Bay Area Skeptics

Bay Area Skeptics was founded in June 1982 as the first “local interest group” inspired by what is now known as the Center for Scientific Inquiry. Although they have overlapping interests, Bay Area Skeptics is independent of all other groups.

The organization encourages critical thinking and accuracy in the media and in our schools. They encourage rational thought and critical thinking through the use of scientific methods. Bay Area Skeptics are particularly interested in such topics as claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, and untested or poorly tested medical and psychotherapeutic practices. BAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.