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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.

ESP and Religion

by Victor Stenger
Volume 17.4, December 2007

Reality Check

In one example, I argue that almost all religions posit an immaterial spirit or soul separate from the body...

The Other Side of the Story: Ghost Hunting

by Ben Radford
Volume 17.4, December 2007

Interviews

Interview with filmmakers Andy and Tonya Keyser

A Many-Headed Hydra: Reasons for the Persistence of the ‘Bible Code’ and Suggested Anodynes

by P.A. Hancock
Volume 17.3, September 2007

The Bible Code has not experienced the quiet demise it so obviously deserves.

The Bermuda Triangle and the ‘Hutchinson Effect’

The Bermuda Triangle and the ‘Hutchinson Effect’

by Joe Nickell
Volume 17.3, September 2007

Investigative Files

Calling it "the world's greatest mystery," Gian J. Quasar revisits the enigma of the Bermuda Triangle.

The Memorial Day Bigfoot Video: A Closer Look

The Memorial Day Bigfoot Video: A Closer Look

by Daniel Perez
Volume 17.3, September 2007

Bigfoot, or at least his image on videotape, is again at the center of a great controversy.

The Mindless Quantum

by Victor Stenger
Volume 17.3, September 2007

Reality Check

Two recent films tell us that we can change our lives, heal our ills, and become rich and famous just by thinking we can do so.

The First Thing We Do, Let’s Get Rid of All the Astrologers

by Paul DesOrmeaux
Volume 17.2, June 2007

As Oscar Wilde wisely observed: "The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing."

Lake Monster Lookalikes

Lake Monster Lookalikes

by Joe Nickell
Volume 17.2, June 2007

Investigative Files

As a cryptozoologist--albeit a skeptical one--I have long been on the track of fabled creatures...

God and Rev. Bayes

God and Rev. Bayes

by Victor Stenger
Volume 17.2, June 2007

Reality Check

Bayes' theorem provides a means for calculating the probability of a statement being true based on the available evidence.

Mr. Sludge, the Medium

by Lewis Jones
Volume 17.1, March 2007

Inklings

"[O]ne may well ask whether in ancient or modern times any preternatural event has been more clearly proved."

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