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     A. Other Daubert Websites

    B. Legal

    C. Scientific

        C1. Websites
        C2. Articles in the Popular Press

    D. Resources on Critical Thinking

        D1. The Scientific Method
        D2. Websites

        D3. Periodicals
        D4. Books and Articles

            D4(a). Bibliographies and Research Aids
            D4(b). General Materials

D4(c). Representations of Psychics and Skeptics in the Media

    E. Curricular Materials

    A. Other Daubert Websites

Peter Nordberg, Daubert on the Web

B. Legal     caseWHT.gif (5343 bytes)

Admissibility of Scientific Evidence under Daubert (Chart dated 6/15/1999)

Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School. Daubert Project

Bernstein, David, The Unfinished Daubert Revolution, 10 Engage 35-38 (February 2009).

Clark, Jeffrey Bossert, Junk Science, the Courts and the Regulatory State

Court Appointed Scientific Experts: A Demonstration Project of the AAAS. The American Association for the Advancement of Science is a leading scientific organization in the United States.

Criteria for Admission of Expert Testimony (in family law litigation)

Daubert and Expert Testimony

Daubert Institute for Science in Law

DePaul University College of Law. Center for Law and Science. Non-Scientific Experts

Edmond, Gary, Beyond Good and Evil: Images of Science in the Law

Evidence and Expert Testimony

The Evidence Site

Experts/Evidence Bibliography from the Evidence Site

Forensic Science and the Law

The Harvard Judicial Gatekeeper Project

Hastings College of the Law, Truth and Its Rivals, 49 Hastings L. Rev. (abstracts of a symposium)

Health Care Law and Ethics 5th ed. Daubert Materials.

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Criminal Law Links: Evidence

Law and Science Articles

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Revision of Uniform Rules of Evidence Act. Tentative Draft Article VII, No. 2

National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists

The Nature of Scientific Evidence. Suggests methods of evaluating evidence.

Science in the Courtroom Review. A publication of the Atlantic Legal Foundation. Began publication Autumn 1999.

Sowell, Thomas, Social Dogmas and Pseudoscience, Forbes, December 20, 1999

U. S. Congress. House Committee on Science. Unlocking Our Future: Toward a New National Science Policy. Part IV: Ensuring That Technical Decision Made by Government Bodies are Founded in Sound Science

Van Kampen, Petra and Hans Nijboer, Daubert in the Lowlands, 30 U .C. Davis L. Rev. 951 (Summer 1997)

C. Scientific. Definition of Pseudoscience. Definition of Pseudoscience (from the Wikipedia). (sometimes slow to load). Reality Check: Pseudoscience on the Internet (From CSICOP) Science, Pseudoscience, and IrrationalismStrange Science includes an article by Robert MacDougall on the history of pseudoscience in the United States  and a discussion of the possibility of reconciling mainstream and alternative medicine by Lauren Walker.  An article by Nancy K. McGuire, May the Farce Be With You, leads to several good websites that analyze questionable science.

C1. Websites

The Alternative Medicine Advisory Page

American Humanist Association List of Websites

Angell, Marcia, How To Get Physicians Interested in Junk Science

Bad Astronomy.com

Bad Chemistry. This page is part of the "Bad Science" website and is maintained by Kevin Lehrmann and the Princeton section of the American Chemical Society.

Bad Meteorology

Bad Science. Alistair B. Fraser maintains this website, which attempts to educate teachers and parents about "bad science" (as opposed to pseudoscience).  Fraser also maintains a site called "Bad Meteorology".

Cagey Consumer. This website attempts to educate the consumer concerning both popular and little known frauds and questionable practices that seem perfectly legitimate.

Child Abuse Resources

Court TV: Forensic Files

The Debunker's Domain

Donald Simanek's Pages (maintained by Ph.D. in Physics, Penn. State). Many links.

Ethics in Science/Science Fraud (from the University of Chicago Libraries)

European Science Foundation

Forensic Science Links (from Michigan State University)

Forensic Science Timeline

Fox News Junk Science Archive

The George C. Marshall Institute

The Guru's Lair: Links to Pseudoscience Sites

HMS Beagle

Hoax News

How to Create Fake Photos of Ghosts

The Investigation Research RoundTable

John Allen Paulos Home Page (information on the use and misuse of statistics)

The Journal of Scientific Exploration. A publication of the Society for Scientific Exploration. Devoted to the neutral discussion of alternative science and technology.


