List of scientific skeptics

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This is a list of notable people that promote or practice scientific skepticism. In general, they favor science and are opposed to pseudoscience and quackery. They are generally skeptical of parapsychology, the paranormal, and alternative medicine.

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  1. ^ a b c d Edwin C. May; Sonali Bhatt Marwaha (June 23, 2015). Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science [2 volumes]: Support, Skepticism, and Science. ABC-CLIO. pp. 131–. ISBN 978-1-4408-3288-8. 
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  3. ^ "Banachek - Mentalism and Skepticism". Point of Inquiry. November 13, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ Bryan Farha (2007). Paranormal Claims: A Critical Analysis. University Press of America. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-0-7618-3772-5. 
  5. ^ "Maarten Boudry". Konrad Lorenz Institute. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "What is Skepticism?" (PDF). Doubtful News. 2013. p. 7. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Books by Robert Todd Carroll". The Skeptic's Dictionary. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Paul Kurtz (October 29, 2010). Exuberant Skepticism. Prometheus Books. pp. 167–. ISBN 978-1-61592-970-2. 
  9. ^ "Derek Colanduno and Robynn McCarthy". Skepticality. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ Colquhoun, David (June 1, 2013). "If a medical cure looks too good to be true, it probably is". The Guardian. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ Plait, Phil (April 7, 2010). "Astrologers jump on Cox". Discover Magazine. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ Barry, Ellen (August 24, 2013). "Battling Superstition, Indian Paid With His Life". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ Miles, Jack (June 29, 2006). "A Scientific Approach to Atheism". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ Shermer, Michael (January 12, 2016). Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye. Henry Holt and Company. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-1-62779-138-0. 
  15. ^ "Deniers are not Skeptics". The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). December 5, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ Edward, Mark (July 1, 2013). "National Geographic Supports Pseudoscience". Skeptic Blog. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Why Science Remains Culturally Irrelevant". The Atlantic. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  18. ^ Gay, Pamela. "About Me". Star Stryder. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Wikipedia has been hijacked by 'guerrilla skeptics'!". Astrological News. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  20. ^ Hegarty, Shane (September 7, 2007). "Surely it's not the sceptics?". The Irish Times. via HighBeam (subscription required). Retrieved April 18, 2016. The author of the Guardian's weekly Bad Science column, Dr Ben Goldacre, and physicist and author Vic Stenger will also speak. 
  21. ^ Gorski, David (April 18, 2016). "Acupuncture does not work for menopause: A tale of two acupuncture studies". Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  22. ^ Dugan, Dan; Daar, Judy (March 22, 1994). "Are Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf Schools 'Non-Sectarian?'". Free Inquiry. via HighBeam (subscription required). Retrieved April 18, 2016. Waldorf schools are the most visible activity of the international Anthroposophical Society, which has been called "the most successful occult religion in Europe" by Sven Ove Hansson, a Swedish skeptic. 
  23. ^ Fields Millburn, Joshua. "Waking Up: Sam Harris Discusses the Benefits of Mindfulness". The Minimalists. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  24. ^ Shermer, Michael (November 1, 2010). "In the battle for ideas, scientists could learn from Christopher Hitchens". Scientific American. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  25. ^ Romm, Joseph (November 5, 2015). Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know?. Oxford University Press. pp. 189–. ISBN 978-0-19-025019-5. 
  26. ^ Plait, Phil (November 14, 2015). "George Hrab Shows You How to Think". Slate. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  27. ^ a b Hill, Kyle (May 6, 2013). "A Decade of Explosions: What Mythbusters Taught Me". Scientific American. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  28. ^ Plait, Phil (January 8, 2010). "African skeptic needs our help!". Discover Magazine. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  29. ^ a b Jillette, Penn (July 3, 2008). "'I don't know' -- and that's no act". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Meet Pat Linse". skeptic. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Editor, Daniel Loxton". skeptic. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  32. ^ Nienhuys, Jan Willem (September 2014). "IN MEMORIAM: Rob Nanninga, Skeptic Leader and Editor". Skeptical Inquirer. 38 (5): 11–12. 
  33. ^ Kean, Leslie (July 9, 2010). "Skeptic misses point behind UFO book". NBC News. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  34. ^ Park, Robert L. (1997). "Alternative Medicine and the Laws of Physics". CSI. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Massimo Pigliucci". CSI. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  36. ^ Plait, Phil. "The Perils of the Skeptic". Slate. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  37. ^ Carroll, Robert (July 29, 2012). Unnatural Acts: Critical Thinking, Skepticism, and Science Exposed!. Lulu.com. pp. 35–. ISBN 978-1-105-90219-2. 
  38. ^ Singh, Rahul (November 2, 2009). "The Spell Breaker". Outlook Magazine. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  39. ^ Kolata, Gina (April 1, 1998). "A Child's Paper Poses a Medical Challenge". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Eugenie Scott". Skeptic. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  41. ^ "Robert Sheaffer". CSI. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  42. ^ Gorski, David (May 11, 2009). "The British Chiropractic Association versus Simon Singh". Science-Based Medicine. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Julia Sweeney". Skeptic. December 24, 2004. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  44. ^ Watson, Rebecca (October 24, 2012). "It Stands to Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too". Slate. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  45. ^ Zenon, Paul. "Paul Zenon". Retrieved 14 June 2013.