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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

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The ‘Miracles’ of Father Baker

The ‘Miracles’ of Father Baker

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Inquirer · Investigative Files · Volume 38.4

Here we look at a few of the unusual incidents that some have called “miraculous,” although none has been accepted as such by the Catholic Church.

No Health Risks from GMOs

No Health Risks from GMOs

by Steven Novella
Skeptical Inquirer · The Science of Medicine · Volume 38.4

Like many public controversies, the debate can be better informed by scientific evidence; however, there is no legitimate scientific controversy over the safety of GMOs.

The Lure of Mysterious Paintings, Part 2

The Lure of Mysterious Paintings, Part 2

by Massimo Polidoro
Skeptical Inquirer · Notes on a Strange World · Volume 38.4

In continuing our discussion on “mystery” paintings from the past: a special place is held by paintings that are said to hold hidden meanings—especially when they do.

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.