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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...

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...

Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to Fool Others – Robert Trivers

  Allen Lane, ISBN 978-0-713-99826-9 The title is enough to attract any skeptic, and the author’s name should be added bait for anyone familiar with advances...

Understanding Beliefs – Nils J. Nilsson

  MIT Press ISBN 10: 0262526433 This slim book is part of MIT's Essential Knowledge series. The term "knowledge", however, seems to pose some difficulties for the...

The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death – Michael Martin and Keith Augustine

  Rowman & Littlefield ISBN: 9780810886773 This is a substantial compendium of papers - running to some 650 pages - examining the distinctly insubstantial thesis that we...

Are Dolphins Really Smart? The mammal behind the myth – Justin Gregg

  OUP ISBN 978-0-19-968156-3 Skeptics' interest in marine biology may often not extend much beyond imaginary sea monsters, but dolphins are of course iconic beings for New...

What Makes Your Brain Happy: And Why You Should Do the Opposite – David DiSalvo

  Prometheus Books, ISBN 978-1-61614-483-8 Swimming against the toxic tide of baseless "self-help" books, DiSalvo offers us a "science-help" book, and a very generous offering it...

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Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers and alt-med quackery put our pets in harm’s way

Vet Danny Chambers highlights how the aggressive promotion of alternative therapies to prevent and treat animal diseases has become widespread.

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,...

‘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...
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