Scientific skepticism
Scientific skepticism (also spelled scepticism) is the practice of questioning whether claims are supported by empirical research and have reproducibility, as part of a methodological norm pursuing "t...
List of topics characterized as pseudoscience
This is a list of topics that have, at one point or another in their history, been characterized as pseudoscience by academics or researchers. These characterizations were made in the context of educa...
Anti-cult movement
The anti-cult movement (abbreviated ACM and sometimes called the countercult movement) opposes new religious movements (NRMs) that they characterize as cults. Sociologists David G. Bromley and Anson S...
List of skeptics and skeptical organizations
This is a list of notable people that promote or practice scientific skepticism. In general, they favor science and are opposed to pseudoscience and quackery. They are generally skeptical of parapsych...
Anomalistic psychology
In psychology, anomalistic psychology is the study of human behaviour and experience connected with what is often called the paranormal, with the assumption that there is nothing paranormal involved.<...
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Criticism of science
Scientific criticisms are a body of analysis of scientific methodologies, philosophies, and possible negative roles media and politics play in scientific research. Criticism of science is distinct fro...
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Environmental skepticism
Environmental skepticism is the belief that claims by environmentalists, and the environmental scientists who support them, are false or exaggerated. The term is also applied to those who are critical...
Magical thinking
Magical thinking is the attribution of causal relationships between actions and events which cannot be justified by reason and observation. In religion, folk religion, and superstitious beliefs, the c...
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Peer review
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession wi...
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Skepticism
Skepticism or scepticism (see spelling differences) is generally any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for gr...
Centre for Inquiry Canada
The Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFIC) is a not-for-profit educational organization with headquarters in Toronto, Canada whose primary mission is to provide education and training to the public in the a...
Young Australian Skeptics
The Young Australian Skeptics (YAS) is an Australian skeptical organisation whose primary focus is its collaborative blog, which attempts to address topics central to science, critical thinking and sc...
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Wise use
The wise use movement in the United States is a loose-knit coalition of groups promoting the expansion of private property rights and reduction of government regulation of publicly held property. This...
Software peer review
In software development, peer review is a type of software review in which a work product (document, code, or other) is examined by its author and one or more colleagues, in order to evaluate its tech...
Friends Of Science In Medicine
The Friends of Science In Medicine (FSM) is an association which supports evidence-based medicine and strongly opposes the promotion and practice of unsubstantiated therapies that lack a scientificall...
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Anomalistics
Anomalistics is the use of scientific methods to evaluate anomalies (phenomena that fall outside of current understanding), with the aim of finding a rational explanation. The term itself was coined i...
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Basava Premanand
Basava Premanand (17 February 1930 – 4 October 2009) was a skeptic and rationalist from Kerala, India. He organised many tours around rural India for the promotion of scientific thinking, exposi...
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Psychosocial hypothesis
In ufology, the psychosocial hypothesis, abbreviated PSH, argues that at least some UFO reports are best explained by psychological or social means. It is often contrasted with the better known extrat...
Peer review failure
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession wi...
Australian Skeptics
The Australian Skeptics is a non-profit organisation based in Australia which investigates paranormal and pseudoscientific claims using scientific methodologies.
The Australian Skeptics were found...
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Clarence B. Farrar
Clarence B. Farrar (November 27, 1874 – June 3, 1970) was an influential psychiatrist, the first Director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital (succeeded in 1966 by the Clarke Institute), and edi...
Law of contagion
The law of contagion is a folk belief axiom found in magical thinking which suggests that, once two people or objects have been in contact, a magical link persists between them unless or until a forma...
Lake George Monster
The Lake George Monster, fittingly named "Georgie", was a hoax invented by painter Harry Watrous after a fishing bet with newspaper editor Colonel William d'Alton Mann in 1904. The monster was purport...