Scepticism on the
I wish to propose [...] a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly
paradoxical and subversive. The doctrine in question is this: that it is
undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for
supposing it true.
Bertrand Russell, On the Value of Scepticism
Ironical note: It's depressing how many creators of
sceptical sites are so unsceptical about Web gimmickry such as frames
(See also the Parapsychology
and the Religion pages.)
- This isn't primarily a scepticism site, but it offers a huge amount of
material relevant to issues such as creationism and other
anti-evolutionism. Offers, among much else, a useful list of e-mail
- Robert T.
- Search alphabetically or by topic, or just browse.
- The East Bay
- Details and aims of the Society, programme of meetings, etc.
Note: This has disappeared, and I can't find a new
address anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.
- Fortean Times
- News, articles, etc. - the journal on line.
- Gesellschaft zur
wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften
- "GWUP". In German. Frames
crippled, but I've linked to the main part.
- Indian Sceptic -
Religion & Society
- Magazine published by B. Premanand.
- Inquiring Sceptics of Upper New
- Details of the society, membership, programme of events, etc.
- Journal of
- See the entry for the Society of Scientific
- A personal scepticism page.
- Kjetil Kjernsmo's
- His own articles, plus various links to relevant sites.
- Donna Kossy's Kooks
- As the title suggests, this isn't exactly a dry, academic site. It
contains a great deal of material organised and labelled in Donna Kossy's
inimitable style. Note that she doesn't use the term "kook" in
an (entirely) derogatory way, nor is the purpose of her site to attack its
subject matter. But you really should look for yourself.
Note: this is now a "freeze-dried" site -- with
no up-dates, additions, etc.
- The Left Hemisphere
- "Scepticism, Religion, and Secularism on the WWW"
Maintained by Bill Latura.
- Jim Lippard's Sceptical Page
- Actually, it's rather wider than that, containing material on
scepticism and atheism, but also on topics such as unsolicited commercial
- New York Area Sceptics
- Details of the group, etc., plus relevant links, and some good
examples of things on the WWW to be sceptical about.
- North Texas
- Details of the group, membership, programme of events, plus useful
- Tommy Persson's Sceptical
- Well-organised set of links to sceptical resources.
- Prometheus Books U.K.
- On-line selective catalogue in a wide variety of subject areas,
including atheism, scepticism, etc.
- Rational Examination
Association of Lincoln Land (REALL)
- An unofficial home page, maintained by Wally Hartshorn.
- The Secular Web Site
- Vast site, including an on-line search engine. Extremely useful
- The Skeptic Magazine
- The U.K. site, offering the usual subscription & editiorial
information, plus material on many targets for scepticism.
- Sceptic's Society Web
- Details of the Society and its magazine, plus links to other
resources. Now appallingly frames
crippled. If you use a text-based browser, it's probably best to
forget this site I'm afraid.
- Part of the World Wide Sceptical
Web. It consists of "links to about 40 sceptic organizations,
one of the Web's most comprehensive listings."
- The Skeptical
- Searchable archives.
- Skeptics in the
- "Britain's only regular sceptics event", presented by The
Association for Skeptical Enquiry (ASKE), The Skeptical Intelligencer
magazine, and The Skeptic
Magazine. I'm not sure why they use the U.S. spelling, but it's a
- Society of Scientific Exploration
- Details of the Society and its Journal (of which there are also
- Walter Stewart
- "Site on Scientific Misconduct".
- World Wide Sceptical
- Founded "to provide a unified index of web resources
that promote naturalistic approaches to philosophy and science, and are
sceptical of supernaturalist claims, whether those claims are made by
traditional religionists or modern day paranormalists."
- "Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the
- Does Psi
- The Randi
- Response to Hyman
Church of Scientology vs the Net
- Maintained by Ron Newman.
- Cult Awareness &
Electronic Frontier Foundation Archive
- An archive of materials relating to legal cases involving Scientology
and the Net.
Ex-Christians Page ("Ex-Tian Page")
- Part of the Secular Web.
- Ex-Moonie Page
- Maintained by Craig Maxim.
