Relevant Web Sites
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- Despite Tests, Many Consumers Swear by Remedies
- The Quack-Files
- HomeowatchYour Skeptical Guide to Homeopathic History, Theories, and Current Practices
- The Quackometer - Experiments and Thoughts on Quackery, Health Beliefs and Pseudoscience
- The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine
- F.D.A. Takes Aim at Herbal Cancer 'Cures'
- Ear Stapling to Lose Weight: article 1 and article 2
- Rothwell, D., Bondy, S., & Williams, J. I. (2001). Chiropractic manipulation and stroke: A population-based case-control study. Stroke: The Journal of the American Heart Association, 32, 1054.
- Smith WS and others. Spinal manipulative therapy is an independent risk factor for vertebral artery dissection. Neurology 60:1424-1428, 2003.
- Chiropractic's Dirty Secret: Neck Manipulation and Strokes
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- featuring Activities With Astrology
- Things creationists hate
- Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait
- Revealing the Star of Bethlehem - by Michael R. Molnar
- Later thoughts on Molnar's work
- Creation and Intelligent Design Watch
- Book review of EVOLUTION VS. CREATIONISM by Eugenie C. Scott
- Creation or just natural events? Some things bible literalists / creationists hate!
- Pope: Creation vs. evolution clash an 'absurdity'
- The Talk.Origins Archive li>The Scopes "Monkey" Trial - Tennessee v. John Scopes
- Understanding Evolution
- EvoEdu - Evolution Education
- Rome Weighs in (Gently) on Intelligent Design Vatican newspaper commentary suggests the evolution alternative is bad science
- Intelligent Design versus Science | Yoism
- The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin - read it for free
- American Association of Physics Teachers Statement on the Teaching of Evolution and Cosmology
- The fact of Evolution and the construct of "Intelligent" Design on the Diane Rehm Show (NPR)
- National Center for Science Education - Defending the Teaching of Evolution in the Public Schools
- Kitzmiller et al. vs.
Dover Area School District et al. Memorandum Opinion 20 Dec 2005
- Intelligent Design (ID)
gets spanked in court. Judge John E. Jones III threw the book at
them, and you can read it (the book, that is).
See for summaries:
(Thermometers aren't the only things graduated with degrees that can crack!)
- Michael Behe - Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania
- Scott Minnich - Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Idaho
- Stephen William Fuller - Professor of Sociology at University of Warwick, UK (Sociology?!?)
- William Dembski -
Carl F. H. Henry Professor of Theology and Science at the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (after getting the boot from Baylor in summer 2005)
For an example of Dembski caught misrepresenting evolution, see "Why scientists get so angry when dealing with ID proponents" by Jason Rosenhouse Skeptical Inquirer, Nov-Dec 2005 v29 i6 p42(4)
- Phillip E. Johnson - Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law, Emeritus, at UC Berkeley
- FactCheck.org - Holding Politicians Accountable
- NPR's Fresh Air featuring Brooks Jackson - director of Annenberg Political Fact Check (FactCheck.org). Did you know that political ads can lie intentionally?
- Similar to factcheck.org.Very good; spares no one.
- Urban Legends Archive
- The Museum of Hoaxes
- Cliff Pickover's Internet Encyclopedia of Hoaxes
- Was Loch Ness monster actually an elephant? (No, it was a toy submarine with a plastic wood dinosaur head stuck to it.)
- Bad Science by Dr. Ben Goldacre
- Quackwatch Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions
- Autism on trial
- Point of Inquiry featuring
- Cancer-sniffing dogs?
- Anti-Quackery Ring
- Science-Based Medicine - Exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine
- Simon Singh - Trick or Treatment
- Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe
- MMR vaccine not seen causing autism
- "In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield of Royal Free Hospital in London and colleagues sparked a fierce worldwide debate among scientists
and a health scare by suggesting the MMR jab caused autism. Outbreaks of all three diseases followed."
