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The Skeptics Society
The Skeptics Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting scientific skepticism and resisting the spread of pseudoscience, superstition, and irrational beliefs. The group was founded by Michael Shermer, who as of 2004 remains one of the chief officers and publisher of the society's periodical, Skeptic Magazine.
Like CSICOP and the James Randi Educational Foundation, the Skeptics Society investigates extraordinary claims. Unlike CSICOP, it does not limit itself to potentially pseudoscientific claims, but also investigates such controversies as Holocaust revisionism and conspiracy theories. The group also sponsors a lecture series at CalTech, sells books about science and skepticism, host an annual awards ceremony and an annual scientific conference, holds social events, provides the media with information on controversial claims from a skeptical viewpoint, and maintains a website.
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