Reviews

Captured by Aliens? A History and Analysis of American Abduction Claims, by Nigel Watson

'Captured by Aliens?' is an excellent introduction to alleged alien contact, but misses the opportunity to update on previous editions

How to Cook That, with Ann Reardon: cooking tutorials with baked-in skepticism

Ann Reardon's uber-successful cookery YouTube channel smuggles in good, solid skepticism among the Spongebob Squarepants cakes

Netflix’s (Un)Well leaves me (Un)Impressed

(Un)Well's false balance and fence-sitting is a missed opportunity to demonstrate the real harms of the wellness industry

Behind the Bastards, with Robert Evans: an infectiously enthusiastic dive into the darkness

Behind the Bastards is an irreverent and upbeat dive into often extremely dark subject matter, delivered with infectious enthusiasm.

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, John Brockman flings a question at hundreds of scientists, philosophers and...

Good Thinking – Guy P. Harrison

Prometheus Books ISBN-10: 1633880648 guypharrison.com Many books have been written about how to think, ranging from the technical to the superficial,...

Latest news

Four Perspectives On Peer Review: why it goes wrong, and why we need to fix it

The peer review process is vital, but it is riddled with errors and issues; the quality of future science depends on trying to improve it

Sean Ellis 1966 – 2020

Sean Ellis, skeptical activist, has passed-away after a short illness. The Skeptic remembers the life of a much-loved skeptic.

It’s easier to decry ‘kids today’ than it is to look honestly at the world we’ve made

It's always been fashionable to blame younger generations for society's ills... especially when doing so lets the rest of us off the hook

Dr Natália Pasternak wins Skeptical Activism Ockham award; Skeptics in the Pub Online wins Editor’s Choice

Dr Natalia Pasternak has received the 2020 Ockham Award for skeptical activism, and Skeptics in the Pub Online receive the Editor's Choice award

French Scientist Didier Raoult Given Rusty Razor Award For Pseudoscience

French microbiologist Didier Raoult has been given the 2020 Rusty Razor for his promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.
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