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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 23.4

Winter 2013–2014

Maria Monk: A Nun’s ‘Secrets’ Revealed

Maria Monk: A Nun’s ‘Secrets’ Revealed

by Joe Nickell
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

Investigative Files

It turns out that the fantastic assertions she made were investigated thoroughly at the time by Protestant clergymen who were permitted to inspect the actual convent, discovering that its interior was incompatible with Monk’s descriptions.

He Is Kenny Biddle

He Is Kenny Biddle

by Gurmukh Mongia
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

Skeptical Podcasts

Since July of 2012, Kenny Biddle has been releasing episodes of a video blog titled I Am Kenny Biddle. His videos, which range between six and fifty minutes, feature Mr. Biddle's rants about such topics as paranormal fraud, ghost investigations, orbs, and the ways that people can be fooled.

Fifty Popular Mistaken Beliefs

Fifty Popular Mistaken Beliefs

by Leo Igwe
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

Book Review

“Harrison doesn’t use a condescending approach, something skeptics are often accused of using in addressing irrational believers and in challenging and debunking paranormal claims. Instead Harrison humbly acknowledges the cultural universality of unreason. . . .”

Carl Sagan, Cosmos,
 and Everything

Carl Sagan, Cosmos,
 and Everything

by Kitty Mervine
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

I consider an archive like a dark, still pool. I like to give it a stir and see what pops up to the surface.

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Lessons from The Central Park Five

by Ben Radford
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

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How I Was Scammed by Kevin Trudeau

by Cherry Teresa
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

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Forbes’ Salzberg, CSI’s Nickell Receive Balles Prize in Critical Thinking

by Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

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Briefs Briefs

by Ben Radford
Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

Briefs Briefs