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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 20.4

December 2010

Shootout with Martians: In the Wake of the 1938 Broadcast Panic

Shootout with Martians: In the Wake of the 1938 Broadcast Panic

by Joe Nickell
Volume 20.4, December 2010

Investigative Files

A visit to an art exhibit—based on Orson Welles’s famous 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast—at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo introduced me to a remarkable incident that reportedly occurred during the “panic” caused by Welles’s dramatized Martian invasion.

Did the Universe Come from Nothing?

Did the Universe Come from Nothing?

by Victor Stenger
Volume 20.4, December 2010

Reality Check

They will tell you that they intuitively feel that something must be “out there,” some power that is responsible for the universe and the laws that govern it. After all, they ask, “How can something come from nothing?”

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9/11 Truth: The Coast-to-Coast AM Debate

by Dave Thomas
Volume 20.4, December 2010

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The Psychic and I

by Josh Hunt
Volume 20.4, December 2010

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Hungry for Life: Caloric Restriction and Science

by Marshall E. Deutsch
Volume 20.4, December 2010

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Concerns about the Solar Maximum and Threats to Our Planet

by David Morrison
Volume 20.4, December 2010

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