The Skeptic’s Dictionary

Skeptic's Dictionary

“What is the ideomotor effect and how can it explain everything from Ouija boards and automatic writing to the behavior of allegedly mathematically literate horses? What is a logical fallacy and why is it important to avoid using them? Why do humans not always reason correctly? Do humans have predictable errors in cognition when examining evidence?

Some girls claimed to have taken pictures of fairies and a gnome in the early part of the 1900s. How were they exposed? What happens in area 51 and what really happened at Roswell? Why do conspiracy theories about 9/11 and climate scientists fail? How do we know that vaccines are safe or that there is no credible evidence for mysterious legends such as monsters? What is a false memory and how are they made?”

The Skeptic’s Dictionary

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