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Skeptical Briefs

The Skeptical Briefs newsletter is only available to Associate Members of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is published four times per year (in March, June, September, and December), and includes articles; news from skeptical groups across the country and around the world; and regular columnists Joe Nickell ("Investigative Files"), Lewis Jones ("Inklings"), Victor Stenger ("Reality Check"), Henry Huber ("Group News"); and Benjamin Radford ("Briefs Briefs"). It also includes a Hidden Messages puzzle in each issue by New Mexico physicist and skeptic David E. Thomas.

Sima Nan: Fighting Qigong Pseudoscience in China

Sima Nan: Fighting Qigong Pseudoscience in China

by Donald Mainfort
Volume 9.1, March 1999

For speaking the truth about qigong, Sima Nan has been detained, tortured and accused of betraying his culture.

The Gypsies’ ‘Great Trick’

by Joe Nickell
Volume 9.1, March 1999

Investigative Files

Everyone knows what fortunetelling is supposed to be, but sometimes it is best defined as "the art of absconding with fortunes."

Peddling Snake Oil

Peddling Snake Oil

by Joe Nickell
Volume 8.4, December 1998

Investigative Files

Questions about the origins of the term provide the basis for an interesting investigation.

Scooby-Doo, How Could You?

Scooby-Doo, How Could You?

by Tim Madigan
Volume 8.4, December 1998

Way back when, I argued that the popular Hanna Barbara talking dog should be the official mascot of Skeptical Briefs.

Spoilsports?

by Lewis Jones
Volume 8.3, September 1998

Inklings

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

Investigating Spirit Communications

Investigating Spirit Communications

by Joe Nickell
Volume 8.3, September 1998

Investigative Files

Thanks to modern mass media, old-fashioned spiritualism is undergoing something of a revival.

Italy’s Graveyard “Ghost” Photo

Italy’s Graveyard “Ghost” Photo

by Joe Nickell
Volume 8.2, June 1998

Investigative Files

On January 24, 1998, CSICOP received an e-mail letter and scanned photograph from Dave Esch...

The Energy Fields of Life

by Victor Stenger
Volume 8.2, June 1998

Reality Check

The principle behind almost all of alternative medicine is that some ëlan vital infuses organisms with life.

Peddling the Paranormal: Late-Night Radio’s Art Bell

Peddling the Paranormal: Late-Night Radio’s Art Bell

by Thomas G. Genoni Jr.
Volume 8.1, March 1998

Tom Genoni interviewed Art Bell late last year. This article is based on that interview.

A Case of Reincarnation — Reexamined

A Case of Reincarnation — Reexamined

by Joe Nickell
Volume 8.1, March 1998

Investigative Files

Perhaps not since an American housewife supposedly discovered she was the reincarnation of an Irishwoman...

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