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Now Online: Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.3

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.3 Cover

  May/June 2014

Selected articles by:

  • Bill Nye
  • Glenn Branch
  • James McGaha
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kenneth L. Feder
  • Steven Novella

Latest Articles & News

Mount Rainier: ‘Saucer Magnet’

Mount Rainier: ‘Saucer Magnet’

by James McGaha and Joe Nickell
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.3

Mount Rainier isn’t just where seminal UFO figure Kenneth Arnold saw “flying saucers” in 1947; the majestic mountain actually plays a more direct role in saucerology.

ExpeRimental Science on YouTube with Alom Shaha

ExpeRimental Science on YouTube with Alom Shaha

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
September 8, 2014

Alom Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London. A teacher, science writer, and filmmaker, he has spent most of his professional life sharing his passion for science and education with the public.

Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine

Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine

by Eugenie V. Mielczarek and Brian D. Engler
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.3

A study of federal funding advancing naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and energy healing as acceptable medical protocols finds troubling misuse of taxpayer dollars.

CFI/Argentina Report (Partial)

CFI/Argentina Report (Partial)

by Alejandro Borgo
Special Articles
August 29, 2014

Recent activities, events, and appearances from CFI/Argentina.

CSI Announces Paul Offit As Winner of the 2013 Balles Prize

CSI Announces Paul Offit As Winner of the 2013 Balles Prize

by Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director
Skeptical Inquirer · News & Comment · Volume 38.4

It is for a literary endeavor, perhaps no less valuable than his scientific work, that Dr. Paul Offit is the 2013 recipient of the Robert P. Balles Annual Prize in Critical Thinking.

Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate

Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate

by Bill Nye
Skeptical Inquirer · Special Report · Volume 38.3

Bill Nye gives his own first-person view of this much-watched and much-discussed debate, the circumstances surrounding it, his preparations and strategy, and the reasons he decided to take part.