Pretty exciting news folks! Robert Todd Carrol (of www.skepdic.com) 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!