Reviews

Behind the Bastards, with Robert Evans

This twice-weekly podcast, running since 2018, looks at some of the worst people in history. As you might imagine from the title,...

Blockbuster Science: the real science in science fiction – David Siegel Bernstein

Those who enjoy science fiction may well enjoy its science a lot more after reading Blockbuster Science and, for many of us, enjoying science is a way of enjoying life.

The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction – William H. Brock

This may be a short history, but it offers fascinating insights into the development of a very hard-won field of knowledge. he first chapter, nicely entitled On the Nature of Stuff, outlines the early days of chemistry and considers its relationship with alchemy.

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress – John Brockman

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking ProgressJohn BrockmanISBN-10: 0062374346 Every year,...

Good Thinking – Guy P. Harrison

Prometheus Books ISBN-10: 1633880648 guypharrison.com Many books have been written...

Heretics! – Steven Nadler & Ben Nadler

The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern PhilosophyPrinceton University PressISBN 9780691168692 Any cartoon-loving philosopher...

Intuition: Its Powers and Perils – David G. Myers

  Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-09531-7 I had a good feeling about this book from the moment I read about it. Vast claims are routinely made for...

Paleofantasy: what evolution really tells us about sex, diet & how we live – Marlene Zuk

  W. W. Norton & Company ISBN 10: 0393347923 It's common now to read complaints and warnings about modern life that trace the root of our problems...

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‘Mask Mouth’: A real dental phenomenon, or merely a confection?

Dentist Shaun Sellars looks at recent reports of facemasks causing a new dental phenomenon known as 'mask mouth'.

The Ockham Awards 2020: recognising the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2020 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

Don’t believe what you think!

What follows is a slightly modified and abbreviated version of the introduction to Professor Edzard Ernst's recently published book, Don't Believe What...

Ethics for Skeptics: why compassion and reason go hand in hand

Philosophy lecturer Aaron Rabinowitz outlines the ethical core of skepticism, and explains why a compassionate understanding of morality must underpin the skeptical worldview.

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