BS detection resources

I just want to point out that H E Taylor has a remarkable list of resources about the BS detection problem that I discussed recently.

In particular he points us to this book:

The Borderlands of Science:
Where Sense meets nonsense

Michael Shermer
Oxford University Press 2001
ISBN: 019-514326-4

From Shermer’s own website:

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University.

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4 thoughts on “BS detection resources

  1. Penn Jillette's devotion to Shermer's brand of Randite cultism didn't keep him from becoming a climate denialist – it pushed him in that direction.Who does more harm in the world? Believers in pyramid power, or believers in Invisible Hands?

  2. Arthur says:

    Shermer was a global warming skeptic himself for quite some time – until just a few years ago, if I recall correctly.

  3. Anna Haynes says:

    > "Shermer was a global warming skeptic himself…until just a few years ago"2006.Shermer publicly recanted right before holding "an international conference on the science and politics of the environment at Caltech June 2 to 4, 2006" – http://www.environmentalwars.org- featuring John Stossel and Michael Crichton as special guests.(I was curious and poked around a bit – and found the Skeptic Society's 2006 tax return is missing from Guidestar, which seemed odd; but the IRS says it _was_ filed.)

  4. Anna Haynes says:

    …and Shermer is on the Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors of the American Council on Science and Health.

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