A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

 

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topical index: science

A
alpha waves
altered states of consciousness
anomaly
anoxia, cerebral
B
ball lightning
Blondlot and N-rays
bright
C
Cambrian explosion
climate change deniers
control group study
cryptomnesia
D
delusion
dreams
E
electromagnetic field
F
false memory
fantasy-prone personality
fluoridation
H
hypnagogic
hypnopompic
I
ideomotor effect
L
lunar effects
M
memory
meta-analysis
mind-control
N
nocebo effect
P
pathological science
placebo effect
positive-outcome bias
psychology
S
science
science-based medicine
sleep paralysis
T
testimonial evidence (anecdotes)
V
vinyl vision
Last updated 17-Jul-2012

Other Sources

New Scientist Planet Science 

Mike Kohary's Science and the Art of Skeptical Thought 

National Center for Science Education Scientific Evolution vs. Metaphysical Creationism

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University

SciCentral

Grand Illusion - "the site for the enquiring mind. With optical illusions, scientific toys, visual effects, and even a little magic"

Scientific American Frontiers

A Science Odyssey - PBS

University of Michigan's Windows to the Universe

Penny Fischer's Stargazer Home Page 

Recommended Reading

Gardner, Martin. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1957), 

Gardner, Martin. Science: Good, Bad and Bogus (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1981), 

Gilovich, Thomas. How We Know What Isn't' So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life (New York: The Free Press, 1993)

Kourany, Janet A. Scientific Knowledge: Basic Issues in the Philosophy of Science, 2nd edition (Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1998).

Sagan, Carl. The Demon-Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark (New York: Random House, 1995).

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