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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 19.2

June 2009

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Briefs Briefs

by Ben Radford
Volume 19.2, June 2009

Briefs Briefs

Short articles compiled by the editor.

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Chris Oyakhilome Miracle Scandal in South Africa

by Leo Igwe
Volume 19.2, June 2009

In April 2008 the Sowetan, a South African newspaper, published a report revealing the deception, fraud...

The Deist Skeptic— Not a Contradiction

by Kylie Sturgess
Volume 19.2, June 2009

For a while now, I've been quite uncomfortable about an assumption sometimes expressed: "skepticism must equal atheism."

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The Fallacy of Fine Tuning

by Victor Stenger
Volume 19.2, June 2009

Reality Check

Fine-tuning by design is a God-of-the-Gaps argument.

Giving Up the Ghost in Gettysburg

Giving Up the Ghost in Gettysburg

by Tonya Keyser
Volume 19.2, June 2009

Although we moved to a large town about twenty-five miles away from Gettysburg several years ago, I typically continue to...

The Image of Edessa Revealed

The Image of Edessa Revealed

by Joe Nickell
Volume 19.2, June 2009

Investigative Files

Among certain reputedly miraculous images of Jesus was the Image of Edessa, known later to the Byzantines as the Mandylion.

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Name Calling

by Lewis Jones
Volume 19.2, June 2009

Inklings

The gene that makes it hard to develop a heart has been named Tinman after the character in "The Wizard of Oz."

A Monstrous Approach to Boosting Tourism

by Scott Teel
Volume 19.2, June 2009

Cayuga Lake has all the essentials: it's long and deep (435 feet at points); it was once covered by ocean water...