The Skeptic s Dictionary

The Skeptic s Dictionary

Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head!

Author: Robert Carroll

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471272426

Category: Science

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A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers "Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times, or at least have it within reach as first aid for psychic attacks. We need all the help we can get." -James Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, randi.org "From alternative medicine, aliens, and psychics to the farthest shores of science and beyond, Robert Carroll presents a fascinating look at some of humanity's most strange and wonderful ideas. Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head!" -Clifford Pickover, author of The Stars of Heaven and Dreaming the Future "A refreshing compendium of clear thinking, a welcome and potent antidote to the reams of books on the supernatural and pseudoscientific." -John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper "This book covers an amazing range of topics and can protect many people from being scammed." -Stephen Barrett, M.D., quackwatch.org Featuring close to 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic's Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such categories as alternative medicine; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the soft or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this book offers a remarkable range of information that puts to the test the best arguments of true believers.
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Skeptic Multimedia

Skeptic Multimedia

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230498567

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: The Skeptic's Dictionary, Snopes.com, MythBusters, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, Skeptical Inquirer, What's The Harm?, Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, Skepticality, Free Inquiry, The Science of Good and Evil, Skeptoid, The Truth About Uri Geller, The Psychology of the Psychic, The Mask of Nostradamus: The Prophecies of the World's Most Famous Seer, The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, The Faith Healers, The Power of Belief, Secrets of the Super Psychics, Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions, Point of Inquiry, The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture, Secrets of the Psychics, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, The Straight Dope, QuackCast, The Space Gods Revealed. Excerpt: MythBusters is a science entertainment TV program created and produced by Beyond Television Productions for the Discovery Channel. The series is screened by numerous international broadcasters, including Discovery Channel Australia, Discovery Channel Latin America, Discovery Channel Canada, Quest and the Discovery Channel in the UK. The show's hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos and news stories. Filming is based in the city of San Francisco, California, though some elements of production are done in Artarmon, Australia. Planning and some experimentation takes place at Hyneman's workshops in the city of San Francisco; experiments requiring more space or special accommodations are filmed on location, typically around the San Francisco Bay Area and other Northern California...
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Acupuncture

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Acupuncture

Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical technique for manipulating chi in order to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang.

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical technique for manipulating chi in order to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang. Carroll discusses ear acupuncture, the medical conditions that acupuncture is used to treat, and the use of acupuncture in pain control.
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Management Mumbo Jumbo

Management Mumbo Jumbo

Bestselling author and psychologist, Adrian Furnham, takes a critical view of the jargon and fads in management contained in manifestos and mission statements and shows how these often obscure and mystify.

Author: A. Furnham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230626591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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Bestselling author and psychologist, Adrian Furnham, takes a critical view of the jargon and fads in management contained in manifestos and mission statements and shows how these often obscure and mystify. He considers atmospherics, compulsory training, fundamentalist gurus, integrity tests, personality of organizations and uncertainty avoidance.
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Allopathy

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Allopathy

Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of allopathy, an alternative medicine treatment that treats the disease by the use of the agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated.

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of allopathy, an alternative medicine treatment that treats the disease by the use of the agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated. Allopathy is a term invented by homeopath Samuel Hahnemann as a term for those who are other than homeopaths.
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Alphabiotics

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Alphabiotics

Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of alphabiotics, an alternative medical practice that is based on the idea that all disease is the result of an imbalance and lack of life energy.

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of alphabiotics, an alternative medical practice that is based on the idea that all disease is the result of an imbalance and lack of life energy. Energy medicines are based upon vitalism, a metaphysical theory.
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Aromatherapy

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Aromatherapy

It is the chemical properties of the oils, not the aromas, that give the oils their therapeutic value. The healing power of essential oils is the main attraction in aromatherapy.

