Skeptic Organizations

The Good Thinking Society

Photo by English PEN [CC BY 2.0] Simon Singh founded the Good Thinking Society (website ) in 2012 as part of his crusade against alternative medicine. The Society aims to fund skeptical projects and to campaign against homeopathy, ear candling and other forms of alternative medicine. It also supports mathematical education, encouraging schools to set...

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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (List of Fellows ) is a well-funded debunking organization with a $4 million headquarters building in Amherst, New York, and a $5 million West Coast center in Los Angeles. CSI shares its headquarters with the Council for Secular Humanism and an organization devoted to debunking alternative medicine, called the Commission...

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James Randi Educational Foundation

The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF website ) was founded by James Randi in 1996. According to the JREF web site, “Its aim is to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today. … To raise public awareness...

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The Skeptic Society

The Skeptic Society (website ) is largely a one-man band, directed by Michael Shermer whose “Skeptic” column is featured in the Scientific American and who also regularly appears on U.S television. Shermer is the editor of Skeptic magazine (not to be confused by the British Skeptic magazine, produced by CSICOP). The magazine contains news items,...

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The British Skeptic magazine

The British Skeptic magazine (website , not connected with the American magazine of the same name) is designed and printed by CSI / CSICOP and the Skeptical Inquirer, and distributed from their headquarters in the U.S. The tone of the magazine is much more moderate than that of its American counterpart, more humorous, and less...

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Inside Skeptic Conferences

A Behind the Scenes Report on the 16th European Skeptics Congress

Goldsmiths, University of London, 11th-13th September 2015by “Ian Filtrator” “The Association for Skeptical Enquiry is committed to the application of rational, objective and scientific methods to the investigation and understanding of ideas, claims and practices, especially those of an extraordinary or paranormal nature.”– ASKE website I’ve just been to two conferences. At the same time,...

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Inside the “Amazing Meeting” London 2010

By Graham Nicholls, October 16-17, 2010, London, UK Graham Nicholls “The Amazing Meeting” in London 2010 was the second London counterpart to the well established “Amazing Meetings” held in the U.S. by the James Randi Educational Foundation, an organisation figureheaded by James Randi, a magician focused on debunking paranormal claims. Billed by their website as...

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JREF’s “Amazing Meeting” Not so Amazing

By Ted Dace The Amazing Conference, Las Vegas, January 13-16, 2005 The theme of the Amazing Conference, sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), was succinctly expressed by keynote speaker and Skeptic magazine editor, Michael Shermer: “We’re selling science.” From the get-go, the 500-plus participants at the conference, held at the Stardust Hotel in...

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More Organizations and Websites

Council for Secular Humanism

European Skeptical Congress

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

Rationalist International

Rationalists in the Pub

The Secular Web

Skeptics in the Pub


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