Skeptical Briefs is the quarterly newsletter of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is available by subscription. A subscription to Skeptical Briefs is independent of your subscription to the Skeptical Inquirer. 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.
by Robert Baker
Review of The Myth Of Scientific Literacy by Morris H. Shamos
by Joe Nickell
The scene is modern-day Zanzibar where a terrible monster is swooping into bedrooms at night and raping men.
My last column had a few things to say about claims of cancer risk produced by low frequency electromagnetic fields.
by Tom Flynn
Last issue, we examined the once-difficult motion picture shot in which the camera dollies forward while zooming out...
by Joe Nickell
As most people who own them know, tape recorders sometimes malfunction...
by William Grey
What should skeptics do when pathological world-views collide?
Sometimes the difference between real science and pseudoscience is so small that it is hard to tell which side you're looking at
by Gary Posner
This past March, the Tampa Bay Skeptics, as well as some other skeptics groups, received a letter from Jamal N. Hussein, Ph.D.
One of the disadvantages of modern technology is that now anybody can publish his/her own book.
by Henry Gordon
Once again I gambled and accepted an invitation to "The Shirley Show," Canada's answer to Oprah.