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The Association for Skeptical Enquiry

Casting a critical eye over suspect science, dubious claims and bizarre beliefs

Aims and Principles of ASKE

ASKE is committed to challenging the uncritical promotion of beliefs and claims which are unsupported or contradicted by existing objective scientific knowledge.

ASKE opposes the misinterpretation and misrepresentation of science for purposes which deceive the public.

ASKE supports the objective evaluation of all forms of medical or psychological techniques offered to the public, and opposes the uncritical promotion of techniques which are unsupported or contradicted by existing scientific knowledge.

ASKE supports all efforts to promote public awareness of the rational and scientific understanding of extraordinary and paranormal claims.

ASKE is committed to a rational understanding of the reasons and motives which underlie the promotion and acceptance of irrational and paranormal claims and beliefs.

ASKE accepts the rights of individuals to choose for themselves their beliefs about the world.

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ASKE relies on annual subscriptions of just £10 and voluntary donations from people who share its aims and principles. But we also like our members to be involved any of its activities, including contributing to this website and writing for the Skeptical Intelligencer. If you share our aims and would like to join us or provide a donation, please go to our Membership and donations page.