA)

The Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic)

For a class project, a pair of 11th grade physics students created the infographic shown below, inspired by Michael Shermer’s Baloney Detection Kit: a 16-page booklet designed to hone your critical thinking skills.

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Wisdom of Harriet Hall

Top 10 Things to Know About Alternative Medicine

Harriet Hall M.D. discusses: alternative versus conventional medicine, flu fear mongering, chiropractic, vaccines and autism, placebo effect, diet, homeopathy, acupuncture, “natural remedies,” and detoxification.

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Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Understanding the difference could save your life! In this superb 10-part video lecture series, Harriet Hall M.D., contrasts science-based medicine with so-called “complementary and alternative” methods.

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The Top 10 Weirdest Things

The Top Ten Strangest Beliefs

Michael Shermer has compiled a list of the top 10 strangest beliefs that he has encountered in his quarter century as a professional skeptic.

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Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (paperback cover)

Who believes them? Why? How can you tell if they’re true?

What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and can you tell the difference between a true conspiracy and a false one?

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The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

Mind altering experiences are one of the foundations of widespread belief in the paranormal. But as skeptics are well aware, accepting them as reality can be dangerous…

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Top 10 Myths About Evolution

Top 10 Myths About Evolution (and how we know it really happened)

If humans came from apes, why aren’t apes evolving into humans? Find out in this pamphlet!

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Learn to be a Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

Learn to do Psychic “Cold Reading” in 10
Easy Lessons

Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

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