- Doubtful News by Sharon Hill
- Natasha Demkina - The Girl With X-Ray Eyes (NOT!)
- Theory in particle physics: Theological speculation versus practical knowledge by Burton Richter from Physics Today.
- The Particle Adventure - an interactive tour of particle physics
- An Antidote to Velikovskian Delusions
- Randell Mills - Crackpot
- What's New article on Randell Mills and "hydrinos" by Bob Park (a real physicist). Read his book Voodoo Science : The Road from Foolishness to Fraud for more.
- Here are some physics preprints on hydrinos: some for; some against. Rathke's article is excellent. There are no peer-reviewed journal articles on hydrinos.
- "Psychic" Sylvia Browne misses live on radio!
- Skeptical Articles on "Psychic Detective" Noreen Renier by Gary Posner
- Bad Psychics.com
- Atheists and Agnostics of Wisconsin
- Ancient and medieval Christian Pseudoscience (in Italian) - Fake relics, pareidolia, etc.
- Recovery from Mormonism
- featuring Short topics and Horses in particular
- see also the bad science site Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
- Lost Gospel of Judas from National Geographic
- No Answers in Genesis!
- The Skeptic's Annotated Bible and Quran (Koran) and Book of Mormon
- In Search of Mathematical Miracles - A skeptical
look at Bible Codes and other sacred text codes
- featuring a review of Michael Drosnin's second book on the Bible Codes
- Phishing scams and spoof emails
- Ed Mezvinsky - Nigerian Scam - Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me three times, and I must be some kind of moron.
- Association for Skeptical Inquiry - U.K. equivalent of CSICOP. Good.
- Bay Area Skeptics
- CSICOP - - Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
- CSICOP - Skeptical Inquirer Magazine
- Donald Simanek's Pages
- The Debunker's Domain
- The Darwin Awards
- Denialism Blog
- Jim Lippard's Skeptical Information Links
- The Loom - Carl Zimmer's blog at Discover Magazine
- The Journal of Irreproducible Results - scientific humor magazine
- Association for Skeptical Inquiry - U.K. equivalent of CSICOP. Good.
- Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking
- Langmuir's talk on Pathological Science (December 18, 1953)
- The Annals of Improbable Research
- Home of the Ig Nobel Prize
- What's New - Column by Dr. Robert L. Park (who spoke at SMU)
- The Skeptic Tank
- Truth or Fiction - your email reality check
- James Randi Educational Foundation - an educational resource on the paranormal, pseudoscientific, and the supernatural, by James Randi (who spoke at SMU
- Skepticat UK
- Richard Dawkins' official site
- National Capital Area Skeptics
New Mexicans for Science and Reason
- The North Texas Skeptics
- featuring The North Texas Skeptics Book Shop
- JoeNickell.com - Joe Nickell is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) - an international scientific organization - and investigative columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine.
- Simon Singh.net
- Skeptic's Dictionary. Good
- The Skeptics Society and Skeptic Magazine
- The Skeptic Magazine
- Skeptoid - Critical Analysis Podcast
- The Skeptiseum - Skeptical Museum of the Paranormal
- Jamy Ian Swiss - Magician and Skeptic
- What's the harm? - How can not thinking critically hurt you?
- Skeptics Webring
- Editor Eric: Skepticism, Science and Critical Inquiry
- The North Texas Skeptics
- Pattern Analysis of MegaMillions Lottery Numbers is the lottery rigged?
Below this line the entries have not yet been sorted into the categories above the line. Work on this is ongoing. It's going to take some time...Good Science
- featuring their links to SETI information
- featuring Roswell
- featuring The Bible Code by Dave Thomas (no, not the Wendy's founder)
- featuring Stroke and Spinal Manipulation
- featuring the new periodic table
Article with pictures
Even creationists say theory doesn't belong in class with evolution
Dallas Morning News, 23 August 2007 -- See the results of reader voting
- VirusMyth - this bad science
site claims that HIV does not cause AIDS. It does.