Junk Science (from the FORCES website)

Junk Science: A Hazard to Your Health

Junk Science Hall of Shame

Junk Science Week

The Left Hemisphere

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

Museum of Unnatural Mystery

National Council for Reliable Health Information

National Fraud Information Center

The Onion Pages

Pseudoscience, Paranormal Phenomena and Skepticism Page

Science and Pseudoscience in Mental Health Review

Science, Nonscience and Pseudoscience CAI Page

Science, Pseudoscience and Religion. Page maintained by Dr. Kirk Korista, Department of Physics, Western Michigan University.

Scientific American online

Skepticism and Pseudoscience

Steve Lower's web pages: Pseudoscience

The T-Files. Links to resources on science, medicine, urban legends.

Tommy Persson's Skeptical Pages. Links to newsletters and organizations.


Reddy's Forensic Home Page

Science and Pseudoscience (from SciEd: Science and Mathematics Education Resources). This site also has pages on "Doing Science" and "Ethics in Science".

Science and Pseudoscience in Mental Health

Science Links

Science and Technology Links

Science's New Wave

Skepticism: Suite 101. Includes monthly articles and discussions on skepticism and current issues.

The Skeptic Tank

Softpanorama Lysenkoism, Media Disinformation and Pseudoscience Page

The Union of Concerned Scientists Includes a definition of "junk science" and a "junk science quiz".

C2. Articles in the Popular Press

Baum, Rudy, Science and Law: Uneasy Partners in the Courtroom

Chafetz, Morris E., Junk Science Tyranny (reprinted from the Washington Times May 5, 1999)

Charen, Mona, Women Take on Junk Science, Washington Times, March 6, 1997

Fist, Stewart, Junk Science and the Art of Spin Doctoring

A Flood of Junk Science, Washington Post, April 27, 1997

Herman, Edward, Corporate Junk Science in theMedia

Holt, Tim, Could Lawsuits Be the Cure for Junk Science? 7 Priorities (1995)

Jones, Lewis, Skeptical Bibliography

Junk Science in the Courtroom, Washington Times, December 18, 1997

Junk Scholarship in Search of Junk Science (Review of Peter Huber's Galileo's Revenge)

Just Say"No" -- To Junk Science,  Wall Street Journal, September 18, 1996

Kildea, P. M. Jr, and T. C. Lee, Radon and Breast Cancer: The Ghost of Junk Science to Come? 16 (1/2) Risk Analysis

Milloy, Stephen, Junk Science Judo

Overlawyered.Com. Book Review of Peter Huber, Galileo's Revenge. Reprinted from Forbes, July 8, 1991, at 68.

Popeo, Daniel J., Can American Progress Outrun Junk Science? New York Times, January 12, 1998

Ridenour, Amy, NCPPR--Crazy Court Cases Show: Bad Science Makes Bad Law

Schwartz, Richard, Junk Science Barred in Breast Implant Litigation! Washington Post, December 19, 1996, at A1

Siegel, Jay A., Science and Law in the Courtroom: Two Ships That Pass in the Night?

C3. Scholarly Articles

Breyer, Stephen G., The Interdependence of Science and Law, address to the AAAS, February 16, 1998

Bromley, Allen, Science and the Law

Faigman, David L., Legal Alchemy: The Use and Misuse of Science in the Law, 2 Yale Symp. L. & Tech. 3 (2000)

Gott, Richard, Sandra Duggan and Roz Roberts, Understanding Scientific Evidence

MacDougall, Robert, Strange Enthusiasms: A BriefHistory of American Pseudoscience

D. Resources on Critical Thinking.

D1. The Scientific Method

Browne, M. Neil, and Stuart M. Keeley,   Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking (1997). A textbook for critical thinking.

Chan, Effie J., The "Brave New World" of Daubert: True Peer Review, Editorial Peer Review, and Scientific Validity, 70 N. Y. U. L. Rev. 100 (April 1995)

Feymann, Richard, Cargo Cult Science

Study: Critical Thinking: Distinguishing Science from Pseudoscience

PESTS: Psychologists Educating Students To Think Skeptically

Wilkerson, Glen, What You Don't Know About the Scientific Method Could Hurt You--A Research Starting Point for Health Lawyers After Daubert (Federal Courts) and Robinson (Texas Courts)

D2. Websites. Includes listings of organizations, memberships: helpful when one needs to locate an expert in the field. For more websites check the Google subdirectory.

