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Volume 40.1

January/February 2016

Deepak Chopra’s ‘Physics’

Sadri Hassani

Do We Really Want Science-Informed Candidates?

Kendrick Frazier

Hanging Out with Hangar 1

Robert Sheaffer

Have You Seen the Toucan Man?

Benjamin Radford

Illusions of Memory

Elizabeth Loftus

Invasion of the Pod People

Robert Sheaffer

Lincoln’s ‘Haunting’ Presence

Joe Nickell

Mistaken Memories of Vampires: Pseudohistories of the Chupacabra

Benjamin Radford

Skepticism in Popular Music: The Art of Discourse

Susan Gerbic

The Brown Mountain Lights: Solved! (Again!)

Joe Nickell

The X-Files Effect?

Matt Nisbet

The ‘Lie Detector’ Test Revisted: A Great Example of Junk Science

Morton E. Tavel

The Science of Meaning

Gleb Tsipursky

The Sixteenth European Skeptics Congress, London 2015

Michael Heap and Chris French

The SkeptiCal Conference

Susan Gerbic

Trends in Scientific Knowledge, Education, and Religion

Charles S. Reichardt

Volume 39.6

November/December 2015

A Protopian View of Moral Progress

Daniel Grassam

Beware Mesmer Thieves!

Benjamin Radford

From N-Rays to EmDrives: When Does Science Become Pseudoscience?

David Koepsell

Is the EmDrive Pseudoscience?

Leonard Tramiel

Memior of an Accused Satanist

Mike Moran

On Her Majesty’s Secret Saucers

Robert Sheaffer

Poltergeist Scribbler: The Bizarre Case of Matthew Manning

Joe Nickell

Ten Distinguished Scientists and Scholars 
Named Fellows of Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

The Editors

The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Delusion: Looking Back after Forty Years

Larry Kusche

The Charlie Charlie Challenge

Massimo Polidoro

The Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming

James Lawrence Powell

The Devil and the Details

Jérémie Harris and Edouard Harris

The Man Who Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery

Kendrick Frazier

The Rendle-Sham Case: Phony and Phonier

Robert Sheaffer

The Search for Negative Evidence

Joe Nickell and James McGaha

Through Me, the Universe: A Stroll through the Curious Solipsism of Biocentrism

Dale DeBakcsy

Unlocking the Treasures

David Kordahl

We Are All GMOs

Matan Shelomi

Volume 39.5

September/October 2015

A Textbook Case in Georgia Remembered

Glenn Branch

Correlations: How Do We Ever Establish Definite Causation?

Morton E. Tavel

Encouraging Evidence-Free Enterprise: Business on a Bed of Sand

Brian D. Engler and Eugenie V. Mielczarek

Is the Pope Catholic?

Kenneth R. Miller

Is Wikipedia a Conspiracy? Common Myths Explained

Susan Gerbic

Playing with Past Lives: The Virginia Boy and the Dead Marine

Benjamin Radford

‘Post-Materialist’ Science? A Smokescreen for Woo

Sadri Hassani

‘Reason for Change’: Quacks and Cranks, GMOs and Climate, Science and Philosophy

Kendrick Frazier

‘Reason’ Topics and Real Science vs. False Mysteries

Kendrick Frazier

The 1848 ‘Enormous Serpent’ of the Daedalus Identified

Gary J. Galbreath

The Black Madonna: A Folkloristic and Iconographic Investigation

Joe Nickell

The Case of the Haunting Handprints

Joe Nickell

The Future of the Center for Inquiry

Ronald A. Lindsay

The Pope’s Encyclical on Climate and the Planet: Will It Change the Debate?

Kendrick Frazier

The ‘Roswell Slides’ Fiasco: UFOlogy’s Biggest Black Eye

Robert Sheaffer

World-Changing Genius, Creativity, and Teamwork

Kendrick Frazier

Volume 39.4

July/August 2015

ADVERLYING: Disliking Advertising from an Informed Perspective

Steve Cuno

At Last a Photo of the Soul?

