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Skeptical Briefs — A Skeptic's Notebook

A Column by Robert A. Baker

Art Bell’s Quickening Is Sickening

by Robert Baker
Volume 7.4, December 1997

A Skeptic's Notebook

We’ve long known that Art Bell, night radio’s paranoid propagandist, knows how to rave and rant.

Prayer Wars

by Robert Baker
Volume 7.3, September 1997

A Skeptic's Notebook

In 1994, we reported on Larry Dossey, who assured us that prayer can not only heal, but it also makes those who pray feel better

An Alien Taxonomy

by Robert Baker
Volume 7.2, June 1997

A Skeptic's Notebook

Once the concept of extraterrestrials managed to dominate the media, it was inevitable that someone would establish a taxonomy.

Scientific Remote Viewing

by Robert Baker
Volume 6.2, June 1996

A Skeptic's Notebook

Historians of the next century will no doubt regard January 1996 as the period of the greatest breakthrough in all of history.

Nutty Professors, or Some Addled Academics?

by Robert Baker
Volume 4.4, December 1994

A Skeptic's Notebook

Observers of the passing parade not so long ago used to refer to certain periods or times of the year as "the silly season."

If Looks Could Kill and Words Could Heal

by Robert Baker
Volume 4.3, September 1994

A Skeptic's Notebook

There'd be a lot more dead and a lot fewer sick people around

Maybe They’re Onto Us After All

by Robert Baker
Volume 4.3, September 1994

A Skeptic's Notebook

"I'm onto you people and I know what you've been up to. You and your cronies will not get away with it."