- FactNet Cult Information FTP
- The Fishman
- Having won a court case, the maintainer of this site, Karin Spaink,
can now declare it "the world's first legal Fishman
Introduction to Scientology
- Well-designed site that offers, in a number of language versions,
links to important relevant Web sites.
- Meditation Information Network
- A page offering criticism of Transcendental Meditation.
- Mormon (LDS) Research Page by a
- Maintained by Clint Lauricella.
- Mormonism: HOW DO
YOU LOSE A STEEL MILL? - Frank R. Zindler
- Secular Web
- Huge, and hosting many relevant pages.
- "This website is dedicated to exposing $cientology and its
operations in Tampa Bay and downtown Clearwater." Maintained by Mark
- Snake Oil
- A newsletter - spotlight on the weird world of [US] Christianity.
- UK Scientology
- Maintained by Martin Poulter.
- Selected full-text articles.
- Part of the World Wide Sceptical Web. It consists of "nearly 200
links to various atheistic web sites and some of the best atheistic documents and pages on the Internet."
- Maintained by Adrian Barnett.
- Atheist Alliance Web Center
- Offers links to most of the organisations and groups that I've missed.
- Atheist Bible
- "This website is designed to help Atheists get more accepted in society." Maintained by Matt Peters.
- Atheist Foundation of Australia
- Aims: "To encourage and to provide a means of expression for informed free-thought on philosophical and social issues. To
safeguard the rights of all non-religious people. To serve as a focal point for the fellowship of non-religious people. To offer
reliable information in place of superstition and to offer the methodology of reason in place of faith so as to enable people to take
responsibility for the fullest development of their potential as human beings. To promote atheism."
Humanist, and Freethought Organisations
- Part of the World Wide Sceptical
Web. It consists of "links to over 100 atheist, humanist and
freethought organizations! The most comprehensive listing of links to
non-theistic organizations on the Internet."
- Cambridge University Atheist & Agnostic
- Details of the Society, events, etc.
- Freedom from
- Maintained by Dan Barker. Details of the Foundation, the people involved, etc.
- The Internet Infidels
- The people who maintain the Secular Web, and
through it host a large number of more or less like-minded organisations
- National Secular Society
- "is battling on many fronts to try to slow the march of religious influence in our political and social life. The number of
issues on which we need to fight is proliferating. We need you to show your solidarity by joining us. You can do it quickly, easily and
cheaply here. Unless we stand together and resist, we are in real danger of finding our lives once more controlled by religious
- The Secular Web Site
- Vast site, including an on-line search engine. Extremely useful resource.
- American Humanist
- Details of the Association, membership, etc., plus documants
concerning the nature of humanism, and relevant links.
- Arizona Secular Humanists
- Membership, events, FAQ, links, etc.
Note: this site moved, then disappeared. Any information
- British Humanist
- "The British Humanist Association exists to promote Humanism and support and represent people who seek to live good lives
without religious or superstitious beliefs."
- Council for Secular
- Details of the organisation, their magazine, events, etc.
Association of Hamilton-Burlington
- On-line essays by their members, new items, and lots of useful
links to other groups and resources.
Association of Canada
- Details of the Association, links, etc.
- Humanist Society of
- "seeks to represent those who adopt a non-religious, but ethical life stance based on enlightened self-interest. It aims to build a
better human world without reliance on supernatural forces."
- International Atheistic Secular
Humanist Conspiracy (Canada Division)
- Greg Erwin's pages.
- International Humanist and
- "IHEU is an international NGO with Special Consultative Status with the UN (New York, Geneva, Vienna), General Consultative
Status at UNICEF (New York) and the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), and maintains operational relations with UNESCO."
- New Humanist
- The magazine of the Rationalist Press Association, its aim is to "promote and
debate rationalism in contemporary society."
- South Place Ethical Society
- "Based at Conway Hall, London, the South Place Ethical Society is, we think the oldest freethought community in the world. It
was founded in 1793 as a dissenting congregation and for more than two centuries has been a focus for serious discussion of basic ethical
principles. By 1888 SPES had rejected the existence of God and become an Ethical Society, the only one which now survives in the UK. It
is now an educational charity and maintains a proud tradition of free enquiry in all areas of thought and action."
- Goals, meetings, events, etc.
- Mark Willey
- His Humanism page.