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The AFU & Urban Legends Archive

This site is an archive of urban legends from alt.folklore.urban.

 

Association for Skeptical Enquiry (ASKE): UK Skeptic Organisation

"ASKE is committed to the application of rational, objective and scientific methods to the investigation and understanding of ideas, claims and practices, especially those of an extraordinary or paranormal nature."

 

 Aussie BP (Bad Psychics)

This site is the Australian-specific version of Bad Psychics, a skeptical site looking at psychics, mediums and the paranormal, finding out the truth and exposing the frauds

 

Australian Council Against Health Fraud

"The Australian Council Against Health Fraud Inc is a non-profit association which focuses on health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Our positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law. We advocate: adequate disclosure in labelling and other warranties to enable consumers to make truly informed choice, premarketing proof of safety and effectiveness for products and services claimed to prevent, alleviate, or cure any health problem, and accountability for those who violate the law. Membership of the Australian Council Against Health Fraud is open to anyone who shares the ideals and objectives of the organisation. No formal qualifications are required for membership."

 

Australian Skeptics

"The Australian Skeptics Inc. is a group that investigates the paranormal and pseudo-science from a responsible scientific viewpoint"

 

Bad Homeopathy

BadHomeopathy: exposing all that is Homeopathic & bogus alternative remedies

 

Bad Martial Arts

The Bad Martial Arts site was created to promote critical thinking and rational thought in the martial arts

 

Bad Science

Dr Ben Goldacre's weblog presents his weekly columns from The Guardian newspaper. His articles generally focus on how the media misrepresents science.

 

Chirobase

Your Skeptical Guide to Chiropractic History, Theories, and Practices, by Stephen Barrett, MD, and Samuel Homola, DC

 

CSI Online

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public

 

DCs Improbable Science page

Truth, falsehood and evidence: investigations of dubious and dishonest science

 

Healthy Skepticism

Healthy Skepticism (previously known as MaLAM - The Medical Lobby for Appropriate Marketing) describes itself as an international non-profit organisation for health professionals and everyone with an interest in improving health, with the primary aim of improving health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion.

James Randi Educational Foundation

The James Randi Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1996. Its aim is to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today

 

Memory and Reality - False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) website

The goals of the FMSF are "to seek the reasons for the spread of FMS that is so devastating families; to work for ways to prevent it; and to aid those who were affected by it and to bring their families into reconciliation"

 

Museum of Hoaxes

The Museum of Hoaxes is "dedicated to promoting knowledge about hoaxes" and its blog examines "dubious claims and mischief of all kinds".

 

National Council Against Health Fraud

"NCAHF is a private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Our positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law. We advocate: (a) adequate disclosure in labeling and other warranties to enable consumers to make truly informed choices; (b) premarketing proof of safety and effectiveness for products and services claimed to prevent, alleviate, or cure any health problem; and, (c) accountability for those who violate the law."

 

Neuroskeptic

A neuroscientist takes a skeptical look at his own field (eg neurobiology, neuroimaging, and psychiatry), and beyond

 

Operation Clambake - The Inner Secrets of Scientology

This site sets out to expose the Church of Scientology and contains an FAQ, articles about its founder, personal accounts, some of their secret literature, etc. It also contains a link to the very helpful, and free, "Xenu's Link Sleuth".

 

QuackWatch Home Page

Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions, by Stephen Barrett, MD.

 

Science-Based Medicine

A blog that explores "issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine"

 

Skeptical Monkey

"The function of this site is to take a critical but fair approach to analyzing many of the religious, paranormal, and otherwise outrageous claims plaguing our society today. No more, no less."

 

Skeptic

Home of the Skeptics Society & Skeptic Magazine: A scientific and educational organization of scholars, scientists, historians, magicians, professors and teachers, and anyone curious about controversial ideas, extraordinary claims, revolutionary ideas, and the promotion of science

 

The Skeptic's Dictionary Home Page

The Skeptics Dictionary contains over 275 skeptical definitions, essays and references from acupuncture to zombies.

 

The Straight Dope

"Fighting Ignorance Since 1973"

 

 Tony Youens - UK Skeptic Website

This site contains articles and investigations into psychic claims by UK Skeptic Tony Youens

 

Urban Legends Reference Pages (Snopes.com)

"The definitive Internet/WWW reference source for urban legends, myths, and folklore."

 

 


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David Willshire

July  2009