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Becoming a Critical Thinker

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Guru Busters
Reveals the tricks of the "holy" men that plague India
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The Ascent of Man (5 volume set) - Dr. Jacob Bronowski
Bullshit! Penn & Teller

All 13 episodes from the first series, plus a bonus episode ("The Ghost Segment" and an interview with James Randi)

Disclosure: I am considered an expert in episode 3 on creationism

Secrets of the Psychics

James Randi reveals the secrets of the psychics and self-deceptive workings of the human mind.

The Amazing Meeting 5

17+ hours on 6 DVDs of the 2007 Randifest in Las Vegas

Disclosure: My workshop on critical thinking with Diane Swanson and Ray Hall is included

Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith

Flimflam man reverend Jonas Nightengale (Steve Martin) trades salvation for donations to his touring ministry.

The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class

The14th Earl of Gurney (Peter O'Toole) is a paranoid schizophrenic who thinks he is Jesus. Says he knew he was God upon realizing that when he was praying he was talking to himself.

Carl Sagan

A&E Biography of scientist, skeptic, author Carl Sagan

Cosmos: 13 hours on such things as the lives of the stars, creation theories, functions of the human brain, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. DVD or VHS.

Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry

This film follows the meteoric rise of a young evangelical preacher (Burt Lancaster) who specializes in corrupt hardball tactics. Despite his less-than-pure past, Gantry blackmails others in order to build a power base for himself. A brash young reporter valiantly tries to expose the immoral preacher even as his influence rapidly spreads over the Midwest.

A&E Biography of magician and psychic investigator Harry Houdini
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The Road to Wellville satirizes turn-of-century health fads and outdated medical procedures advocated by "Corn Flake Guru" Dr. John Harvey
The Crucible
The Crucible

Movie made of Arthur Miller's classic parable of witchhunts based on fear rather than evidence. Costars Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder

All Creatures Great & Small Series 1.

Many episodes feature the clash between folk remedies and practices vs. "modern" scientific veterinary medicine

Series 2

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5

A Brief History of Time




A Brief History of Time

A documentary from Errol Morris which gives a portrait of cosmologist Stephen Hawking who's afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and communicates verbally with a voice synthesizer. The title is from Hawking's best-selling book about the nature of the universe.

More Science Documentaries

Marvin Minsky on Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Jared Diamond on Evolution

Smithsonian World - The Quantum Universe (1996)




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