ADA's 10 Red Flags to Spot Junk Science

AFF Study Resources on Critical Thinking Topics. AFF (American Family Foundation) Main Page

AQUASCAMS (Including Junk Science in the Marketplace)

ASKE: The Association for Skeptical Inquiry

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Scientific Freedom, Responsibility & Law Program

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Website

The Australian Skeptics Website

Robert Todd Carroll, The Skeptic's DIctionary

Bart Koene's Collection of Skeptical Links and Servers

The Center for Inquiry West

CICAP: Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims on (sic) the Paranormal

Council for Secular Humanism

The Critical Thinking Community

Critical Thinking Resources (Montclair State University)

Discovery Channel Online

East Bay Skeptics Society

ESCO: European Council of Skeptical Organizations

Greg's Science/Health Fraud/Medicine Page

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Home Page

The Indian Skeptic

The Internet Skeptic

The James Randi Educational Foundation Website

Journal of Theoretics


Law and the Humanities Website. Research Strategies: For Assistance With Critical Thinking

The Lie Files (From the University of Wisconsin)

Edward Lipson's Pseudoscience, Paranormal Phenomena, Skepticism Pages

National Anxiety Page

National Institute for Engineering Ethics

National Science Foundation

Folklore and the Rise of Moderation Among Organized Skeptics, from New Directions in Folklore: The Impromptu Journal

The New England Skeptical Society

New Scientist Home Page

New Zealand Skeptics

The North Texas Skeptics

Jim Norton's Practical Skepticism Page

Norwegian Skeptics Page

Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science

PHACT: Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking

Positive Atheism

Practical Skepticism


Pseudoscience/Paranormal Phenomena/Skepticism

The Pseudoscience Inquirer: "All the News That's Real!"

Quintessence of the Loon. A highly idiosyncratic but interesting collection of links to websites the compiler thinks are lacking in scientific sophistication.


REALL: Rational Examination of Lincoln Land; The REALL News

Resources for Skeptics Around the Net


Rocky Mountain Skeptics

Sacramento Freethought Website

Science and Pseudoscience: How To Tell the Difference (Page from Steve Lower, University of British Columbia)

Science, Pseudoscience and Irrationalism (page maintained by Steven Dutch, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay)

Steven Dutch Weighs in on the Cook Cult

Science, Pseudoscience, Creationism, Flat-Earth (part of the Positive Atheism Web Guide for Science)

Science, Technology and Society Links (from North Carolina State University)

SCOPE: Science Controversies Online (from the University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington and the American Association for the Advancement of Science)

The Scratching Post (website of the Ottawa Skeptics)

The Secular Web

Michael Shermer, A Skeptical Manifesto. Shermer is the editor of The Skeptic Magazine.

The Skeptic's Dictionary: Junk Science. Critiques Steven Malloy's JunkScience.com page.

The Skeptic Friends' Network

Skeptic Links. This site and the one below, also called Skeptic Links, are personal webpages listing many www sites devoted to scientific exploration of paranormal and other unusual phenomena.

Skeptic Links

The Skeptic Ring

The Skeptic's Soap Box

The Skeptic Tank

The Skeptic WebRing

The Skeptical Believer. Personal webpages and observations by John Shirley.

Society for Sensible Explanations

SORT: The Sacramento Organization for Rational Thinking

Steve Brinich's Science Page

Steve Roberts' List of Cool Things . Includes links to the Crank Menagerie (links to odd theories),

Tampa Bay Skeptics

Tom Gregg's Bookmarks

TRIAD: Carolina Skeptics

Union of Concerned Scientists. What is Junk Science?

Voice of the Shuttle: Science, Technology & Culture Page

World Wide Skeptical Web

Roahn H. Wynar's Clearinghouse of Pseudoscience and Quackery in Central Texas (unavailable on March 20, 2003)

Zetitics Laboratory (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)

D3. Periodicals

Chemical Engineering Magazine

Newsletter of the North Texas Skeptics

The Skeptic

The Skeptical Inquirer. Published by CSICOP. 

