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Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones is a science writer in the U.K.

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The Peacock’s Tale

Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.3, September 2009

Inklings

Not many people have actually seen a peacock, but one thing almost everyone knows is that it has a splendid, colorful tail. This is all very well, but what...

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Name Calling

Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.2, June 2009

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The gene that makes it hard to develop a heart has been named Tinman after the character in "The Wizard of Oz."

Here’s Looking at You

Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.1, March 2009

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If you hold this page up to a mirror, the mirrored image will display text that reads from right to left instead of...

Mr. Sludge, the Medium

Skeptical Briefs Volume 17.1, March 2007

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"[O]ne may well ask whether in ancient or modern times any preternatural event has been more clearly proved."

Randomness

Skeptical Briefs Volume 15.1, March 2005

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In July of 1990, The Wall Street Journal began its famous dartboard contest...

Science Allah Carte

Skeptical Briefs Volume 12.1, March 2000

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Muslim science? On the face of it, it seems as incongruous as Christian physics or Jewish oceanography.

A Walk on the Dark Side

Skeptical Briefs Volume 11.2, June 2001

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It is not uncommon to hear someone express the opinion that irrational beliefs may be regrettable, but they are harmless.

The Book

Skeptical Briefs Volume 9.4, December 1999

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The year 776 b.c. saw the first Olympiad, in which runners wore only a small loincloth.

What Do You Think?

Skeptical Briefs Volume 9.2, June 1999

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Mark Twain once described religion as "a set of things which the average man thinks he believes."

Spoilsports?

Skeptical Briefs Volume 8.3, September 1998

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Recently the BBC put out a series of television programs titled “The Human Body.”

How Do They Do That?

Skeptical Briefs Volume 6.4, December 1996

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When the British Medical Association published its first report on "Alternative Therapy," it pointed out...

Risk Factor

Skeptical Briefs Volume 5.1, March 1995

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Risk Factor

In London, there is a digital mechanism that changes its display every minute. (Call it the Bell Prompt if you like.)

Letters to the Editor

Skeptical Briefs Volume 4.3, September 1994

Responses to an earlier article by Lewis Jones, including one by Antony Flew

A Close Shave from the Past

Skeptical Briefs Volume 4.3, September 1994

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Last Christmas, New Scientist readers came up with suggestions for gifts to famous individuals.

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