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Skeptical Briefs

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.

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

Taking a Stab at a Paranormal Claim

Taking a Stab at a Paranormal Claim

by Gary Posner
Volume 5.3, September 1995

This past March, the Tampa Bay Skeptics, as well as some other skeptics groups, received a letter from Jamal N. Hussein, Ph.D.

No More Mister Nice Guy

No More Mister Nice Guy

by Milton Rothman
Volume 5.2, June 1995

Reality Check

One of the disadvantages of modern technology is that now anybody can publish his/her own book.

The “Shirley Show”: Behind the Scences with Budd Hopkins

The “Shirley Show”: Behind the Scences with Budd Hopkins

by Henry Gordon
Volume 5.2, June 1995

Once again I gambled and accepted an invitation to "The Shirley Show," Canada's answer to Oprah.

Why the Media So Seldom Get It Right

Why the Media So Seldom Get It Right

by Stephen Peterson
Volume 5.2, June 1995

Covering Science

I myself am a working reporter and see examples of scientific ignorance among my colleagues on a regular basis.

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