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of aromatherapy, the practice of using essential oils taken from plants in healing. It is the chemical properties of the oils, not the aromas, that give the oils their therapeutic value. The healing power of essential oils is the main attraction in aromatherapy.
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Aura Therapy

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Aura Therapy

The aura is an energy field surrounding the body that shows signs of disease before the body does. Carroll highlights information on forms of aura therapy, including therapeutic touch, aura-soma, and lazer-wand crystal energy.

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of aura therapy, a type of New Age healing that treats disease by reading and manipulating a person's aura. The aura is an energy field surrounding the body that shows signs of disease before the body does. Carroll highlights information on forms of aura therapy, including therapeutic touch, aura-soma, and lazer-wand crystal energy.
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Chelation Therapy

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Chelation Therapy

Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents information on chelation therapy, which consists of slow-drip IV injections of ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), combined with aerobic exercise, special diet, and no ...

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents information on chelation therapy, which consists of slow-drip IV injections of ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), combined with aerobic exercise, special diet, and no smoking. Advocates believe chelation therapy can prevent and cure heart disease, stroke, senility, diabetic gangrene, and other vascular diseases.
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Applied Kinesiology

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Applied Kinesiology

Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of applied kinesiology, a New Age theory and therapy created by George Goodheart.

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of applied kinesiology, a New Age theory and therapy created by George Goodheart. Applied kinesiology requires manual manipulation of the spine, extremities, and cranial bones as the basis of its procedures. Applied kinesiology should not be confused with kinesiology, the scientific study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. Applied kinesiology combines elements of chiropractic and traditional Chinese medicine.
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Skeptic s Dictionary Alternative Medicine Bach s Flower Therapy

Skeptic s Dictionary  Alternative Medicine  Bach s Flower Therapy

Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of homeopathic aromatherapy treatment called Bach's flower therapy, developed by British physician Edward Bach (1886-1936).

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Skeptics' Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll, presents a discussion of homeopathic aromatherapy treatment called Bach's flower therapy, developed by British physician Edward Bach (1886-1936). Devotees of the treatment drink a homeopathic concoction of flower essence, mineral water, and brandy to get the flower soul to harmonize their own soul's energy.
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Junk Science and Pseudoscience

Junk Science and Pseudoscience

Presents "Junk Science and Pseudoscience," an alphabetical listing of topics found in the "Skeptics Dictionary," compiled by Robert Todd Carroll.

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Presents "Junk Science and Pseudoscience," an alphabetical listing of topics found in the "Skeptics Dictionary," compiled by Robert Todd Carroll. Presents information suggesting that each topic is either an urban legend or has no basis in science or history. Includes such subjects as alchemy, Atlantis, dianetics, the Mozart Effect, and speed reading.
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Prove It before You Promote It

Prove It before You Promote It

This book explodes the most common and costly marketing myths and draws on real, proven science to reveal how people actually behave in the marketplace—and how you can use that to your advantage.

Author: Steve Cuno

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470462604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Skeptics Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics  Guide to the Universe

15—Fundamental Attribution Error Robert Todd Carroll, The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions ...

Author: Steven Novella

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473696419

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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'A fantastic compendium of skeptical thinking and the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction.' Richard Wiseman, author 59 Seconds 'Thorough, informative, and enlightening... If this book does not become required reading for us all, we may well see modern civilization unravel before our eyes.' Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry In this tie-in to their popular 'The Skeptics Guide to the Universe' podcast, Steven Novella, along with 'Skeptical Rogues' Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella and Evan Bernstein explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies and conspiracy theories (anti-vaccines, homeopathy, UFO sightings, and many more.) They'll help us try to make sense of what seems like an increasingly crazy world using powerful tools like science and philosophy. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your guide through this maze of modern life. It covers essential critical thinking skills, as well as giving insight into how your brain works and how to avoid common pitfalls in thinking. They discuss the difference between science and pseudoscience, how to recognize common science news tropes, how to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy colleague of yours, and how to apply all of this to everyday life. As fascinating as it is entertaining, this page turner is your essential guide to seeing through the fake news and media manipulation in our increasingly confusing world.
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The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

URL: http://tftrx.com/ expstudy.htm Carroll, R. T. 1998. "The Skeptics Dictionary." URL: http://wheel.ucdavis.edu/ ~ btcarrol/ skeptic/ kirlian.html Craig, ...

