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Eyewitness Testimony

  • Dallas man cleared, freed after 27 years in prison - fifteenth from Dallas County exonerated by DNA.
      "The lead prosecutor at the trial called Mr. Chatman a liar and insisted that since the victim was a nurse, she was a trained observer and incapable of making a mistake."

Fact Checking


Global Warming








Pseudoscience, various




Scientific Findings

Skepticism, General


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Good Science
  • God knows what... featuring
  • Bad Science by Alistair Fraser
  • Defend Science featuring
  • - by Benjamin Radford managing editor of The Skeptical Inquirer
  • - Chris Mooney's companion site to the book
  • Pharyngula by P.Z. Myers
  • - Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting: The National Media Watch Group
  • The Mad Scientist Network li>The Skeptics Guide To The Universe "Your escape to reality"
  • 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense Scientific American article by John Rennie, PDF version
  • Scientific American: Becoming Human (June 2006)
  • The Straight Dope by Cecil Adams
  • The History News Network edited by Rick Shenkman (who spoke at SMU)
  • Nobel Prize in Physics 1999 co-winner Gerard t'Hooft's take on the paranormal
  • Scientific American Magazine
  • SETI@home - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at home
    • featuring their links to SETI information
  • Sky & Telescope magazine's SETI Section
  • Norwegian Skeptics
  • New Mexicans for Science and Reason
    • featuring The Bible Code by Dave Thomas (no, not the Wendy's founder)
  • What's up with the "Bible Code"? from The Straight Dope
  • Do anagrams in Lewis Carroll's poems prove he was Jack the Ripper? from The Straight Dope
  • The First Amendment, Science and Pseudoscience "Creation Science" has little to do with science and everything to do with preaching the Genesis story in the classroom, 1st Amendment be damned.
  • Fraud, Mistaken Identity and Claims Thereof
  • Best of the Web - from Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries by Kenneth L. Feder
  • Fuz Rana on NPR's Glenn Mitchell show Read Rana for bad science and Rennie for good science
  • Showtime - Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
  • Mythbusters! - on the Discovery Channel
  • Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
  • Russell Humphreys' Young World "Evidence"
  • Power Lines and Cancer: Nothing to Fear by John W. Farley, Ph.D
  • Independent Investigations Group
  • Dangers of chiropractic therapy : MUST SEE! : Confessions of a Quackbuster
  • A Different way to Heal? - Alternative Medicine - Scientific American Frontiers with Alan Alda
  • National Council Against Health Fraud
  • Hoaxbusters
  • The Museum of Unworkable Devices
  • Art and UFOs?
  • The reDISCOVERY INSTITUTE - a parody of the bad science Discovery Institute
  • Sea-monster or Shark? - An Analysis of a Supposed Plesiosaur Carcass Netted in 1977
  • A Skeptic Moment with Tim Kammer - skeptical podcasting
  • What is Pseudoscience?
  • What Was God Thinking? Science Can't Tell - by Nobel Prize Winner Eric Cornell
  • Rev. Ridiculous doesn't speak well for intelligent design - If Intelligent Design is science and not religion, then why is the Reverend Pat Robertson upset?
  • Holiday Scams
  • Intelligent Design: The New Creationism Threatens All of Science and Society from the American Physical Society (APS)
  • Facts of Life People may have different beliefs and theories about how we got here, but only one should be taught in our children's science classes: evolution.
  • Barry Marshall and Robin Warren win Nobel Prize for work on ulcers
  • Evolution FAQ from the NY Times
  • Achau Nguyen Test from
  • Intelligent Falling - satire from The Onion parodying the Evolution / Intelligent Design debate.
  • - Polygraphy is Quackery
  • Recycling paper and plastic actually hurts the environment.
  • The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
  • The Facts About Second Hand Smoke
  • Latest Email Hoaxes - Current Internet Scams - Hoax-Slayer Newsletter
  • Skepchicks - female skeptics
  • - Urban Legends Reference Pages
  • Evolution Ale from Wasatch Beers
  • Nonoccupational Exposure to Chrysotile Asbestos and the Risk of Lung Cancer by Michel Camus, Ph.D., Jack Siemiatycki, Ph.D., and Bette Meek, M.Sc. NEJM Volume 338:1565-1571 May 28, 1998 Number 22
  • ASBESTOS REVISITED By: Alleman, James E., Mossman, Brooke T., Scientific American, 00368733, Jul97, Vol. 277, Issue 1
  • Mystery InvestigatorsUsing Science to Investigate the Strange and Mysterious
  • Do you think Al Gore claimed he invented the internet? Then you're wrong. And if you still think so after you read the link, then you're stupid.
  • Polygraph Results Often in Question but government agencies are hooked on them
