I’m pleased to announce the launch of PracticalSkepticism.com, an outreach and education outlet for those new to the principles and value of everyday skepticism.
The audience for PracticalSkepticism.com is the GENERAL PUBLIC — the material is easy to understand and is designed to be shared with family, friends, colleagues, and students.
The goal of the site is to expose an inclusive array of readers to the basic concepts of skepticism in a relatable, non-confrontational way through examination of extraordinary claims, but also via everyday decisions about consumer products, medical treatments, and social media-derived information. PracticalSkepticism.com is a first step to make critical thinking a life habit.
Content includes examples of applied skepticism and where skepticism would certainly have been beneficial. Regular themes will draw attention to topics that deserve critical thinking but that may not be obvious, such as human perception errors, eyewitness testimony, and health and media claims. The site will feature skeptically-themed writing and highlight media recommendations.
Current examples already up include the following:
- Do we really KNOW what we saw?
- Be Aware: The Ideomotor Effect
- Think Again: Dietary Supplements
- What 6th graders know about the Illuminati
Please stop by and take a look at the site.
Consider contributing content that may fit (new or existing).
Help promote the site to educators, reporters, and any social group interested in honest inquiry and rational decision-making.
Sharon Hill, PaSkeptic@gmail.com