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Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci is professor of philosophy at the City University of New York–Lehman College, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. His essays can be found at rationallyspeaking.org.

Demarcation and Pseudoscience

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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The demarcation problem is a serious one because science has extraordinary social cachet and commands huge sums of public financing, as well as because pseudoscience maims and even kills people.

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Truth, Part II

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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Truth, Part I

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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Mathematical Explanations and Degrees of Impossibility

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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Whose Burden of Proof?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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The Proper Role of Sociology of Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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Physicists against Philosophers

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

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Singularity As Pseudoscience

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.6, November/December 2012

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What’s So Bad about Ad Hoc Hypotheses?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.5, September/October 2012

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Explanations in Search of Observations

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.4, July/August 2012

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Being Reasonable about Neuroscience

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.3, May/June 2012

Book Review

A review of Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael Gazzaniga

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Psychoanalysis and Social Constructivism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.3, May/June 2012

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Human Nature

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.2, March/April 2012

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Turing Test for Human Beings

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.1, January/February 2012

Book Review

A review of The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us about What It Means to Be Alive by Brian Christian

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Hume vs. Rousseau: The Limits of Human Reason

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.1, January/February 2012

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The Hopeless War against Intelligent Design Creationism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

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On Miracles–Again

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.5, September/October 2011

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Personal Genomics: The Fine Line between Science and Narcissism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

Book Review

A review of Here Is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics by Misha Angrist

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Popper vs. Kuhn: The Battle for Understanding How Science Works

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

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The Science of Unique Events

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.3, May/June 2011

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The Problem with Neurosexism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.3, May/June 2011

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A review of Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine

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On Time Travel

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.2, March/April 2011

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Where does the know-how to build time machines ultimately come from?

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Climate Denialism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.2, March / April 2010

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As I'm sure most Skeptical Inquirer readers are aware, November 2009 was "global warming denialism month." This is not an official United Nations...

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Is There a Difference between Basic and Applied Science?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

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Humans like to classify things into discrete boxes. It helps us make sense of our complex and often chaotic world. A classic problem in philosophy is whether...

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The Moral Duty of a Skeptic

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

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I assume that most readers of the Skeptical Inquirer think that skepticism is a good thing...

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Logophobia

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

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Logophobics have developed strategies to obfuscate clear thinking, which they deploy whenever pressed by a skeptic.

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On the Moon

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

News & Comment

There is nothing like new facts to add some excitement to supposedly established theories.

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Hard and Soft Science: Physics vs. Psychology

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

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It turns out that the replicability of findings in psychology is no worse than that of findings in particle physics.

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The Tree of Life

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

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Darwin famously drew only one figure in The Origin of Species, which was published 150 years ago...

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Experimental Philosophy, an Oxymoron?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

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Is it inconveivable, for instance, for an ethical philosopher to write a paper in that field as if he had never heard of...

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