Online Resources for Skepticism and Critical Thinking


The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: Excellent podcast, videos, additional resources; I highly recommend subscribing to the their podcast!

The Skeptics Society: “…to engage leading experts in investigating the paranormal, fringe science, pseudoscience, and extraordinary claims of all kinds, promote critical thinking, and serve as an educational tool for those seeking a sound scientific viewpoint.”

Brain Pickings: Many great articles and book reviews, including The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking; Carl Sagan on Science and Spirituality; Godliness in the Known and the Unknowable: Alan Lightman on Science and Spirituality; Richard Feynman on Good, Evil, and the Zen of Science, Plus His Prose Poem for the Glory of Evolution; The Magic of Reality: Richard Dawkins Teaches Children to Fight Myth with Science

Rationally Speaking Blog and Rationally Speaking Podcast

 RationalWiki, with the stated purposes of (1) analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement; (2) documenting the full range of crank ideas; (3) explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism; and (4) analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media.  Be sure to check out The Fine Art of Baloney Detection.

The Skeptical Raptor “A Skeptical Raptor’s native environment is the jungles of the internet, where junk science, pseudoscience, myths, logical fallacies, and outright lies survive unchecked…”

Skeptoid “Critical analysis of Pop Phenomenon”

Doubtful News “A sharp-eyed view of questionable claims”


Richard Feynman on Pseudoscience

Michael Shermer’s Baloney Detection Kit

The Eyes of Nye – Pseudoscience

Bill Nye: The Science Guy – Pseudoscience


Richard Feynman: “Cargo Cult Science”

Daniel Loxton: Why Is There a Skeptical Movement?”

Twenty Tips for Interpreting Scientific Claims

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking