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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.

NBC’s Origins Show

by Dave Thomas
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

Nessie Hoax Redux

by Joe Nickell
Volume 6.1, March 1996

Investigative Files

In 1934, a photo of "Nessie," the fabled Loch Ness Monster, was allegedly snapped by a London gynecologist named Robert Wilson.

Psychics, Physics and Magnets

by Milton Rothman
Volume 6.1, March 1996

Reality Check

A wonderful document has wafted its way across my desk. It is either a press release or a scientific abstract...

Improving Scientific Literacy

by Robert Baker
Volume 6.1, March 1996

Book Review

Review of The Myth Of Scientific Literacy by Morris H. Shamos

The Skeptic-raping Demon of Zanzibar

by Joe Nickell
Volume 5.4, December 1995

Investigative Files

The scene is modern-day Zanzibar where a terrible monster is swooping into bedrooms at night and raping men.

EMFs Again

by Milton Rothman
Volume 5.4, December 1995

Reality Check

My last column had a few things to say about claims of cancer risk produced by low frequency electromagnetic fields.

A Matter of Perspective, Part II

A Matter of Perspective, Part II

by Tom Flynn
Volume 5.4, December 1995

Beyond Belief

Last issue, we examined the once-difficult motion picture shot in which the camera dollies forward while zooming out...

The Haunted Tape Recorder

The Haunted Tape Recorder

by Joe Nickell
Volume 5.3, September 1995

Investigative Files

As most people who own them know, tape recorders sometimes malfunction...

When World-Views Collide

by William Grey
Volume 5.3, September 1995

What should skeptics do when pathological world-views collide?

Bad Science, Phony Science and Pseudoscience

by Milton Rothman
Volume 5.3, September 1995

Reality Check

Sometimes the difference between real science and pseudoscience is so small that it is hard to tell which side you're looking at

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