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076538

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Examines supernatural controversies such as crop circles, the Shroud of Turin, and cold fusion, and provides evidence for and against each phenomenon.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Skeptic s Guide to Belief

A Skeptic s Guide to Belief

... that most skeptics agree with this, then skepticism is in a sorry state, ... and the Skeptic's dictionary itself, all of which would fail these tests.

Author: Ken Crispin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532678516

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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What would happen if you faced your doubts, set aside your preconceptions, and decided to follow the path of truth wherever it might lead? Most people, whether believers or atheists, doggedly defend what they have always believed. Many see this as an expression of faith. Yet, there is something almost inexpressibly sad about the plight of people living out their lives in reliance upon beliefs they dare not question. Perhaps that is why many of us come to a point at which we feel compelled to pursue the truth, no matter what the implications. But even if we found the courage to embark upon such a journey, could we really find a path through the scientific, philosophical, experiential, and theological thickets that surround the great questions of life? And if we did, would we know the truth and be set free? Would we be forced to face a long-feared despair? Or would we find ourselves still staring impotently at an enigmatic universe? This is a book unlike any other. It addresses these questions with unflinching honesty, drawing evidence from a diversity of scientific fields and subjecting the competing arguments to rigorous skeptical analysis.
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Why Jesus

Why Jesus

See also “ Alternative Health Practices , ” in The Skeptics Dictionary , at http://skepdic.com/althelth.html ; “ Faith Healing ...

Author: Ravi Zacharias

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780892963096

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The author believes that over the past forty years movements like New Age spirituality and society's obsession with human potential have combined like a "perfect storm" to redefine for popular culture what has been for centuries the classic biblical definition of the person, work, and teaching of Jesus Christ. In Why Jesus?, Ravi Zacharias looks at the impact of this "storm" by discussing the 60s-70s "Age of Aquarius," actor Shirley MacLaine's book and TV series Out On a Limb, author James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), Rhonda Byrne (The Secret), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), and other books by Eckart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, the Dali Lama, and Marianne Williamson. Special attention will be given to the influence of Oprah Winfrey's media platform in reshaping society by introducing and promoting certain books and authors. Major new age and human potential tenets will be discussed like: the belief that we are all gods and have to discover our divinity; Jesus was only a good teacher; Christianity is but one among many ways to eternal life; reincarnation is real; Jesus was married; truth is relative; there is no sin; and perfection is possible. The truth of and the arguments for the bodily resurrection of Jesus will be presented as the most important argument for the exclusive claims about Jesus and Christianity.
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Evenings with the Skeptics

Evenings with the Skeptics

DICTIONARIES and OTHER BOOKS of REFERENCE . English Synonymes . By A Practical Dictionary E. J. WHATELY . Edited by R. of the German and English LanWHATELY ...

Author: John Owen

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ISBN: UOM:39015070499739

Category: Free thought

Page: 524

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal

Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal

The skeptics dictionary. Retrieved 17 October, 2007 from www.Skepdic.com Carroll, R. T. (2009a). John of God. Retrieved April 6, 2009 from: ...

Author: Jonathan C. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358940

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity. Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at www.wiley.com/go/pseudoscience
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Unchaining God

Unchaining God

The Skeptics Dictionary. Retrieved April 2009, from The Skeptics Dictionary: www.skepdic..com Chopra, D (2000). How to Know God. London: Rider.

Author: Louis D Van Niekerk

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780620444309

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Who or what is God? This question has perplexed humanity for as long as we have walked upright. For the first time in history when we ask this question, both science and religion answer. This conversion of disciplines is essentially the arrival point after reading this biographically-orientated journey. You will journey with the author through theology, quantum physics and spirituality; be exposed to some new thoughts about God; most likely challenge your own concept of God and hopefully realize that unchaining God is the only way to discover God for yourself.
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