The Skeptical Intelligencer

The Skeptic's Digest

Skeptical Organizations and Their Publications. A list of organizational journals and newsletters.

Skeptic News

Technology and Culture

D4. Books and Articles

D4(a). Bibliographies and Research Aids

Leith, Harry, Bibliography of books and articles on the relationship between science and pseudoscience (2d ed., Downsview, Ontario: York University, Department of Natural Sciences, Atkinson College, 1978).

The SKEPTIC Bibliography; The SKEPTIC Annotated Bibliography

The Skeptic's Dictionary; The Skeptic's Dictionary: Junk Science and Pseudoscience

D4(b). General Materials

Alcock, James E., Science and supernature : a critical appraisal of parapsychology (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1990).

Bandow, Doug, "The Decade of Junk Science

Blackmore, Susan, In Search of the Light: The Adventures of a Parapsychologist (1996). Memoir by one of the best known and respected researchers in the area.

Broad, William and Nicholas Wade, Betrayers of the Truth ().

Cioffi, Frank, Freud and the Question of Pseudoscience (Chicago: Open Court, 1998).

Crossen, Cynthia, Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact in America (1996).

Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge, and Belief (Kendrick Frazier ed.; 1998)

Faigman, David, Legal Alchemy (1999)

Feder, Kenneth, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology (1998).

Foster, Kenneth R. and Peter William Huber, Judging Science: Scientific Knowledge and the Federal Courts (1999)

Friedlander, Michael W., At the Fringes of Science (1995).

Gardner, Martin, Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (1957).

Gardner, Martin, The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher (1991).

Gardner, Martin, On the Wild Side (1992).

Gardner, Martin, Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus (1990).

Gardner, Martin, Weird Water and Fuzzy Logic: More Notes of a Fringe Watcher (1996).

Gieryn, Thomas F., Cultural Boundaries of Science: Credibility on the Line (1999).

Glassner, Barry, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things (NY: Basic Books, 1999).

Goldberg, Steven, Culture Clash: Law and Science in America (1994). One of the first examinations of fundamental differences between the ways courts and scientists gather and evaluate evidence and think about truth.

Golinski, Jan, Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science (1998). An examination of the history and historiography of science since the rise of theories of cultural relativism and constructivism in the soft and hard sciences.

Grim, Patrick, Philosophy of Science and the Occult (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1982)(SUNY Series in Philosophy). Second edition published by SUNY Press, 1990.

Hagan, Margaret A., Whores of the Court: The Fraud of Psychiatric Testimony and the Rape of American Justice (1997). As the title indicates, a passionately argued view of the illegitimacy of psychiatry as it is presently practiced in the U.S.

Higgins, A. C., Bibliography on Scientific Fraud ().

Hines, Terence, Pseudoscience and the Paranormal: A Critical Examination of the Evidence (1988). Contains a valuable bibliography; good as a first book on the subject.

Huber, Peter, Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom (1993). Controversial book on the use of what the author considers pseudoscience as evidence in the courtroom. 

The Hundredth Monkey: And Other Paradigms of the Paranormal (Kendrick Frazier, ed.; 1991)

Jansson, Rasmus, Science and Rationalism Versus Pseudoscience and Quakery

Jasanoff, Sheila, Science at the Bar: Law, Science and Technology in the Courtroom (1997)

Keene, M. Lamar, The Psychic Mafia (1997). A first person account of one man's life as a fraudulent spiritualist medium.

Kitcher, Philip, Abusing Science (1982), particularly Chapter 2, Believing What We Cannot Prove, and Chapter 6, Exploiting Tolerance.

Kohn, Alexander, False Prophets: Fraud and Error in Science and Medicine ()

Knorr-Cetina, Karen, Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge (1999).

Kurtz, Paul, The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal (1991). Kurtz is a leading exponent of the "secular humanist" faith but provides some interesting commentary on what he considers logical fallacies of fundamentalist faiths.

Leahey, Thomas Hardy, Psychology’s Occult Doubles: Psychology and the Problem of Pseudoscience (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1983).

MacDougall, Robert, A Brief History of American Pseudoscience

McConnell, Robert A., Parapsychology and Self-Deception in Science (Pittsburgh, PA: The Author, 1983).

