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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

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.

Dr. Pierce: Medicine for ‘Weak Women’

Dr. Pierce: Medicine for ‘Weak Women’

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Briefs · Investigative Files · Volume 24.4

In the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, alleged cures for “female weakness” were among the nostrums marketed by quacks.

Has Science a Problem?

Has Science a Problem?

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
June 18, 2015

For science to stand as a shining alternative to the unending waves of irrationality, its reputation must be strong. Unfortunately, science’s reputation has taken a bewildering number of blows in recent years.

Skeptics Dare Heartland Institute to Take Up $25,000 Climate Challenge

Press Releases
June 15, 2015

A leading science advocacy group is throwing down the gauntlet to the Heartland Institute, a group that claims that global warming stopped in 1998, with a stark, simple challenge: If the 30-year average global land surface temperature goes up in 2015, setting a new record, the Heartland Institute must donate $25,000 to a science education nonprofit.