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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas, a physicist and mathematician, is president of New Mexicans for Science and Reason and a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is currently a scientist/programmer at IRIS/PASSCAL in Socorro, New Mexico, and also teaches classes in physics, psychology, and critical thinking at New Mexico Tech.

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9/11 Truth: The Coast-to-Coast AM Debate

Skeptical Briefs Volume 20.4, December 2010

The 9/11 Truth Movement: The Top Conspiracy Theory, a Decade Later

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

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The 9/11 Truth Movement: The Top Conspiracy Theory, a Decade Later

After ten years, the pesky 9/11 Truth movement has refined its arguments but still hasn’t proved the attacks were an inside job. Their key claims are refuted on multiple grounds.

War of the Weasels

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

How an intelligent design theorist was bested in a public math competition by a genetic algorithm—a computer simulation of evolution.

The War of the Weasels

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

Online Extra
The War of the Weasels

Or “How an Intelligent Design Theorist was Bested in a Public Math Competition by a Genetic Algorithm!”

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CSI’s ‘UFOs: The Space-Age Mythology’

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

Conference Report

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry held a workshop titled "UFOs: The Space-Age Mythology" in Tuscon, Arizona, October 9-11, 2009.

How I Debated a 9/11 Truther and Survived

Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.4, December 2009

Every October, New Mexico Tech puts on an alumni reunion called "49ers." As a Tech alumnus myself, my part of 49ers usually involves playing bass...

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Hidden Messages

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

Puzzle— A simple substitution cipher.

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Roswell Update: Fading Star?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

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The Roswell incident is often held up as the best documented case of alien visitation. It involves the allged crash of...

The ‘Chemtrail Conspiracy’

Skeptical Briefs Volume 18.3, September 2008

Why are some people afraid of contrails?

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Skeptics and TV News Expose ‘Magnetic Water Conditioners’

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Special Report

The afternoon of Thursday, June 23, was splendidly sunny in Albuquerque, and 1 was leaving the office to drive over to...

On Problems with Near-light-speed Travel

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

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The Twin Paradox

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

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The Twin Paradox

Thomas explains the twin paradox of special relativity.

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NMSR’s Best and Worst of 2004 Awards

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

News & Comment

It's time once again for the New Mexicans for Science and Reason's Annual Awards.

Demolishing the Roswell ‘Alien’ Myth

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 22.3, May / June 1998

Book Review
Demolishing the Roswell ‘Alien’ Myth

Why do many prominent UFO authors persist in claiming the Roswell Incident is still UFOdom’s best case?

Bible-Code Developments

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 22.2, March / April 1998

Follow-up
Bible-Code Developments

Follow-up to Thomas' report on 'The Bible Code'

Hidden Messages and The Bible Code

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 21.6, November / December 1997

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Hidden Messages and The Bible Code

"Hidden messages" can be found anywhere, provided the seeker is willing and able to harvest the immense field of possibilities.

NBC’s Origins Show

Skeptical Briefs Volume 6.1, March 1996

Quality science was nowhere to be found during the Feb. 25th, 1996 NBC broadcast entitled The Mysterious Origins of Man

The Roswell Incident and Project Mogul

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 19.4, July / August 1995

Special Report
The Roswell Incident and Project Mogul

A report strongly supported the theory that the "UFO" debris found in Roswell, New Mexico was a remnant of a balloon flight.

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