BLUFThe Skeptic Dictionary takes a pro-science view on claims, strange beliefs, deceptions and dangerous delusions.
Robert T. Carroll published the Skeptics Dictionary in 2003.
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines skepticism as follows:
"....the attitude of doubting knowledge claims set forth in various areas. Skeptics have challenged the adequacy or reliability of these claims by asking what principles they are based upon or what they actually establish."
A good example of the sort of material you will find in the Skeptics Dictionary is the following on homoeopathy:
"Homeopathy does not work, however, in the sense of explaining pathologies or their cures in a way which not only conforms with the data but which promises to lead us to a greater understanding of the nature of health and disease."
This Skeptics dictionary also receives the following rating from Media Bias:
"Overall, we rate The Skeptic's Dictionary a strong pro-science source that always sources to credible information. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting for the same reasons.
The UK's Science Council defines science as follows:
"Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.
Scientific methodology includes the following:
- Objective observation: Measurement and data (possibly although not necessarily using mathematics as a tool)
- Experiment and/or observation as benchmarks for testing hypotheses
- Induction: reasoning to establish general rules or conclusions drawn from facts or examples
- Critical analysis
- Verification and testing: critical exposure to scrutiny, peer review and assessment."
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References From the Web
- The Keeper of the Skeptic's Dictionary: An Interview with Robert Todd Carroll | Skeptical Inquirer
- Quotes from book The Skeptic's Dictionary (Robert Todd Carroll) | Quotes of famous people (quotepark.com)
- Snopes.com | The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
- Home | Skeptical Inquirer
- FactCheck.org - A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center
- What Is Pseudoscience? - Scientific American
Source Information: Skeptics Dictionary
- Link to Source: The Skeptic's Dictionary (skepdic.com)
- Media Check: The Skeptic's Dictionary - Media Bias/Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)
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