Joe Nickell

A Brief History of Scientific Celebrity

Declan Fahy

A Skeptic’s Guide to Ethical and Effective Curse Removal

Benjamin Radford

Covert Cognition: My So-Called Near-Death Experience

Stephanie Savage​

Diet-Heart: A Hypothesis in Crisis? Part 3: The Modern Macronutrient War Rages On

Kenneth W. Krause

Dillinger’s Ghost

Joe Nickell

Do We Really Want to Believe in UFOs?

Klaus Brasch

Homeopathy ‘Unsupported, Ineffective, Dangerous’: CFI Testimony to FDA

Michael De Dora

No Reason to Believe That Sykes’s Yeti-Bear Cryptid Exists

Ronald H. Pine and Eliécer E. Gutiérrez

Psychology and Psychotherapy: How Much Is Evidence-Based?

Harriet Hall

Skepticism through Stick Figures

Russ Dobler

The Mystery of TJIPETIR

Massimo Polidoro

The Return of Facilitated Communication

Terence Hines

Today’s Celebrity Scientists

Kendrick Frazier

Treemonisha: Scott Joplin’s Skeptical Black Opera

Bruce A. Thyer

UFO Conspiracies at the UFO Congress

Robert Sheaffer

Volume 39.3

May/June 2015

A Scientific Response to Chemophobia

Harriet Hall

A Special Issue on Medical Misinformation

Kendrick Frazier

A State of Many Mysteries

Susan Gerbic

Bias in Reporting of Medical Research: How Dangerous Is It?

Morton E. Tavel

Diet-Heart: A Hypothesis in Crisis? Part 2: The Modern Macronutrient Wars Begin

Kenneth W. Krause

Enter the Boy Wonder, Part 2 – Randi vs. Geller: How the Giant Battle Began

Massimo Polidoro

It’s Time for Science-Based Medicine

Steven Novella

Monster Lookalikes: Reflections of a Paranatural Naturalist

Joe Nickell

Pesticides: Just How Bad Are They?

Harriet Hall

Reams Urine & Saliva Testing: Don’t Waste Your Money

Thomas Patterson

Science Sells Out: Advertising Traditional Chinese Medicine in Three Supplements

David H. Gorski

Texas Monsters and the Chupacabra

Benjamin Radford

The ‘Food Babe’: A Taste of Her Own Medicine

Mark Aaron Alsip

The Meaning of Consensus in Science

David Morrison

Truth, Trouble, and Research Exposing Alt Med

Chris French

Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccination Movement: An Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

Lindsay Beyerstein

Were Half of Recently Declassified UFO Reports CIA Flights?

Robert Sheaffer

WHO’s Strategy on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Thomas P.C. Dorlo, Willem Betz, and Cees N.M. Renckens

Volume 39.2

March/April 2015

Africa’s Satanic Panic

Marc E. Fitch

Alien Lights? At Phoenix, Stephenville, and Elsewhere: A Postmortem

James McGaha and Joe Nickell

A Few Changes, and with Randi Down Under

Kendrick Frazier

Behind the Magic: An Interview with James Randi

Kylie Sturgess

Conspiracy Theories throughout American History

Peter Huston

Enter the Boy Wonder, Part 1 – Randi vs. Geller: How the Giant Battle Began

Massimo Polidoro

Evolution: The Big and the Small of It

Edouard Harris and Jérémie Harris

Organized Skepticism: Four Decades ... and Today

Kendrick Frazier

Scientist Photographs Plastic Alien at Area 51

Robert Sheaffer

Skeptical Psychology between Two Covers

Benjamin Radford

The Case of Gorter v. SKEPP: Court Says: ‘Quack’ Can Be Called ‘Quack’ Again

Willem Betz

The Great Stone Face and Other Nonmysteries

Martin Gardner

The New Pope Saints

Joe Nickell

The Skepticism of Clara Peller

Benjamin Radford

When Don’t the Highly Educated Believe in Evolution? The Bible Believers Effect

Charles S. Reichardt and Ian A. Saari

When Genealogy Gets Distorted

Kristin E. Harley

Yes, But How Do You Explain This?

Stephen Carey