Modern skepticism is an approach to life that
demands evidence and reason for beliefs and practices. Skeptics may be best known for
debunking stories of the paranormal — like ghosts, psychics, UFOs, Bigfoot, and the Bermuda
Triangle — and of pseudosciences, such as alternative medicine and creationism.
But skepticism can be
beneficially applied to all human experience from the mundane to the
An illustrated introduction to skepticism:
What to answer when they say...
The first response to an unsubstantiated claim from a
believer, of course, is "What's your evidence?" Beyond that
though, there are certain dubious arguments that come up time and
again from honest believers and charlatans alike. Here's what skeptics
can say to dispense with these bogus points.
Famous and not-so-famous words about belief and skepticism
skeptical and not-so-skeptical thinkers and writers.
Sites to find out more about the movement for critical