Keith's Links Pages

In addition to these links, I will also post here my Netscape bookmark.htm file, and update it on a regular basis. This includes a _lot_ of links, but without the fancy graphics or the commentary.

click here for bookmark.htm


Medical Links Page
Computer Links Page

Miscellaneous Neat Links
Search Engine Links
Hot Food Link
Skepticism Links
Bibliomania Links
Outdoor/Search and Rescue Links

Miscellaneous Neat Links

Paris WebMuseum, local U.S. access -- great art education entertainment
Current afternoon weather map from The Weather Channel -- simple and to-the-point
MapQuest -- interactive map browser
Four11 White Page Directory -- one of many
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations -- online
Hypertext Webster Interface -- online dictionary
Roget's Thesaurus - online
Shakespeare -- online from MIT
Project Gutenberg Home Page -- putting all books online
Internet Public Library (U Mich) -- good reference starting point

Best Search Engines -- each with unique advantages

according to InfoWorld, May 12, 1997, this is the best way to search the Web; I now use it more than any other search method.
1-profus.gif (2131 bytes)Profusion is another "meta" search engine -- with recent good reviews. It certainly gives MetaCrawler a run for the money (except of course that like Metacrawler it's free).
Alta Vista -- big, fast keyword search
Lycos -- best-organized reporting, keyword search
Yahoo -- best if searching by hierarchy rather than keywords
This isn't exactly free, and isn't exactly an information SEARCH utility -- but certainly may be an excellent resource when you're trying to find out something obscure.

Hot Food

Bachri's Home Page -- Indonesian spices and sauces by mail, also used to have a good local Middle Eastern/Indonesian restaurant in the Pittsburgh area -- and we can't wait until they open a new restaurant.


Skepticism is a movement that says "show me" and that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."

Ockham's Razor (Occam's Razor)
Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem ("entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity")
--William of Ockham (Occam) (a late medieval Scholastic, b. c. 1285, probably Surrey, d. probably 1349, Munich)
(Most influential 14th century Scholastic philosopher, founder of the Nominalist school. Also known as
Occam's Razor, the Law of Parsimony, or the Law of Economy.

Hume's Razor:
Hume (Of Miracles, 1748) advanced the following principle which --echoing Okham --has been called Hume's Razor:
"No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle unless that testimony be of such a kind that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavours to establish."

--William Grey, Philosophy and the Paranormal. Part 2: Skepticism, Miracles, and Knowledge. Skeptical Inquirer 1994; 18(3):288-294.

Conover's Razor
Whosoever touts new medical "discoveries" based solely on testimonials and without any controlled studies, and whosoever markets such discoveries, most likely are guilty of fraud (or if unknowing, of attempting to lead others into the dark of their own ignorance) and should be ignored.

Skepticism is the disposition, or art, of matching belief to evidence. There is at present no convenient antonym for "skeptic." For convenience, I propose to revive the archaic expression "credulist" to serve this role. A credulist can be understood as someone who is apt to accept claims without sufficient evidence, that is to say, someone whose epistemic standards are too low.
--William Grey, Philosophy and the Paranormal. Part 2: Skepticism, Miracles, and Knowledge. Skeptical Inquirer 1994; 18(3):288-294.

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
-- Lord Byron

The Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal -- Ghost-, Guru-, and Quack-Busters


Amazon Books -- lotsabookstobuy online. There are other bookstores online, but for my money none is better than Amazon.

Outdoor/Search and Rescue Links

ASRC: Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group
Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (with links to other ASRC Group pages)
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC)

Please email me if any of the links appear broken. Thanks.

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