  • Rush Limbaugh Settles Drug Fraud Charges
  • Science and Religion, Still Worlds Apart
  • Chiropractic time travel
  • Scientists Call Fish Fossil, 375 Million Years Old, 'Missing Link'
    Article with pictures
  • Testing Darwin's Teachers
  • Key Dead Sea Scroll Makes U.S. Debut
  • Sad Suspicions About Scores in Basketball - Forensic economics detects mutual fund traders backdating their trades and cheating in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
  • University to Investigate Fusion Study
  • Turning textbooks into the Good Book
  • Indigo children
  • Health concerns limit wireless Internet at Lakehead University
  • Holocaust denier David Irving gets three years - "I made a mistake when I said there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz," Irving told the court before his sentencing. "In no way did I deny the killings of millions of people by the Nazis," testified Irving,
  • Our governor, Rick Perry, on ID - he's for it, but he doesn't plan to ask for a change in the TX curriculum. This is called talking out of both sides of your ass.
  • "Intelligent design" Belittles God: Vatican
  • Letterman 1, O'Reilly 0
  • Cell phones do not cause brain cancer
  • Really free Annual Credit Report (courtesy of Mr. Benson)
  • - opt out of receiving firm offers for credit or insurance (those annoying weekly mail offers: "You're pre-approved!")
  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Texas Freedom Network - A Mainstream Voice to Counter the Religious Right
  • Texas Citizens for Science - Defending the accuracy and reliability of science education in Texas since 1980
  • Groundhog Day - Punxsutawney Phil, worse than flipping a coin.
  • Do We Use Only 10% of Our Brain?
  • The Quack Page - Professor David Colquhoun's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE page
  • HIV causes AIDS
  • God vs Science (TIME magazine)
  • FDA Will Allow Breast Implants Made of Silicone
  • New Methods Let Scientists Analyze Neanderthal DNA
  • Questions surround methods, credentials of drug screener
  • Why Science Can't Save the GOP - discussion of stem cells and in vitro fertilization
  • "10 Great Snake-Oil Gadgets"
  • Exoneration Using DNA Brings Change in Legal System - New York Times 1 October 2007
  • Clinton Blasts Bush's 'War on Science'
  • Jeffs guilty Verdict: FLDS leader facing up to life in prison - Warren Jeffs is the "prophet" of a Mormon sect that still practices polygamy and marriage of 13-year-old girls.
  • Theories about Peruvian meteorite discounted (Subscriber only)
  • The Weird Russian Mind-Control Research Behind a DHS Contract - see how the Department of Homeland Security is planning to waste your tax money.
  • Sticking needles in a bad back 'eases pain better than drugs' But so does fake acupuncture, where the needles are inserted shallowly and in the wrong places.
  • Scientists do the numbers
  • Texas State Education board opposes intelligent design in curricula
    Even creationists say theory doesn't belong in class with evolution
    Dallas Morning News, 23 August 2007 -- See the results of reader voting
  • Pennsylvania Man Claims He Made Fuel From Salt Water
  • Abstinence-only programs don't lower HIV risk
  • Sleights of Mind
  • Put a Little Science in Your Life - by Brian Greene
  • Lawsuit against new particle collider - just in case it creates a black hole and destroys the Universe!
  • Airborne settles lawsuit for $23.3 million
  • Cue Up the Acne-Fighting, 128-Meg MP3 Player
  • How to make better decisions
  • Infant study casts doubt on vaccine-autism link
  • Drugs Offer No Benefit in Curbing Aggression, Study Finds - worse than placebo!
  • Official Leaves Post as Texas Prepares to Debate Science Education Standards
  • Pseudoscience from Wikipedia
  • Category:Pseudoscience from Wikipedia
  • Astronomy FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Usenet Physics FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions Bad Science * Some good science, some bad science * Good News * Bad News * a.k.a. Infotainment Good Entertainment * - Hone your logic skills with these
    • NPR's Car Talk - listen to Click and Clack diagnose car trouble using inductive reasoning
      • featuring The Puzzler - weekly logic puzzles (be sure to check the archive)
    • Columbo - the TV detective catches murderers through induction
    • Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective who, despite claiming to use deduction, actually uses induction
    • The Mensa Workout logic quiz, but don't actually join Mensa until they stop believing in psi phenomena
    • Postmodern Essay Generator - A parody of the postmodern school of academic writing written by Andrew C. Bulhak, using a system for generating random text.

    * In the opinion of the instructors and other rational people.