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The Skeptic's Dictionary

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Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times, or at least have it within reach as first aid for psychic attacks. We need all the help we can get.

The Skeptic's Dictionary is a website and a book that has entries on pseudoscientific, occult, paranormal and other junk beliefs in an encyclopedic order. Edited by former professor, atheist[1] and skeptic Robert Todd Carroll (1945–2016),[2] the site was launched in 1994 and now boasts more than 850 entries "from acupuncture to zombies" (the actual list starts with 2012 doomsday theories and includes entries on Abraham-Hicks and abracadabra which come before acupuncture alphabetically).[3]

The website is popular and is an antidote to the vast amount of paranormal, pseudoscientific, and other dubious material and quackery available online and offline.

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  1. Todd Carroll Ph.D. Who's Who (archived from 10 Jan 2016 23:05:25 UTC).
  2. See the Wikipedia article on Robert Todd Carroll.
  3. From Abracadabra to Zombies The Skeptic's Dictionary