Mysterious Realms: Probing Paranormal, Historic and Forensic Enigmas (Joe Nickell ed.; 1993).

Newton, Roger G., The Truth of Science: Physical Theories and Reality (1997). An attempt to address the question of objective truth in science.

Nickell, Joe, Entities: Angels, Spirits, Demons and Other Alien Beings (1995).

Park, Robert L., Voodoo Science: The Origins and Politics of Bad Science (2000).

Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law (Kenneth R. Foster, Peter William Huber and David E. Bernstein, eds. 1999)

Pseudoscience and the Paranormal: A Critical Examination of the Evidence (Terence Hines ed.; 1988). Somewhat dated but an excellent introduction.

Randi, James, Conjuring (1983). James "the Amazing" Randi is a noted skeptic and runs a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting "critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today." See his website. 

Randi, James, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural (1997). Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke.

Randi, James, Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns and Other Delusions (1988).

Randi, James, The Magic World of the Amazing Randi (1989).

Randi, James, The Mask of Nostradamus (1993).

Randi, James, The Truth About Uri Geller (1982).

Randi, James, and Carl Sagan, The Faith Healers (1989).

Sagan, Carl, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1996).

Sarasohn, Judy L., Science on Trial: The Whistleblower, the Accused and the Nobel Laureate ().

Schiffman, Nathaniel and Henry Gordon, Abracadabra! Secret Methods Magicians and Others Use to Deceive Their Audience (1997).

Science and the paranormal : exploring the edges of science (Pasadena, CA: Southern California Skeptics, 1987).

Science and the Paranormal: Probing the Existence of the Supernatural (George O. Abell and Barry Singer eds.; NY: Scribner, 1981).

Science Without Laws (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations)(Ronald N. Giere, ed.; 1999).

Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis (Barry Barnes, ed.; 1996). Essays on how scientists "do" science and how they defend the scientific method.

Shermer, Michael, The Borderlands of Science: Where Orthodoxy Meets Heresy (NY: Oxford University Press, 2001).

Shermer, Michael J., Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstitution and Other Confusions of Our Time (1997).

Showalter, Elaine, Hysteries: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Media (1998). An historical and philosophical examination of what Showalter and others consider sudden outbreaks of irrational belief.

Schick, Theodore and Lewis Vaughn, How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age (1998).

Vyse, Stuart, Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition (1997).

White, Michael, Weird Science: An Expert Explains Ghosts, Voodoo, the UFO Conspiracy and Other Paranormal Phenomena (1999).

Williams, William F., Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience (Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000). Originally published by Facts on File, New York, 1999.

Winters, Paul A., Is belief in paranormal phenomena unscientific? (San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1997)(Opposing Viewpoints Pamphlets).

D4(c) Representations of Skeptics and Psychics in the Media

CNET TV: The Web: Psychics and Skeptics

Skeptics Media Watch (from the Australian Skeptics website)

   E. Curricular Materials (see also section D).

        Bad Astronomy

        Bad Chemistry

Bad Science

Comic Book Periodic Table This site has little to do with pseudoscience but it is clever!

Discover the History of Life (from the University of California, Berkeley)

Earth History Resources (Hosted by the Seaborg Center, Northern Michigan University)

Intelligent Child Home Page

Junk Science and Juries: A Lesson Plan

Learning From the Fossil Record (from the University of California, Berkeley)


Lord Kelvin page

Morishita, C. Ford, Teaching Controversial Science Issues Through Law-Related Education

Museums Teaching Planet Earth (created by Rice University and The Houston Museum of Natural Science, funded by NASA)

National Center for Science Education

Online Biology Textbook. See also Science > Biology > Evolution > Education (in the Google directory)

Paleontology Education Resources (from the U. S. Geological Survey). See also the USGS' Educational Resources Page

Steve Walton's Science and Pseudoscience Course Page

The Virtual Geosciences Professor's Course Resources

    See also Science > Earth Sciences > Paleontology > Education > Pre-College (in the Google Directory)

Related topics include the debate over the teaching of evolution in the public schools, the dangers potentially posed by electric power lines, and the use of non-traditional drugs and alternative medical treatments. Peripherally, the debate over Alan Sokol's successful submission of what he terms "fashionable nonsense" to a leading journal suggests that peer review in disciplines other than science may also need scrutiny.





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