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eSkeptic for 11-01-19

In this week’s eSkeptic, we announce the new season of lectures at Caltech, as well as launch the new Skepticality podcast fro iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices fro $1.99!

eSkeptic for 10-01-20

In this week’s eSkeptic, we announce the new season of lectures at Caltech.

eSkeptic for 09-08-26

In this week’s eSkeptic, download a free chapter of War: History, Causes & Solutions from Michael Shermer’s lectures at Glendale College in 1996; hear Dave Cullen on Skepticality delve deep into the psyches of the killers, the victims, and their families of the Columbine massacre; read Michael Shermer’s SkepticBlog post on how to talk to UFOlogists (if you must).

eSkeptic for 07-09-12

In this week’s eSkeptic, the Skeptics Society announces its fall season of Lectures at Caltech.

eSkeptic for 06-09-14

In this week’s eSkeptic, another fabulous season of lectures at Caltech begins. Dr. Michael Shermer kicks off the season, followed by Dr. Owen Gingerich, Dr. Richard Sloan, Dr. Sam Harris, Dr. Richard Dawkins, Dr. Bart Kosko, and Jonathan Kirsh. Also, Skepticality interviews Dr. Shermer about the new book as well as recaps the whirlwind weekend that was Dragon* Con 2006.

eSkeptic for 06-01-19

In this week’s eSkeptic, Michael Shermer announces a new season of lectures and conferences sponsored by the Skeptics Society.

eSkeptic for 05-09-21

In this week’s eSkeptic, the Skeptics Society announces the new season of the Skeptics Distinguished Lecture Series at Caltech.

eSkeptic for 05-05-27

In this week’s eSkeptic, Lee Traynor reports on the Skeptics Society’s 2005 Conference at Caltech.

eSkeptic for 05-01-28

In this week’s eSkeptic, we announce the lineup for the Spring 2005 Distinguished Lecture Series at Caltech includes Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Dr. Arthur I. Miller, and Jennifer Michael Hecht.

eSkeptic for 04-09-24

In this week’s eSkeptic, Laura Woodmansee starts of this season of Caltech Lectures with Women in Science.

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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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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. The lectures each range from 32 to 45 minutes.

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Top 10 Myths of Terrorism

Is Terrorism an Existential Threat?

This free booklet reveals 10 myths that explain why terrorism is not a threat to our way of life or our survival.

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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 why do they tend to proliferate? Why does belief in one conspiracy correlate to belief in others? What are the triggers of belief, and how does group identity factor into it? How can one 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

Do you know someone who has had a mind altering experience? If so, you know how compelling they can be. They 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
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Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

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