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The Skeptic"s Dictionary

A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

by Robert Todd Carroll

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Published by Wiley .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages446
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Open LibraryOL7614405M
ISBN 100471272426
ISBN 109780471272427


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Product details Hardcover: pages Publisher: SAB Books, LLC; 1st Edition edition (Febru ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x 2 x inches Shipping Weight: 3 pounds Customer Reviews: /5(). The Skeptic's Dictionary is, according to its foreword, intended to be a small counterbalance to the voluminous occult and paranormal literature; not to present a balanced view of occult : Robert Todd Carroll.

INSIGHT at is a broadly accessible, evidence-based resource that offers critical perspective on mysteries of science, paranormal claims, and the wild, woolly, wonderful weirdness of the fringe.

The Skeptical Virtue of Seriously Just Being Quiet. Daniel Loxton reflects on the value of listening in order to first understand paranormal beliefs and then communicate effectively The Skeptics Dictionary book. topical index: extraterrestrials and UFOs A alien abduction ancient astronauts anomalous luminous phenomena Area 51 Aztec UFO hoax C cattle mutilation crop circle D The Dogon and Sirius II E extraterrestrial F face on Mars flying saucer H hollow Earth I Ica stones M Marfa lights Men in Black N Nazca lines P Pleiadian pyramidiocy R Raëlian rod.

About the Book. 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.

Review of skeptic Robert Todd Carroll’s book The Skeptic’s Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions, John Wiley and Sons,   The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous DelusionsCited by: This book rejoins the tradition of debunking outdated theories, fads, and urban myths, while simultaneously offering sound alternatives.

BEST BUY. For the price of euros, this book offers 55 (scientific) literature reviews—compare that to the price of a single systematic review, which on average costs between 10 and 35 euros. This list of books about skepticism is a skeptic's library of works centered on scientific skepticism, religious skepticism, critical thinking, scientific literacy, and refutation of claims of the paranormal.

It also includes titles about atheism, irreligion, books for "young skeptics" and related subjects. It is intended as a starting point for research into these areas of study. The Skeptic's Dictionary is the print version of the website and is available in Dutch, English, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.

It provides definitions, arguments, and essays on supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudo-scientific subjects. The book features many examples of pseudoscientific beliefs over its eight : Robert Todd Carroll,Joliet, Illinois. Buy a cheap copy of The Skeptic's Dictionary book by Robert Simmons.

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After all, wouldn't a true skeptic disregard a book that contains very little more than one man's opinion. The Skeptic's Dictionary is a website and a book that has entries on pseudoscientific, occult, paranormal and other junk beliefs in an encyclopedic order. Edited by former professor, atheist and skeptic Robert Todd Carroll (–), the site was launched in and now boasts more than entries "from acupuncture to zombies" (the actual list starts with doomsday theories and.

"This book covers an amazing range of topics and can protect many people from being scammed." -Stephen Barrett, M.D., Featuring close to 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.

The complete texts of the Bible, Quran, and Book of Mormon, with annotations from a skeptic's point of view. Author of The Skeptic's Dictionary book and website.

Milbourne Christopher, magician. Founding member of CSICOP (now CSI). Derek Colanduno and Robynn McCarthy, co-hosts of the podcast Skepticality: The Official Podcast of Skeptic : List of books about skepticism, List of scientific.

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Though he has no degree in psychology, he is widely. The Skeptic's Annotated Bible by Steve Wells is an outstanding result of gargantuan effort. For a better transparency, the author divided his comments on The Bible into several categories (e.g.

cruelty and violence, contradictions, conflicts with science and history, but also, good stuff), so the reader wouldn't get lost in this labyrinth of metaphors and repetitive, yet often contradictory /5.

words "skeptic" and "dictionary" in the title (the "the" is ok!). The tone is not skeptical, it is simply fact-oriented. And the book is in encylopedia format, not dictionary format. Now as to content. The author is a professor of philosophy, and he tends to discuss the various topics from the standpoint/5(46).

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is a collection of articles that discuss the Skeptics Society 's scientific findings of investigations into popular pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.

It has been called "a 2-volume set with an attitude [ ] a skeptical one".Publisher: ABC-CLIO. Featuring close to 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.4/4(2).

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is dedicated to promoting critical thinking and science literacy through insightful content and resources including an award-winning weekly podcast.

Close this module. The Skeptic's Dictionary is a collection of cross-referenced skeptical essays by Robert Todd Carroll, published on his website and in a printed book. [1] [2] The site was launched in and the book was published in with nearly entries.

As of January the website has over entries. [3] A comprehensive single-volume guides to skeptical information on. The Most Recommended Skeptics Books - From Skeptic Mag Here are the results of our recent e-Skeptic hotline request for the most recommended skeptics books.

It is broken down into (1) The Top Ten, (2) Multiple nominations, (3) Jr. Skeptic recommendations, (4) single nominations, (5) commentary on some of the titles provided by readers.

Skepticism definition, skeptical attitude or temper; doubt. See more. skeptic - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums. All Free. Based on Carroll’s website (), the Dictionary is the definitive short-answer debunking of nearly everything skeptical.

Nearly definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies. Junior Skeptic. The Magazine; About Junior Skeptic ; Current Issue ; Back Issues.

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The Skeptic's Dictionary is a collection of cross-referenced skeptical essays by Robert Todd Carroll, published on his website and in a printed book. The site was launched in and the book was published in with nearly entries. As. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with Bob Carroll, a Sacramento City College philosophy professor, about his book and website, The Skeptic's Dictionary.

In it Carroll aims to disprove many commonly held beliefs he says aren't true. Jeffrey also speaks with Sadashiv Novis, a former volunteer of Nevada City's KVMR.

Sadashiv, as he was known to his. Skeptic definition, a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual. See more.They released a summary report, Climate Change reconsidered, available on line. You can also access a flood of work from Fred Singer, one of the most knowledgeable climate scientist on earth.

And you can get a small book, the Skeptics Handbook that summarizes most of the information that Al Gore won’t talk about, here from Joanne Nova /10(11).

From the Wikipedia article on The Skeptic's Dictionary. (book version) and that "this superb work is likely to be used so often that it is a pity it is a softback book.". Skeptical Inquirer stated that it was "a book that should be a staple of everyone’s diet-part of the package we are given at birth to help us avoid the dangers and.