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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.

How you can be Involved

To fund this website, ASKE relies on voluntary donations from people who share its aims and principles. But we also welcome the partipcipation of anyone who wishes to contribute material for this website, such as essays, book reviews, opinions and announcements, and more ambitious projects such as a regular column, videos and even podcasts, so long as these contributions are consistent with ASKE's aims and principles. If you would like to be involved in any of these ways, please get in touch with us using the email