CSICOP: Committee for the Scientific Investigations of Claims of the Paranormal. CSICOP is the primary organization in the United States which solicits and reports on scientific examinations of claims of the paranormal. If you're interested in the physics of firewalking or the examinations into claims of crashed alien spaceships , check out these pages! CSICOP holds lectures and publishes their magazine called Skeptical Inquirer as well as the Skeptical Briefs (which may be downloaded on-line. See next link.)
Skeptics Society The Skeptics Society takes on a broader spectrum of issues which are not typically considered the venue of skeptics. If you're interested in the Holocaust Deniers and their testable (yet debunked) claims, or if you're interested in the scientific debate of race as it relates to I.Q., these pages are a MUST! The Skeptics Society publishes the finest skepticism-oriented magazine of all organized skeptics groups. Click here to examine articles of back issues.
http://www.urigeller.com -- Now we're getting silly!
Remember the spoon-bending freak of the 1970's? Uri Geller? How could you forget, huh? Well, the freak was back, guys and gals. You used to be able to click here when you wanted to see what the fraud's been up to lately but after running thisd fraud for some time, he took it down for some reason. You see, in addition to using his "mental powers" to apply a little paranormal cross-vectors to footballs to provide his favorite team with a little paranormal edge, this latest Gellerized scheme to bilk the ignorant out of their money involved paying the fraud to get a chance at bending a spoon over the Internet! It has been proven beyond any doubt that Uri Geller is a liar and a fraud by Wizard James "The Amazing" Randi, by the way. A very good, highly detailed exposure of the cheat can be found in James Randi's book, "The Truth About Uri Geller." The Amazing Randi even covers how Geller's frauds are done.
The only question is whom the joke is on? I've often suspected that some of the articles appearing in creationist literature were jokes. R. A. Herrmann has written some incomprehensible gibberish in the CRSQ with titles such as "The scientific existence of a higher intelligence", and " Incompleteness, creation-science and man made machines." His articles consist principally of many high-falutin terms linked together with incomprehensible arguments. They give the same impression as Alan Sokal's now-infamous article in Social Text.
Herrmann's article "The scientific existence of a higher intelligence" can be found at the web site of the Creation Research Society. Mark's analysis is spot on. Herrmann's paper could pass for a spoof of creationist research, if it had been done by an evolutionist. Herrmann, however, is a creationist.
Page of Honest Intellectual Inquiry Here you will find an invaluable source for thoughtful and professional discussion and commentary on religion, skepticism, and philosophical topics. If you've researched the rabid and want a breath of fresh air, check out these pages.
James A. Haught has put several of his works on the Internet! You've probably seen many of his works referenced in discussions about the horrid history of religion and probably even have several of his books in your library. Now you can go right on line and check out some extracts from his books!
Institute for First Amendment Studies. Detailed examinations into the Religious Right. These pages are a when gathering information to use to fight the far right. The Institute for First Amendment Studies' web pages offer contact information for individuals in government, the Freedom Writer back issues which describes the activities of the religious right-wing, and Walk Away -- a magazine for ex-fundamentalists who have walked away from extremist religions or for individuals who are trying to.
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Secular Issues. Wealth of on-line information on issues dealing with separation of church from State as well as a broad spectrum of other secular issues. If you're interestedt in the many contradictions in the classical Christian mythologies, this site has everything you need to debunk fundies who think their mythologies are inerrant.
CompuChurch hits the Internet! If you've ever wanted to learn about how to become an ordained minister, this link is all the information you'll need! After learning the duities and benefits of becoming one of the clergy, check out the Minister-O-Matic and become a legally ordained minister right on line! "It's where you want to be."
The Promise Keeper Cult. Yeah, hate women and want to get them out of the workplace for their own good? Well this is a good place to start looking on how to do just that! Click here and you'll learn how to veil your hatred and bigotry of women in rhetoric claiming to help the women you oppress by being "of service" to them by oppressing them. Oh yeah: Don't forget to justify it all with the Christian gods. (Talk about your knuckle-draggers.)
Dopefish? What's a "Dopefish?" No WEB page is really complete until it offers a link to the Dopefish. (swim, swim, hungry, hungry.)