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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 22.2

Summer 2012

Ghosts at a Shaker Village

Ghosts at a Shaker Village

by Joe Nickell
Volume 22.2, Summer 2012

Investigative Files

In 1774 a “visionary” named Ann Lee—as charismatic as she was uneducated—sailed from Manchester, England, to New York to spread her new faith. In time “Mother Ann’s” United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Coming would found nineteen utopian communal villages.

Ask an Astrobiologist

by David Morrison
Volume 22.2, Summer 2012

Ask an Astrobiologist

What is the history behind Astrobiology? How could we find life on other planets? Why is the U.S. government building bunkers to house the elite in case of a global disaster? Are we headed for another ice age?

Geronimo’s Hair

by Noah Nez
Volume 22.2, Summer 2012

Native Skeptic

While there might be some variability in the details regarding the reasons for long hair from tribe to tribe, there is one major component that has remained consistent: long hair has never been about aesthetics but instead is a religious concern.

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Can Carry-On Explosives Bring Down an Airliner?

by Richard E. Wackrow
Volume 22.2, Summer 2012

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Interview with Slau

by Kylie Sturgess
Volume 22.2, Summer 2012

Interviews

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Briefs Briefs

by Ben Radford
Volume 22.2, Summer 2012

Briefs Briefs