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Presents information on "Skeptical Inquirer," a magazine published by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), located in Amherst, New York. Notes that the magazine is opposed to sensationalism and publishes articles about what the scientific community knows about claims of the paranormal. Includes subscription information and an index of online articles. Lists book collections that contain articles from past issues of the publication. Links to the home page of CSICOP. Posts contact information via mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail.
In this new collection of outstanding recent articles, editor Kendrick Frazier has selected some of the best writing on topics of current interest.
Author: Kendrick Frazier
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Science Under Siege is a welcome antidote to the profound science illiteracy that, today, permeates American pop culture and the press.-NEIL deGRASSE TYSON, Astrophysicist and author of The Sky Is Not the Limit and The Pluto FilesAn entertaining and eye-opening collection of essays that advance the battle against ignorance and superstition.-STEVEN PINKER, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Author of How the Mind Works and The Stuff of ThoughtFor more than thirty years, The Skeptical Inquirer has steadfastly championed science and reason and been the leading voice for reliable scientific examination of the paranormal and other questionable claims popularized by the media and mass culture. In this new collection of outstanding recent articles, editor Kendrick Frazier has selected some of the best writing on topics of current interest. Among the highlights are:?A Skeptical Look at September 11th which prompted a drove of responses (many angry) and was selected by Richard Dawkins for the Best Science and Nature Writing of 2003.'Carl Sagan's final question-and-answer piece on the topic of science and skeptical inquiry.'Ann Druyan's beautifully expressed Science, Religion, Wonder, and Awe.'NASA scientist Stuart Jordan's excellent appraisal of the scientific evidence for global warming, which prompted much critical response and led to another follow-up article.'Five articles on the evolution vs. intelligent design controversy?Two physicians' articles that strongly defend the value of vaccinations and critique the anti-vaccination movementOther distinguished contributors include Mario Bunge, Martin Gardner, Ray Hyman, Paul Kurtz, Chris Mooney, Joe Nickell, Stephen Pinker, and many others. This excellent collection of stimulating articles exploring science and skeptical inquiry, public controversies, and investigating pseudoscientific claims is a must for scientists, educators, skeptics, and everyone concerned about scientific literacy.Kendrick Frazier (Albuquerque, NM) is editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, former editor of Science News, and the editor of four previous collections, including Encounters with the Paranormal and Science Confronts the Paranormal. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The Definitive Resource for Critiques of the Pseudoscience the Skeptical Inquirer
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Contributors come from the USA, Canada, Britain, France, India, the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, and Russia. This is a unique and exciting history of the current skeptical movement.
Author: Paul Kurtz
Publisher: Pyr Books
Issued on the 25th anniversary of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), this book brings together personal statements by the leading skeptics of the world. CSICOP, the first major organization of skeptics on the contemporary scene, is worldwide in scope and is dedicated to the skeptical evaluation of both paranormal and religious claims in the light of scientific inquiry. All of the articles are original and written especially for this collection. Many pieces are autobiographical; others reflect on the current state of research into paranormal claims. The contributors focus on ESP and parapsychology, astrology, UFOlogy, the difference between science and pseudoscience, alternative medicine, magic, near-death experiences, spiritual energy, Bible codes, and religious claims that purport to have empirical foundations. Among the thirty-seven distinguished contributors are Martin Gardner (former columnist forScientific American), Leon Jaroff (former science editor of Time), Philip J. Klass (the leading UFO skeptic), Antony Flew (noted British philosopher), Kendrick Frazier (editor of the Skeptical Inquirer), the late Steve Allen (noted author, comedian, and television pioneer), Bill Nye ("The Science Guy"), Jean-Claude Pecker (one of France's leading astronomers), Joe Nickell (paranormal investigator), Susan J. Blackmore (parapsychologist), Eugenie Scott (critic of "creationism"), among others. Contributors come from the USA, Canada, Britain, France, India, the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, and Russia. This is a unique and exciting history of the current skeptical movement.
On this question , large and comprehensive , though but preliminary , let the skeptical inquirer after truth concentrate all his faculties . No claim is here laid on
the credulity of any ; the question is simply as to reasonable proof . When every ...
The Skeptical Inquirer 3, no. 3 (Spring 1979). 144. "'Some People Will Believe
Anything They See' on TV: Interview with Prof. Paul Kurtz of the State University
of New York at Buffalo." US News & World Report 86, no. 20 (May 21, 1979).
