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Now Online: Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2 Cover

  March/April 2014

Selected articles by:

  • David H. Gorski
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kenneth L. Feder
  • Robert Blaskiewicz
  • Ronald A. Lindsay
  • Susan Gerbic

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Myths and Media in the Creationist Movement

Myths and Media in the Creationist Movement

by Glenn Branch
Skeptical Inquirer · Book Review · Volume 38.3

A review of Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution, by Edward Caudill.

Maria Monk: A Nun’s ‘Secrets’ Revealed

Maria Monk: A Nun’s ‘Secrets’ Revealed

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Briefs · Investigative Files · Volume 23.4

It turns out that the fantastic assertions she made were investigated thoroughly at the time by Protestant clergymen who were permitted to inspect the actual convent, discovering that its interior was incompatible with Monk’s descriptions.

Faking Science Cred at a Sci-Fi Con: Not Smart

Faking Science Cred at a Sci-Fi Con: Not Smart

by Sharon Hill
Special Articles · Sounds Sciencey
August 14, 2014

Paranormal investigators playing the role of “experts” and pretending to be scientific is not going to fly when the lack of deep knowledge is evident and there are actual scientists in the audience.

He Is Kenny Biddle

He Is Kenny Biddle

by Gurmukh Mongia
Skeptical Briefs · Skeptical Podcasts · Volume 23.4

Since July of 2012, Kenny Biddle has been releasing episodes of a video blog titled I Am Kenny Biddle. His videos, which range between six and fifty minutes, feature Mr. Biddle's rants about such topics as paranormal fraud, ghost investigations, orbs, and the ways that people can be fooled.

Jews and Reptilians

Jews and Reptilians

by Robert Blaskiewicz
Special Articles · The Conspiracy Guy
August 6, 2014

The question here is about the origin of Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, who comprise around three-quarters of the global Jewish population, a large percentage of American Jewry, and about half of the Jews in modern Israel.

LaRae Meadows Reports on SkeptiCal 2014

LaRae Meadows Reports on SkeptiCal 2014

by LaRae Meadows
Special Articles
August 5, 2014

On the last day of May, a bevy of west-coast skeptics gathered to discuss scammers, science, psychology, and public awareness above the hurry and fuss of Chinatown in Oakland, California.