Meritorious sites for skeptics
RELATED TO SKEPTICISM—8 headings on things to be skeptical about
http://www.atheistalliance.org/index.html, another atheist organization with a useful library.
http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/articles.htm: A large collection of articles, most of them
on topics I don’t (or barely) cover, such as atheism and humanism, Christian morality, Christmas myth, abortion, and
the author of Biblical Errancy, Dennis McKinsey, a must reference work, published by Prometheus Press. His magazine Biblical Errancy, all 190 plus issues is avail on line.
A good scholarly source.
http://www.positiveatheism.org/: A library of materials of famous writers on
religious topics, including Clarence Darrow, Albert Einstein, Emma Goldman, Robert Ingersol, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Lewis,
Joseph McCabe, H.L. Mencken, Thomas Paine, Bertrand Russell, Mark Twain, and Voltaire.
There are articles, links, quotes, forum, letters, and more. This site
is the efforts of Cliff Walker.
http://spot.colorado.edu/~vstenger: the site of professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of Hawaii, and Adjunct Professor
of Philosophy at University of Colorado. He has written several books and articles
on the application of science to disprove divine design, and also to disprove the claim of healing spiritual energies, and that Quantum Mechanics supports mental manipulation of matter.
http://www.theatheistbible.com/: A bulletin board site with a collection
of topics, for those into discussion
http://www.drugwarfacts.org/internat.htm: a library of data by nations:
an excellent book on the net and resource.
http://druglibrary.org/: an excellent collection of links presented by drcnet.org at http://stopthedrugwar.org/index.shtml, an activist group.
http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/psychoactives.shtml is the best darn drug site by a long shot. Contains accurate information
of a technical nature (lets the evidence speak) free of the hype of our government.
http://hightimes.com/ht/home/: the leading pot publication for 3 decades.
http://www.jackherer.com/chapters.html: An excellent pro-pot book on the net, plus
http://users.lycaeum.org/ a directory to other sites on drugs. A great resource.
http://www.natlnorml.org/index.cfm: the site of the leading organization for the legalization of marijuana with articles and
ECONOMICS & POLITICAL
http://www.cato.org/: a conservative Washington organization that has been issuing slanted,
scholarly studies for decades.
http://www.citizen.org/: represents consumer
interest in Congress and courts; advocacy and drug articles.
http://www.corporations.org/: on how our government gives charity to the rich and business. Great links and concise articles.
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/index.htm: the Karl Marx library.
http://www.ratical.com/: excellent collection
of articles on economics and politics. There one on NAFTA at Seven is eye-opening.
http://www.taxpayer.net/: news on government spending.
http://www.tompaine.com/: an excellent liberal news source with daily updates plus current
http://hdr.undp.org/: they do serious research on human development
and publish it in books, there is a data section and some good links.
http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/: gets to the core problem of the marriage of politicians and big business via the purse.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cache/perscoll_Greco-Roman.html, texts in translation of Greek in Roman philosophers, 483 texts and 59,000 images (down
9/4) (no Epicurus).
http://www.4literature.net/authorlist.html a huge collection of books on line. It includes
most of authors of fiction, poets, some scientists, and many philosophers, including from Henry Adams to William Butler Yeats;
Aristophanes, Leibnitz, Adam Smith, Darwin and Thucydides. 1000s of books
http://classics.mit.edu/index.html, the MIT collection with links. 441 works of
classical literature by 59 authors.
http://www.bartleby.com/ a vast library of books on the web including The Harvard Classics, Columbia Encyclopedia,
Oxford Shakespeare, and much, much, more.
http://earth-history.com/Greece/ On the ancient world from America to Sumer;
India to Atlantis, Jewish and Arabia. A great resource.
http://www.epicurus.net/index.html: Extensive library of his works and other Greek Atomists.
http://www.iep.utm.edu/: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, hundreds of articles,
very extensive on many related topics.
http://www.innvista.com/health/complement/touch.htm: From the New Age, religious perspective. At the innvista site is a collection of descriptions of various alternate therapies. Articles on the origin of Christianity, translations of the OT & NT, and much
more, much of it concise summations such as of the 22 amino acids, the Peloponnesian War, British history, and so on.
http://www.well.com/user/mick/newagept.html: An excellent alphabetical listing of new age
terms with humorous definitions.
http://chirobase.org: a skeptical guide to chiropractic theories
and practices. Nearly 200 articles on the magical back adjusters.
http://www.cebm.net/index.asp: an educational resource on evidence based
medicine and a learning center.
http://www.citizen.org/congress/reform/drug_industry/ is there collection of articles on the financial aspects of drugs, pricing, and politics.
