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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 21.1

Spring 2011

The Atlanta Child Murders: Evidence vs. Psychics

The Atlanta Child Murders: Evidence vs. Psychics

by Joe Nickell
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011

Investigative Files

While television often offers pseudoscience and fantasy instead of lessons in critical thinking (consider shows like The Ghost Whisperer), there are noteworthy exceptions. One is Soledad O’Brien’s CNN special Atlanta Child Murders (2010).

Tripping on the Trebuchet: An Interview with George Hrab

Tripping on the Trebuchet: An Interview with George Hrab

by Skeptical Briefs
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011

Interviews

Musician and skeptic George Hrab recently sat down with Skeptical Briefs to discuss his latest album, Trebuchet, his Geologic Show at Dragon*Con, and why bald guys are just plain smarter than everyone else.

The Problem with the Cosmological Constant

The Problem with the Cosmological Constant

by Victor Stenger
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011

Reality Check

Einstein had inserted into his gravitational equation a factor called the cosmological constant that provided a repulsive force to counteract the gravitational attraction that otherwise would make the universe collapse. Although the cosmological constant is often referred to as a “fudge factor,” that is a misnomer.

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A Skeptical Psychic’s Predictions for 2010

by Ben Radford
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011

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Digital Clock Numerology

by David W. Briggs
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011

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Setting the Record Straight about Science and Longevity

by Harriet Hall
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011

Follow-Up

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New Mexico’s Mysteries and Mythtakes

by Ben Radford
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011

Book Review

A review of Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained by Barbara Marriott

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The All-Dressed-Up-and-Going-Nowhere Ghosts

by David Clewell
Volume 21.1, Spring 2011