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Lemon Slice NebulaSuncoast Skeptics member MissMandiMae's blog of her exploration of the world through an evidence-based lens.
The Skeptical ThinkerGroup member Bob Vislocky blogs on religion, politics, science, statistics, and more!
Sarasota-Manatee Atheists and Secular Humanists"SMASH (Sarasota-Manatee Atheists & Secular Humanists) is a group of atheists and humanists based in Sarasota and Manatee Counties on Florida’s beautiful gulf coast. We are focused on building a vibrant community of freethinkers in our area with an emphasis on social opportunities, activism and outreach."
Science-Based Medicine"Science-Based Medicine is dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products of interest to the public in a scientific light, and promoting the highest standards and traditions of science in health care. Online information about alternative medicine is overwhelmingly credulous and uncritical, and even mainstream media and some medical schools have bought into the hype and failed to ask the hard questions."
TalkOriginsThe TalkOrigins Archive is a collection of articles and essays, most of which have appeared in talk.origins at one time or another. The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) that appear in the talk.origins newsgroup and the frequently rebutted assertions of those advocating intelligent design or other creationist pseudosciences.
Bad AstronomyAstronomy and author Phil Plait blogs about the latest science news and debunks common myths and misconceptions about astronomy, physics, earth sciences, and much more.
IFLScienceIFLScience covers the latest and greatest news from science, including physics, biology, geology, chemistry, nature, and the environment.
Doubtful News"Doubtful News is an alternate to getting your offbeat news from credulous or mystery mongering media sites. We are curious about what ACTUALLY may have happened. We cover all sorts of strange news, not necessarily all of it is doubtful or harmful. Often, it’s just fun or interesting – and worth thinking about."
Snopes"The snopes.com website was founded by Barbara and David Mikkelson, who live and work in the Los Angeles area. What they began in 1995 as an expression of their shared interest in researching urban legends has since grown into what is widely regarded by folklorists, journalists, and laypersons alike as one of the World Wide Web's essential resources."
James Randi Educational Foundation"The James Randi Educational Foundation was founded in 1996 to help people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. The JREF offers a still-unclaimed million-dollar reward for anyone who can produce evidence of paranormal abilities under controlled conditions. Through scholarships, workshops, and innovative resources for educators, the JREF works to inspire this investigative spirit in a new generation of critical thinkers."
The Garin Hoover Radio ShowGarin Hoover serves as a virtual judge where an Atheist, a Muslim, and a Christian are expert witnesses, and politics and religion are the two best things to talk about. The podcast's webpage can be found at http://hooverradio.com.
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe"The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly Podcast talkshow discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality"
Cognitive Dissonance"Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It’s skeptical, it’s political and there is no welcome mat."
Why You're Wrong"Why You're Wrong is weekly show by Tim Wilson and Jesse Dybka that focuses on current news topics and common beliefs that need a little reason and critical thinking applied. Why You're Wrong will let you know, well, why you're wrong."
Radiolab"On Radiolab, science meets culture and information sounds like music. Each episode of Radiolab® is an investigation -- a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centered around One Big Idea. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is produced by WNYC public radio. "
The Atheist Experience"The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. It is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin."
The Thinking Atheist"Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. "
NPR: TED Radio Hour"The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme - such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. "
Star Talk"Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. "