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WHO’s Strategy on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation
WHO’s Strategy on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

The World Health Organization once again advocates for implementing complementary and alternative medicine in national health services, jeopardizing global public health and evidence-based medicine.

Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccination Movement: An Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Interview
Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccination Movement: An Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

In an interview with Lindsay Beyerstein on the Point of Inquiry podcast, Offit spoke about the early 2015 measles outbreak at Disneyland, the anti-vaccination movement, and the importance of vaccination.

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A Brief History of Scientific Celebrity

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Covert Cognition: My So-Called Near-Death Experience

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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ADVERLYING: Disliking Advertising from an Informed Perspective

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Do We Really Want to Believe in UFOs?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Treemonisha: Scott Joplin’s Skeptical Black Opera

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Skepticism through Stick Figures

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

When Don’t the Highly Educated Believe in Evolution? The Bible Believers Effect

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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When Don’t the Highly Educated Believe in Evolution? The Bible Believers Effect

Among those who believe the Bible is the word of God, those with more formal education are less likely to believe in human evolution than those with less education.

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Bias in Reporting of Medical Research: How Dangerous Is It?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

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The ‘Food Babe’: A Taste of Her Own Medicine

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation

“You Are Smart!” on Radio

March 20, 2015
“You Are Smart!” on Radio

“You Are Smart,” a daily feature for commercial radio, made its national debut recently with host, Jim Underdown, executive director of CFI–LA and founder of the Independent Investigations Group (IIG).

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Confessions of a Rock Shop Clerk

Skeptical Briefs Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

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Evolution: The Big and the Small of It

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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Yes, But How Do You Explain This?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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Africa’s Satanic Panic

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Special Report

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When Genealogy Gets Distorted

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures by Christine Kenneally.

Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

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Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens

Research on belief in the 2012 “apocalypse” demonstrates that specific psychological processes contributed directly to the maintenance of paranormal apocalyptic beliefs, even after the apocalypse did not occur.

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Modern Geocentrism: A Case Study of Pseudoscience in Astronomy

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.1, January/February 2015

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Flaw and Order: The Science and Mythology of Criminal Profiling

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.1, January/February 2015

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Josh Zepps with Ann Druyan: Cosmos, Carl Sagan, and Culture

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

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Josh Zepps with Ann Druyan: Cosmos, Carl Sagan, and Culture

We present a condensed version of an earlier interview about Ann Druyan’s experience with the first and the new Cosmos series by Josh Zepps for our Center for Inquiry’s Point of Inquiry podcast.

The $100,000 Flying Reindeer Challenge

December 9, 2014
The $100,000 Flying Reindeer Challenge

What happens when the Independent Investigations Group and CSI go after “the mother of all extraordinary claims”?

Deniers are not Skeptics

December 5, 2014
Deniers are not Skeptics

Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term "skeptic."

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The Rendlesham UFO Incident: A Study in Folly

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World’s Best-Documented UFO Incident by Nick Pope

Soul Theft through Photography

Skeptical Briefs Volume 24.1, Spring 2014

Consider the notion that taking a photograph of a person “steals his or her soul.” It’s an easy concept to dismiss, as it seems so simplistic and overtly fallacious. But I claim there is value in actually considering this notion more carefully.

Skeptical Activism Online

Skeptical Briefs Volume 24.1, Spring 2014

Skeptical Activism Online

The “woo” crowd—the psychics, the charlatans, the “healers” and others—are out there in the public; they are writing the books, setting up conferences, and getting themselves extensive media coverage. We need to match their exposure with our own and be there to give the counterpoints.

In memoriam Jean DOMMANGET

October 16, 2014
In memoriam Jean DOMMANGET

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.

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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The Secular Are Skeptics: The Worldviews of Today’s University Students

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.4, July/August 2014

Science and Religion

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Raelism: Christianity for the Space Age

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.4, July/August 2014

Science and Religion

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