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Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

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Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine

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

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UFOs and Cognitive Science: A Case Study

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

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How I Was Scammed by Kevin Trudeau

Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

Ghost Hunting: Conditioning Phobias

Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.3, Fall 2013

In August of 2009, I was asked to tag along with a ghost-hunting group that was going to do a paranormal investigation of a private residence. Despite the fact that there were simple and very plausible explanations for everything he experienced, the owner was completely convinced he had purchased a haunted house.

Investigating the Rhode Island UFO

Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.3, Fall 2013

Investigating the Rhode Island UFO

With a half a century plus of interest in UFOs, astronomy, and science, I’ve despaired that in all that time I’ve never seen a real UFO. (With emphasis on what the “U” stands for of course.)

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Paperback Evil: The Review

Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.3, Fall 2013

A Book Not for the Faint of Heart

Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.2, Summer 2013

Book Review

A review of Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium, by Mark Edward.

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What Is the Danger That Terrorists Will Attack the United States with a Nuclear or ‘Dirty’ Bomb?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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The Moon Was Full and Nothing Happened

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 10.2, Winter 1985-86

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The Moon Was Full and Nothing Happened

A Review of Studies on the Moon and Human Behavior and Lunar Beliefs

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We’re Here to Help

Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.2, Summer 2013

Ann Druyan: Telling the Story of the Cosmos

May 5, 2014
Ann Druyan: Telling the Story of the Cosmos

This recent Point of Inquiry interview with Ann Druyan has now been transcribed and is available to read.

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Communicating Science

April 16, 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson - Communicating Science

This classic Point of Inquiry interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson has now been transcribed and is available to read.

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Problems with Modern Medicine: Too Much Emphasis on Disease, Not Enough on Managing Risk

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

Commentary

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The Sacrifice of a Skeptic

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

Special Report

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Explanations and Meta-Ideas

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

Book Review

A review of Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel Dennett

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The Unexplained Files—TV Mystery-Mongering

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

Television Review

A review of The Unexplained Files on The Science Channel

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The Future of High Energy Physics in the United States

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

Special Report

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Psychic Successes or Memory Failures?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

Forum

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How News about ESP Research Shapes Audience Beliefs

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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NCCAM Responds to ‘Nurturing Non-Science’ Article

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

Follow-up

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Authors Reply to NCCAM Response

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

Follow-up

Steven Pinker on Violence

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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Steven Pinker on Violence

Acclaimed Harvard psychologist and best-selling author Steven Pinker was interviewed by Indre Viskontas and Chris Mooney in a rare live edition of Point of Inquiry, the flagship podcast of our Center for Inquiry. Here is the majority of that interview.

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The ‘Psychology Is Science, Not Witchcraft’ Campaign

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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News and Comment

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

News & Comment

Do You Believe That? Poll Zeroes in on Conspiracy Beliefs/Goat Sacrificed for Chicago Cubs Curse/Sylvia Browne Blunders Again, Telling Mother of Kidnap Victim Amanda Barry She Was Dead/British Businessman Sentenced in Bogus ‘Bomb Detector’ Scam

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Bringing Bayes into Predictions

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

Book Review

A review of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

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Nurturing Non-Science: Startling Concepts in the Education of Physicians

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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Climate Change Denial in the Classroom

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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No News Is Good News, but Bad News Is Deadly

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

Book Review

A review of The Martians Have Landed!: A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes by Robert E. Bartholomew and Benjamin Radford

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The Elberfeld Horses

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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Understanding Believers’ Cognitive Dissonance

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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