The Basics

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This section is meant to give the basics of what science and scientific skepticism is, and how it’s used.

What is a Scientific Theory?

http://www.livescience.com/21491-what-is-a-scientific-theory-definition-of-theory.html

The basics of what constitutes a scientific theory.

 History of Skepticism

http://www.rit.org/essays/history.php

The history of skepticism.

 What Is “This Thing Called Science”? – GeekDad

http://geekdad.com/2014/05/thing-called-science/

How do we know what it science and what is not?

 Here Be Dragons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=752V173e31o

This is a fantastic video primer on scientific skepticism.

 Introduction to the Scientific Method

http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_labs/appendixe/appendixe.html

The scientific method is the process by which scientists, collectively and over time, endeavor to construct an accurate (that is, reliable, consistent and non-arbitrary) representation of the world.

WELCOME TO SKEPTICISM 101!

http://www.skeptic.com/skepticism-101/

 

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