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Mel Siff
01-07-2000, 09:29 PM
There is periodically strong criticism of scientific claims, research
findings, journal articles, training methods, educational courses, popular
Press commentaries and many other topics in the field of human information.
I have compiled a lengthy list of web resources to assist anyone who may need
to analyse information from a wide variety of sources.

These sites come from many different groups, some which may have no direct
link with science, but whose underlying methods can readily be applied to the
world of science. They do not offer by any means a complete review of the
field of critical analysis of information, but nevertheless furnish a fairly
extensive resource base for those in need of this sort of information.

I do not necessarily support all of the content or views expressed on any of
the websites, but offer them to the user for their discerning application.
You will also notice that I have tried to maintain a balance of material by
providing websites that offer conflicting viewpoints, which, of course, is
the way of ideal science!

If anyone else would care to add any other websites to augment this list,
please do so.

Mel C Siff

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The Scientific Method:

http://www.xnet.com/~blatura/skep_1.html
http://phyun5.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node5.html
http://koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/Plants_Human/scimeth.html
http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_labs/AppendixE/AppendixE.html

Method for Finding Scientific Truth:

http://www.bc.cc.ca.us/programs/sea/astronomy/scimethd/scimethd.htm

The Myth of the Scientific Method:

http://dharma-haven.org/science/myth-of-scientific-st: Responsible Conduct in
Research:

http://books.nap.edu/html/obas/

The famous physicist, Richard Feynman, on the Scientific Method:

http://pc65.frontier.osrhe.edu/hs/science/feynman.htm

Carl Sagan Baloney Detection Kit:

http://www1.tpgi.com.au/users/tps-seti/baloney.html

Fallacies in Argumentation:

http://shell.rmi.net/~mhartwig/falla.htm

Summary of the classic Thouless textbook, "Straight and Crooked Thinking":

http://hjem.get2net.dk/bnielsen/38tricks.html

Mission Critical (San Jose State University material on critical thinking):

http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/itl/graphics/main.html

Common Fallacies to Avoid:

http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~sztybel/fallacy.html

Common Argument Fallacies:

http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/fallacys.htm

Logic and Fallacies:

http://www.infidels.org/news/atheism/logic.html

Propaganda Techniques and Analysis:

http://carmen.artsci.washington.edu/propaganda/home.htm

Conversational Terrorism: How Not to Talk:

http://www.vandruff.com/art_converse.html

Skeptics Dictionary:

http://dcn.davis.ca.us/~btcarrol/skeptic/tijunk.html

Leading Edge International Research group:

http://www.trufax.org/

Quack Watch:

http://www.familyinternet.com/quackwatch/index.html

The Skeptical Enquirer:

http://www.csicop.org/si/

Randi Educational Foundation:

http://www.randi.org/

Physics and Skepticism:

http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/vjs/

Weird Science:

http://www.amasci.com/weird/wskept.html

Junk Science:

http://www.junkscience.org/

Bad Science:

http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices:

http://www.mtn.org/~quack/

Quack Grass:

http://www.quackgrass.com/

Critical Thinking Community:

http://www.criticalthinking.org/

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal:

http://www.csicop.org/

Journal of Scientific Exploration:

http://www.jse.com/

Left Hemisphere:

http://www.xnet.com/~blatura/left_hem.shtml

Myths of Skepticism:

http://www.rpi.edu/~sofkam/talk/talk.html

Alternative Health Primer

http://www.seanet.com/~vettf/Primer2.htm

Why Therapies may seem to Work:

http://www.seanet.com/~vettf/WHY.htm

The Skeptic Magazine (UK)

http://www.cix.co.uk/~philmck/skeptic/

Australian Skeptics

http://www.skeptics.com.au/welcome.htm

The Scientific Review of Alt Medicine (Journal)

http://www.hcrc.org/sram/prev-iss.html

Health Watcher (Canadian site on health quackery)

http://www.healthwatcher.net/

American Council on Science and Health

http://www.acsh.org/

The Great Health Hoax (Matthews):

http://www.sepp.org/controv/healthhoax.html

The Psychology of Sects:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~wichm/psymove.html

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Dr Mel C Siff
Denver, USA
mcsiff@aol.com

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