A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

From Abracadabra to Zombies

How to Get Involved in the Skeptical Movement

Please read Ray Hyman's essay on criticism of paranormal claims and take a look at Daniel Loxton's 105 Ways To Promote Skeptical Activism

Forums

JREF Forum * Skeptics Society Forum * Skeptic Friends * Skeptic's Guide to the Universe

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There are three main skeptical organizations based in the U.S.

CSI

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
(formerly CSICOP - Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal)

Founder: Paul Kurtz
Chairman: Richard Schroeder
President and CEO: Ronald A. Lindsay

About CSI

Publications

Skeptical Inquirer

Skeptical Briefs a quarterly newsletter  for CSI associate members

Online features

See www.csicop.org/resources

Newsletter: yes

Resource for young thinkers? no

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James Randi Educational Foundation

president, D. J. Grothe

About the JREF

Publications

Swift, an online blog

Online features

See www.randi.org/site/

Resource for young thinkers? yes

Much of the work for young people is in the form of direct instruction in schools. The JREF also offers scholarships and education awards.

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Skeptics Society

officers: Michael Shermer, Kim Ziel Shermer, and Pat Linse

Publications

Skeptic magazine

and many books by Michael Shermer, as well as the Baloney Detection Kit

Online features

Several, including Jr. Skeptic for young thinkers, and links to articles and books by Michael Shermer

Newsletter: yes

E-Skeptic Newsletter is a FREE e-mail newsletter that goes out an average of once per week, according to the web site.

Resource for young thinkers? yes

A section of each issue of Skeptic magazine is devoted to young thinkers

 
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