Author: Paul Kurtz
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
Paul Kurtz has been the dominant voice of secular humanism over the past thirty years. This compilation of his work reveals the scope of his thinking on the basic topics of our time and his many and varied contributions to the cause of free thought. It focuses on the central issues that have concerned Kurtz throughout his career: ethics, politics, education, religion, science, and pseudoscience. The chapters are linked by a common theme: the need for a new enlightenment, one committed to the use of rationality and skepticism, but also devoted to realizing the highest values of humanist culture. Many writings included here were first published in magazines and journals long unavailable. Some of the essays have never before been published. They now appear as a coherent whole for the first time. Also included is an extensive bibliography of Kurtz's writings. "Toward a New Enlightenment "is essential for those who know and admire Paul Kurtz's work. It will also be an important resource for students of philosophy, political science, ethics, and religion. Among the chapters are: "Humanist Ethics: Eating the Forbidden Fruit"; "Relevance of Science to Ethics"; "Democracy without Theology"; "Misuses of Civil Disobedience"; "The Limits of Tolerance"; "Skepticism about the Paranormal: Legitimate and Illegitimate"; "Militant Atheism vs. Freedom of Conscience"; "Promethean Love: Unbound"; "The Case for Euthanasia"; and "The New Inquisition in the Schools."
Eve , R. A. and Dunn , D .: 1989 , ' High School Biology Teachers and
Pseudoscientific Beliefs : Passing It On ? ' , The Skeptical Inquirer 13 , 260-263 .
Frazier , K .: 1983 , ' Promoting the Paranormal , The Skeptical Inquirer 8 , 5-8 .
Author: John K. Gilbert
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Udvalgte artikler fra 1985-2005, fordelt på 8 temaer: The relationship between science and science education ; Aims of the formal science curriculum and the needs of the students ; Science education in the formal curriculum ; Assessment in formal science education ; Teaching in science education ; Learning in science education ; The conceptual development of students in science education ; The professional development of science teachers
To these scenes of Scripture prophecy we may point with triumph as to ocular
demonstration ; and say to the skeptical inquirer in the words of the evangelist ,
Come and see . ' The multitude of travellers who have recently visited the Holy
44-63 , in The Skeptical Inquirer , vol . 4 , no . 2 , Winter 1979-80 . 1275. Dennis
Rawlins , “ Follow - up ” ( on the “ Mars Effect ” ) , The Skeptical Inquirer , vol . 6 ,
no . 2 , pp . 58-68 . 1276. Michel Gauquelin , “ Zodiac and Personality : An ...
Author: John Ankerberg
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
This comprehensive, indexed volume includes short, one-page listings of pertinent facts about a particular movement, its founder, how it claims to work, scientific evaluations done, and its potential dangers. Some topics covered are angels, visualization, shamanism, hypnosis, new age medicine and martial arts.
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you troversies not necessarily maladroit . have Sir Thomas Browne himself . The
really stirring poetry of science The sceptical inquirer who rises from is not ...
This academic text features articles regarding paranormal, extraordinary, or fringe-science claims.
Author: Bryan Farha
Publisher: University Press of America
This academic text features articles regarding paranormal, extraordinary, or fringe-science claims. It logically examines the claims of astrology; psychic ability; alternative medicine and health claims; after-death communication; cryptozoology; and faith healing, all from a skeptical perspective. Paranormal Claims is a compilation of some of the most eye-opening articles about pseudoscience and extraordinary claims that often reveal logical, scientific explanations, or an outright scam. These articles, steeped in skepticism, teach critical thinking when approaching courses in psychology, sociology, philosophy, education, or science.
... convince even the most skeptical inquirer that , in many cases at least , a real
improvement does take place , the permanence of which must depend upon
various circumstances , over which neither physician nor physic have any control
cases I am now about to relate will , I think , convince even the most skeptical inquirer that , in many cases at least , a real improvement does take place ,
permanence of which must depend upon various circumstances , over which
Thus I have known a medium who , after the manifestation of genuine marvels
such as would impress and satisfy the most skeptical inquirer , has
condescended to the petty trickery of producing raps with his hand , and of
moving a table with ...
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betray the confidence of familiar interwill not find it necessary adopt his course , --
that a skeptical inquirer , who prejudices against a body of men who
Have not his father , and grandfather , and great - grandfather , and so on , clear
back to Noah , as far as I know , all been to church every Sabbath - day , and
believed every word the parson said , let him say what he would ? A free inquirer