Reading for Skeptics

  • Fads & Fallacies in the Name of Science — Martin Gardner
  • Errors and Eccentricity in Human Belief — Joseph Jastrow’
  • ESP, Seers & Psychics — Christopher Milbourn
  • Mediums, Mystics & the Occult — Christopher Milbourne
  • Flim Flam! — James Randi
  • An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural — James Randi
  • The Faith Healers — James Randi
  • The Demon-Haunted World — Carl Sagan
  • Broca’s Brain — Carl Sagan
  • Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time — Michael Shermer
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds — Charles MacKay
  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design — Richard Dawkins
  • Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters — Donald Prothero
  • Why Evolution Is True — Jerry A. Coyne
  • The Greatest Show on Earth: the Evidence for Evolution — Richard Dawkins
  • How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life — Thomas Gilovich
  • Conjuring Science: Scientific Symbols and Cultural Meanings in American Life — Christopher P. Toumey
  • Voodoo Science: the Road from Foolishness to Fraud — Robert L. Park
  • Anomalistic Psychology: A Study of Magical Thinking 2nd edition — Leonard Zusne and Warren Jones
  • Don’t Get Taken! – Bunco and Bunkum Exposed – How to Protect Yourself — Robert A. Steiner
  • Pseudoscience and the Paranormal 2nd ed. — Terence Hines
  • Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition — Stuart A. Vyse
  • The Psychic Mafia — Lamar M. Keene
  • “Crazy” Therapies — Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich
  • Innumeracy — John Allen Paulos
  • The Elusive Quarry : A Scientific Appraisal of Psychical Research — Ray Hyman
  • The Search for Psychic Power: Esp & Parapsychology Revisited — C.E.M. Hansel
  • The Psychology of the Psychic — David F. Marks.
  • Multiple Identities & False Memories : A Sociocognitive Perspective — Nicholas P. Spanos
  • Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes is one of several collections of essays written for his column in Natural History magazine. This collection contains the essential “Evolution as Fact and Theory.”
  • From So Simple a Beginning: Darwin’s Four Great Books (Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals) — Charles Darwin,  ed. E. O. Wilson.
  • Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters — Donald R. Prothero
  • The Ancient Engineers — L. Sprague De Camp
  • The New Skepticism – Inquiry and Reliable Knowledge — Paul Kurtz
  • House of Cards – Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth — Robyn M. Dawes
  • The Hundredth Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal, ed. Kendrick Frazier
  • How to Think About Weird Things 3rd ed. — Theodore Schick Jr. and Lewis Vaughn
  • Looking For A Miracle: Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions and Healing Cures — Joe Nickell
  • Science Meets Alternative Medicine: What the Evidence Says About Unconventional Treatments ; edited by Wallace Sampson and Lewis Vaughn.
  • Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, 5th edition, — Kenneth L. Feder
  • Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax” — Philip C. Plait
  • The Real Roswell Crashed-Saucer Coverup — Philip J. Klass
  • The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading— Ian Rowland
  • Don’t Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking  — Thomas E. Kida
  • A Consumers Guide to Alternative Medicine : A Close Look at Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Faith-Healing, and Other Unconventional Treatments; edited by Stephen Barrett and Kurt Butler.
  • Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain — Diane Swanson
  • Turn it Loose – The Scientist in Absolutely Everybody — Diane Swanson
  • Crimes Against Logic – Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders — Jamie Whyte
  • Parapsychology: Science or Magic — James E. Alcock
  • The Psychology of Transcendence — Andrew Neher
  • The Psychology of Anomalous Experience: A Cognitive Approach — Graham Reed
  • Sleeping With Extra-Terrestrials : The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety — Wendy. Kaminer
  • “Alternative” Healthcare: A Comprehensive Guide — Jack Raso
  • Illusions and Delusions of the Supernatural and the Occult; the Psychology of the Occult — Donovan Hilton Rawcliffe
  • The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience — Michael  Shermer. editor
  • The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal — Gordon Stein,  editor

 

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