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Peter Lamal

Peter Lamal is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina– Charlotte and a fellow of the division of behavior analysis of the American Psychological Association.

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The Continuing Resistance to Acceptance of Reality

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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A review of Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future by Donald R. Prothero

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A Fundamental, Costly Error

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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A review of The Marvelous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique by Arthur W. Staats

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Enumerating the Problems with Young-Earth Creationism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.5, September/October 2012

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A review of The Three Failures of Creationism: Logic, Rhetoric, and Science by Walter M. Fitch

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Eight Impediments to Rationality

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.5, September/October 2011

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A review of Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole by Stephen Law

Things We Know That Are Not So

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.2, March / April 2010

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Things We Know That Are Not So

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior by Scott O. Lilienfeld, et al.

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The Varied Concepts of ‘Epidemic’ and Our Varied Reactions

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

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Review of Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu by Philip Alcabes.

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An Apologia with a Transparent Strategy

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

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Review of The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right. by Jon A. Shields.

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The Information You’ve Been Provided Ain’t Necessarily So

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

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Review of Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data by Joel Best.

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Statistically Significant Results vs. Oomph

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

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The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives by Stephen T. Ziliak

Entertainment, Religion, and the Decline of Society

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.3, May / June 2008

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Entertainment, Religion, and the Decline of Society

Review of The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby

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Governed By Emotion

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.6, November / December 2007

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Review of The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation. By Drew Westen.

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A Call to Be Heeded

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.4, July / August 2007

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Review of Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior. By Lee McIntyre.

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Why What We Know Isn’t Necessarily So

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.5, September / October 2006

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Review of Don't Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking. By Thomas Kida.

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The Rampant Politicization of Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

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Review of The Republican Ware on Science. By Chris Mooney.

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Can Atheists Be Ethical and Virtuous?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

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Review of Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe. By Erik J. Wielenberg.

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Kindness Explained

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

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Review of Kindness in a Cruel World: The Evolution of Altruism. By Nigel Barber.

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