Since 1992, The Skeptics Society has published Skeptic, a quarterly journal that examines a wide variety of social, scientific, and pseudoscientific controversies. More
Founded in 1996 by James Randi, the James Randi Education Foundation is dedicated to promoting “critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today.” More
The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM for short) is an annual conference celebrating science and skepticism sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation, and is considered by many to be the premier skeptical event of the year. The conference boasts a dazzling array of speakers, side-events, and entertainment. More
Posted by Gem Newman / / Categories: An Introduction To, SotN Blog / Tags: Adam Savage, Bob Novella, Dr. Steven Novella, Evan Bernstein, James Randi, Jay Novella, JREF, Penn & Teller, Phil Plait, Rebecca Watson, Richard Dawkins, Skeptics Guide To The Universe, TAM, TAM9, The Amaz!ng Meeting, The Amazing Meeting
It’s been three and a half weeks since we launched Skeptic On The .Net. In a way launching the site was my coming out moment. When word got around to some extended family members and old friends I got a few calls and emails congratulating me and then asking “What is this skeptic thing?”. I quickly realized that, up until launching the site, I had been a very passive skeptic. More
As you’ve probably learned from this site, and the sites we link to, there are many different types of scams and woo trying to deprive people of their hard earned money. So, what would a fitting response be for the people who say they posses psychic powers, the ability to magically heal or countless other claims? Prove It!
James Randi and the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) have, for 47 years, said just that, and put their money where their mouth is.
Homeopathy is a school of medicine founded by Dr. Christian Samuel Friedrich Hahnemann in the 1700’s. Dr. Hahnemann offered a method of disease treatment based on the notion that “like cures like.” He inventoried the symptoms of a disease, found substances that mimicked those symptoms, and administered those substances in diluted doses. He believed that the healing “energies” of the solutions grew stronger with a series of dilutions and shaking. More
Posted by Alicia Shelton / / Categories: An Introduction To, Health & Medicine, SotN Blog / Tags: Dr. Christian Samuel Friedrich Hahnemann, Dr. Steven Novella, FDA, homeopathy, James Randi, Mercyside Skeptics Society, Stephen Barrett, Vic Skeptics