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Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4 —
July/August 2015

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4 Cover

Articles by:

  • Ben Radford
  • Harriet Hall
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kenneth W. Krause
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Michael De Dora
  • Robert Sheaffer
  • Ronald H. Pine
  • Terence Hines
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

From the Whole Pantry to the Whole Health Hoax

From the Whole Pantry to the Whole Health Hoax

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
July 7, 2015

For over a month now, I have read over Belle Gibson’s The Whole Pantry–a book that reportedly has been removed from the shelves, but is readily available at my local bookstore and the local library–and find myself repeatedly going back to the disclaimer on the back of the title page.

Cosmos, Joe Schwarcz Win Skeptics’ Critical Thinking Prize

Press Releases
July 2, 2015

The 2014 Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, an award for excellence in the promotion of science and reason, was given this year to the creators, producers, and writers of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and to Dr. Joe Schwarcz for his book Is That a Fact? The Balles Prize is given annually by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), publisher of the magazine Skeptical Inquirer.

The Meaning of Consensus in Science

The Meaning of Consensus in Science

by David Morrison
Skeptical Inquirer · Review · Volume 39.3

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth by James Lawrence Powell

Report from the Skepsis Congres on 8 November 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Report from the Skepsis Congres on 8 November 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

by Leon Korteweg
Special Articles
June 29, 2015

The Skepsis Congres is the best example of a skeptical conference in the Dutch-speaking world: it is accessible for lay people, there is a lot of interaction with the audience, and they address any and all skeptical issues without specialization.

Paul McCartney Really Is Not Dead

Paul McCartney Really Is Not Dead

by Loren Collins
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 24.4

Paul McCartney was twenty years old when the Beatles came to fame, and only twenty-four when, as legend has it, he was killed in a car accident in 1966 and replaced with a lookalike.

Fortean Frog Falls: Facts and Fallacies

Fortean Frog Falls: Facts and Fallacies

by Ben Radford
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 24.4

The most likely explanation for how small frogs get up into the sky in the first place is meteorological: a whirlwind, tornado, or other natural phenomenon.