From Abracadabra to Zombies
Skeptical Essays, Articles, and Lectures
by Robert Todd Carroll
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Science & Religion
Is Science a Religion? by Richard Dawkins
Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth R. Miller
New Agers and Creationists should not be President by Roger Ebert
Reality shopping; a consumer's guide to new age hokum by Alan M. MacRobert
Proper Criticism by Ray Hyman
The Mischief-Making of Ideomotor Action by Ray Hyman
The Belief Engine by James Alcock
The Fine Art of Baloney Detection by Carl Sagan
Guide to Cold Reading by Ray Hyman
Randi at Cal Tech: A Report from the Paranormal Trenches by James The Amazing Randi
A Skeptical Manifesto by Michael Shermer, Ph.D.
Cargo Cult Science by Richard Feynman
Feynman compares critical with uncritical thinking about empirical matters and discusses the dangers of wishful thinking and self-deception.
Viruses of the Mind by Richard Dawkins
Philosophical Materialism by Richard C. Vitzthum
Scientific Illiteracy in the Press by Milton Rothman
How to Study Weird Things by Frank Trocco
Evil Skeptic and a Visit to Awareness 2000 by David Glück
Medicine & Alternative Medicine
How to read articles about health and healthcare by Dr Alicia White
The Energy Fields of Life by Victor J. Stenger
Quantum Quackery by Victor J. Stenger
Social and judgmental biases that make inert treatments seem to work by Barry L. Beyerstein
Why Bogus Therapies Often Seem to Work by Barry L. Beyerstein
I'd like to offer an eighth reason to Barry's list: Ignorance of the many failures of the therapy. Alternative healers don't keep records of their failures. The patients who never return, either because they realized the treatment was worthless or they died, are not reported. Dead patients don't make good anecdotes.
Why Health Professionals Become Quacks by William T. Jarvis, Ph.D.
Alternative Medicine and the Laws of Physics by Robert L. Park
Can Any Cancer Treatment Strengthen the Immune System? by Saul Green, Ph.D.
Can Alternative Treatments Induce Immune Surveillance Over Cancer in Humans? by Saul Green, Ph.D.
Science and Junk Science
Unraveling the Shroud of Turin by Steven D. Schafersman
The Use of Graphology as a Tool for Employee Hiring and Evaluation British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
The New Age of alternative archaeology in Australia by Peter Hiscock
ESP and Cold Fusion Parallels in Pseudoscience by Victor J. Stenger
Characterization of Quack Theories by Russell Turpin
Willful distortions of history by Mary Lefkowitz
Does Race exist? by Dr. Loring Brace of the University of Michigan says 'no and Dr. George Gill of the University of Wyoming says yes
Psychic and Paranormal
Evaluation of Program on Anomalous Mental Phenomena, by Ray Hyman, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Volume 10 Number 1.
The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin reviewed for Nature by I.J. Good
The Occult and Nazism Re-Examined by Steve Mizrach
New Age Therapy
The Doctor's Plot by James Gleick (psychiatrists & aliens)
The Hard Facts About Satanic Ritual Abuse by Bob and Gretchen Passaintino
An attempt to get at the truth and into the delusional minds of those who see conspiracies everywhere.
The Laughing Gnostic: David Bowie and the Occult by Peter-R. Koenig
The Eyes that Spoke by Martin Kottmeyer
A case of confabulation: the Hills & their UFO encounter