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January 31, 2008

Pretty exciting news folks! Robert Todd Carrol (of has just released “The Skeptic’s Dictionary,” a compendium of knowledge on all sorts of new-age, woo woo, and quack material. He offers details about each practice, describing them much as a believer might, and then he cites academic studies (where available) on the legitimacy of each. Yay! Even better, you can get it for free. Be warned though, it is over 2000 pages of highly engrossing material. I haven’t read much yet, but expect a few posts on the things I learn within as I go through them.

Just a few of the topics covered:

acupuncture, alien abductions, angels, aromatherapy, astrology, atheism, Bigfoot, chakras, creationism, déjà vu, hypnosis, The Indigo Children, karma, Nostradamus, numerology, ouija board, out-of-body experience, parapsychology, reiki, reincarnation, Santa Claus, Satan, Scientology, sixth sense, telekinesis, telepathy, UFOs, vampires… and more!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Veronica permalink
    January 31, 2008 1:26 pm

    Let me know if he says anything about “The Secret” as I am reading that book currently.

  2. Jake permalink
    March 12, 2008 3:41 pm

    I’ve read that book and used it as a reference many times. It did clear up a few misconceptions of mine and taught me about some things I knew nothing about.

    It kinda reminds me of

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