Featuring not one, but two professors at UC Berkeley:
(I'm starting to think that tenure isn't such a good idea after all.)
- Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives
- Straight-Talk.net on evolution
- Northwest Creation Network
- creation science resource megasite
- featuring CreationWiki - a community-build encyclopedia of creation science (not working currently)
- Evolution Fact or Belief (Part 1) - video from The Creation Nework (many more linked from here)
- Conservapedia - like
without all those annoying facts.
- Lenski dialog - Conservapedia founder Andrew Schlafly gets schooled by MSU evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski on E. coli evolution and manners.
- The Creation Museum opens in Petersburg, Kentucky (Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. They're the modern stone age family...)
- Good News Magazine's Nonsense on Evolution - sign up for a free subscription; in fact, sign up for a dozen.
- Dr. Robert A. Herrmann's Intelligent Design and Considerably More - more nonsense, that is.
- ResearchID.org - this site seems to have gone belly-up. 7 Nov 2008
- Y-Origins Connection :: Intelligent Design For Everyone
- Autodynamics.org - Carezani says Einstein was wrong (guess who's going to win this argument).
- The Searle Effect Generator - antigravity and antisanity
- The United States Patent and Trademark Office
- GrandUnification.com - Time is the speed of light
- Alex Chiu's Immortality Device
- The Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia
- Unified Spiral Field Theory
- John Edward - Cold reader and TV personality
- Theory of the Sustentation of Matter by Mario Carvajal
- The Immanuel Velikovsky Archive
- Answers in Genesis
- Institute for Creation Research
- Coast to Coast AM (Used to be the Art Bell Show)
- 241 Mumbers - this is original: people selling physical constants
- Uri Geller
- The Fortean Times
- Design Inference Website
- ELLIE CRYSTAL'S METAPHYSICAL AND SCIENCE WEBSITE
- The Etemenanki website by Goro Adachi
- Wade's Ghost Page
- Int'l Ghost Hunters Society
- Q-ray ionized bracelet
- What was the Star? of Bethlehem, that is.
- Q-Link - a pendant that lowers your stress and improves your golf game, endorsed by Deepak Chopra
- The Chopra Center - Deepak Chopra's web site
- The Shift of the Ages - (delete one letter and it will be accurate)
- Creation Science Evangelism featuring Kent Hovind's $250,000 challenge to provide "scientific proof" of evolution (as if he would recognize science if it bit him in the ass)
- Creation Science Fair 2001 Scary! (possibly a hoax)
- Reasons To Believe
- The Classic IQ Test
- refutation by Colin Groves
- Power Lines and Cancer: Nothing to Fear by John W. Farley, Ph.D
See also Why You Shouldn't Buy Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures" Book from Quackwatch.org
- Featuring, among other gems, A New Form of Matter --
Unmatter, Composed of Particles and Anti-Particles
by Florentin Smarandache,
one of the "journal's" associate editors, tenured professor of mathematics at the
University of New Mexico Gallup campus, and professional crackpot.
See my explanation of the impossibility of "unmatter".
- destroyed in the JREF forum
'Scientific and legal arguments alike have demonstrated time and again that ID "theory" not only has no demonstrable scientific basis (i.e., it cannot be falsified by any scientific protocol), but "is an interesting theological argument" and constitutes a religious assertion.' -- Professor Ron Wetherington, SMU Anthropology
- Junk Science - Steven Milloy, Publisher
- The Times (of London, that is) newspaper
- The New York Times newspaper
- The Washington Post newspaper
- Home of the BBC on the Internet
- featuring the BBC World Service
- PBS - Public Broadcasting System
- featuring the Online NewsHour
- NPR - National Public Radio
- FOX "News" - a.k.a. Fox Noise - ultraconservative Rupert Murdoch's unfair and
- featuring O'Reilly Factor - all spin all the time
- The Rush Limbaugh Show - ditto!
- CNN's Larry King Live - which keeps providing a forum for "psychic" mediums like John Edward and Sylvia Browne">
- 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.