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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

Faith Healing: Religious Freedom vs. Child Protection

Faith Healing: Religious Freedom vs. Child Protection

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Science and Religion · Volume 38.4

The medical ethics principle of autonomy justifies letting competent adults reject lifesaving medical care for themselves because of their religious beliefs, but it does not extend to rejecting medical care for children.

Behind the Magic – Interview With James Randi

Behind the Magic – Interview With James Randi

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
October 30, 2014

In 2012, documentary filmmakers Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom began work on An Honest Liar, a profile of the life of “The Amazing” Randi, as he embarks on a series of public crusades to expose America’s beloved psychics, mentalists, preachers, and faith healers with religious fervor.

Modern Witch Hunting and Superstitious Murder in India

Modern Witch Hunting and Superstitious Murder in India

by Ryan Shaffer
Skeptical Inquirer · Science and Religion · Volume 38.4

The modern practice of witch hunting in India includes violence and beliefs that have led to the torture and murder of alleged witches. State governments and rationalist groups are trying to address the problem but face big obstacles.

You Should Have Seen This One Coming – Protesting With Good Thinking At UK Psychic Events

You Should Have Seen This One Coming – Protesting With Good Thinking At UK Psychic Events

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
October 17, 2014

In March of this year, the UK charity Good Thinking was contacted by Mark Tilbrook. Mark is a skeptical activist who had been planning to hand out leaflets to people on their way to attend a range of psychic shows.

In memoriam Jean DOMMANGET

In memoriam Jean DOMMANGET

by The Comité PARA
Special Articles
October 16, 2014

Jean Dommanget died on October 1, 2014 at the age of 90. He was an astronomer and head of the Département “Astrométrie et Dynamique des corps célestes” at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. He was an internationally acknowledged specialist in the domain of double stars.

In Celebration of Martin Gardner

In Celebration of Martin Gardner

by Martin Gardner
Special Articles
October 15, 2014

To commemorate the centennial of the birth of one of the greatest figures in modern scientific skepticism, we have decided to republish a selection of his “Notes of a Psi-Watcher” and “Notes of a Fringe-Watcher” columns from the Skeptical Inquirer on our website.