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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 26.3

Fall 2016

A Champlain ‘Croc’ of Mythic Proportions

A Champlain ‘Croc’ of Mythic Proportions

by Scott Mardis
Volume 26.3, Fall 2016

The idea that the “monsters” of Lake Champlain (assuming they exist) are either crocodiles or animals with a crocodilian metabolism is poorly supported by the available evidence.

Mystery Coin of 
the Yukon

Mystery Coin of 
the Yukon

by Joe Nickell
Volume 26.3, Fall 2016

Investigative Files

According to raconteur Ed Ferrell in his Strange Stories of Alaska and the Yukon (1996, 120), the coin “appeared to have been minted before the Ice Age”

Reflections on Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

Reflections on Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 26.3, Fall 2016

Skepticism and Science

Carroll is a poetic naturalist, and he does a great job throughout the book of differentiating fundamental from emergent phenomena, highlighting that both are real.

Chemtrails Kill… Dude!

Chemtrails Kill… Dude!

by Ian Harris
Volume 26.3, Fall 2016

We have all probably run into at least one person who is convinced there is a government conspiracy at hand.