About the SKEPTIC Discussion List

SKEPTIC is a mailing list devoted to critical discussion of extraordinary claims.

If you like to debate creationism, psychic powers, alternative medicine, strange archaeology and similar matters, you might be interested in SKEPTIC, hosted at http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/skeptic. Though we focus on paranormal claims, these also lead us to talk about more general scientific and philosophical issues. As long as it is somehow relevant to science and skepticism, we do not exclude any topic. We are usually skeptical about claims that go against current scientific pictures, but we also like to examine critical views of modern science.

Our level of discussion varies, but it is mostly informal. SKEPTIC is an unmoderated list, but the list owner occasionally intervenes to keep discussions on track.

Joining the List

The easiest and most common way to subscribe (or carry out any other command to the mail software, GNU Mailman) is via the Web interface at linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/skeptic, using the "Subscribing to skeptic" form. You will need to act on a confirmation mail, to complete subscribing.

Alternatively, if you prefer to use GNU Mailman's e-mail command interface, you can subscribe by sending command

subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] [address=<address>]

to skeptic-request@linuxmafia.com, in either the message body or the Subject header. You'll be required to mail back a confirmation string.

For some useful information about how to use SKEPTIC the best way, the history of SKEPTIC and related Internet forums, etc., see the SKEPTIC FAQ.