Friday, January 14, 2011

Digital Bits Skeptic (arts & entertainment, culture)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES, with reservations



BLOG DESCRIPTION: Digital Bits Skeptic is about promoting critical thinking and skepticism. This site was created as a response to the frustratingly large amount of credulity and scientific ignorance in today’s society.

A skeptical outlook in life is healthy. At the very least, it prevents you from wasting your time or money. At its best, it can save lives. Much of what we see reported in today’s media is overly credulous. Impressive claims are often accepted as fact, without question. Those that are questioned are often not tested scientifically to prove the claim.

From New Age mysticism to organized religion, from aromatherapy to Bigfoot, Digital Bits Skeptic is a collection of articles critically examining these kinds of topics.

MY REVIEW: The entries in Digital Skeptic are very thorough - the topic under discussion is looked at thoroughly...and the topics vary - from Biblical prophcies to parenting to how to conduct research. Fascinating reading.

The only problem is that this blog only gets one post a month. Understandable enough because of the thoroughness of each post, and since it only costs 99 cents a month to subscribe...check it out.

--Bible prophecies and myth
--Getting dirty with bacteria panic and unjustified sterilization
--Skeptical parenting: Critical thinking around the family dinner table
--The Veil of Ignorance: Don’t confuse tools with the buildings they create

Reviews published every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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