HomeoWatch: Quackwatch's skeptical guide to homeopathic
history, theories, and practices.
http://www.ncahf.org: by NCAHF the National Council Against Health
Fraud, a nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as revealed through
scientific analysis. Excellent articles, limited collection.
http://www.quackwatch.org/: Guide to health fraud, operated by Stephen
Barrett, M.D., articles posted by medical doctors. Quality articles for the educated
audience. An entire section is fittingly on Chiropractics. Other sections on dentistry, nutrition, internet guide, quack watch, homeopath watch, multi level marketing
watch, and section by the National Council Against Health Fraud with a section of excellent links
http://www.worstpills.org/: One of 6 branches of Public Citizen. The site warns of dangerous drugs, and documents how the FDA deliberately fails to
protect the public.
of faith, a resource
§ http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/ A collections of Christian & Jewish sacred works, possible
the most extensive on the web.
http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/ Possibly the largest library of Tanakh, deuterocanon, pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls,
Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, and the Talmud. Great resource, and user friendly.
http://www.gnosis.org/library.html another extensive site that includes Gnostic Christian works, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Old Testament
Pseudepigrapha, Cathar, Manichaean, Mandaean, Alchemical texts, and others. Link
to alchemical writings at http://www.levity.com/alchemy/index.html, and much more (The first Christians writings
were strikingly similar to certain Gnostic works.)
http://www.harvardhouse.com/: lots of links, and material on the universe.
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia,
which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain,
contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
http://newadvent.org A major Catholic site containing the Catholic Encyclopedia, Summa Theologica, and links
to the top 50 Catholic websites in the world (by traffic).
http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm a collection of religious publications from over 100 different
traditions, from African to Zoroastrianism. 100s of books on line. It includes the sacred texts, related
ancient works such as the Gospel of Thomas, and those of a more literary nature such as The Divine Comedy, by Dante. A huge valuable resource collection.
RELIGION—by those without faith
http://home.inu.net/skeptic/: Bible studies, authoritative, incredible complete.
http://www.nobeliefs.com/exist.htm: a quality site, about 20 learned articles on religion, book review, political articles, comic’s
http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/: book by book bible in English with symbols
to mark injustice, cruelty, sex, contradictions, and other not so good stuff in the bible supported by commentary and links
to other passages.
http://st09.startlogic.com/~pendrago/questions-christians.html: thorough & entertaining collection of
bible contradictions and other stupid stuff.
of spiritualism, new age beliefs including medical treatments
http://www.csicop.org/si/ The site of the Committee for the
Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, which publishes The Skeptical Inquire. The leading society of skeptics in the world. The site includes
articles from their magazine, links, bibliography, international list of organizations.
I first subscribed to their publication around 1986.
http://ww.skeptic.com: the Internet site for the Skeptic Magazine, Editor
Michael Shermer. Contains archives of articles.
I have subscribed since 1994.
http://www.prometheusbooks.com: the best skeptical book publishing company. Their list of books with descriptions.
http://skepdic.com: Contains The Skeptic Dictionary by Robert Carroll, over 460 first
rate articles on all the topics of interest to a skeptic—excellent.
https://webspace.utexas.edu/cokerwr/www/index.html/distinguish.htm: a professor explains why to be skeptical of various things
WAR, NUCLEAR ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT
www.abomb1.org, Trinity Atomic Web Site. The purpose of Trinity Atomic Web Site is
to tell the story of nuclear weapons through historical documents, photos, and videos.
http://alsos.wlu.edu. Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues - Nuclear Pathways Member. The Alsos digital
library is a collection of annotated references to resources that offer a broad, balanced perspective of topics relating to
the origins, functions, and legacies of the Manhattan Project. The critical task of the Alsos project is to integrate these
references into a structured collection that allows users to examine this important period of history from many perspectives.
The materials referenced includes books, articles, videos, images, and web sites.
http://www.atomicarchive.com/librarymenu.shtml Atomicarchives.com, a great resource with library
holding on history, science, arms control treaties, educational resources, and more.
www.bullatomsci.org, the leading organization against nuclear weapons. They’ve
published Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist since 1947. They have a number of
articles from this magazine on line.
http://www.nuclearfiles.org/ A project of the nuclear age peace foundation. An excellent library of materials related to the danger posed,
including a photo gallery.
http://nuclearweaponarchive.org, The Nuclear Weapons Archive. An excellent and extensive site for learning
more about nuclear weapons. This website offers extensive information on the history and status of nuclear weapons. The site
is organized chronologically, with a section on the physics that led up to the Fat Man and Little Boy atomic bombs, a section
on atomic and nuclear weapons since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and a section on the current state of nuclear weapons
in the world.
www.chemcases.com/nuclear/. Nuclear Chemistry and the Community - Nuclear Pathways Member, part of the ChemCases website, this unit covers the basic concepts of nuclear chemistry.
This site explores the legacy of radiation: the fear of contamination, the problems in the generation of nuclear power, the
widespread medical uses of radioisotopes, and the worldwide question, as yet unsolved, of what should be done with nuclear