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Volume 40.6

November/December 2016

A Glimpse Backward—and Forward—at Skepticism’s Big Tent

Benjamin Radford

Bigfoot and I: Reflections on Forty Years of Skepticism

Eugenie Scott

Dispelling Demons: Detective Work at The Conjuring House

Joe Nickell

From Tiny Acorns…

Christopher C. French

Houdini and the Cancer of Superstition

Massimo Polidoro

How I Got Hooked on the Skeptical World

Susan Gerbic

Michael Mann and the Climate Wars

Mark Boslough

MUFON Gets into the Bigfoot Business

Robert Sheaffer

My Personal Odyssey in Skepticism

Harriet Hall

‘M’ Is for Mysterious Marks

Benjamin Radford

Nuclear Power and the Psychology of Evaluating Risk

Daniel A. Vogel

Skeptical Activism from the Bottom Up

Michael Marshall

Spreading Skepticism

Wendy M. Grossman

Superstition Masquerading as Science

Rachel Ammirati, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Dean McKay

The Day the World Changed . . . for Me

Richard Saunders

Winning the Vaccine War

Matt Nisbet

Volume 40.5

September/October 2016

Alternative Medicine Is a Playground for Apologists

Edzard Ernst

Authority and Skepticism

Daniel C. Dennett

Dog Behavior: Beneath the Veneer of ‘Man’s Best Friend’

Kenneth W. Krause

Fate: Inventing Reasons for the Things That Happen

Stuart Vyse

How Can Skepticism Do Better?

Scott O. Lilienfeld

Issues in Science and Skepticism

Kendrick Frazier

Ley Lines: Investigating on Site

Joe Nickell

Our Conspiracy-Generating Brains

Steven Caldwell Brown

Playing to an Empty Room: Ghost Hunting and ‘Singapore Theory’

Benjamin Radford

Promote Reason, Prevent Climate Catastrophes: Let’s Get ’Er Done

Bill Nye

Science and Skepticism

Lawrence M. Krauss

Skepticism Evolves—and So Does the Paranormal

Martin Bridgstock

The Better Angels of Our Nature vs. the Internet

David J. Helfand

The Science Literacy Paradox

Matt Nisbet

Time to Upgrade the Skeptical Operating System. Reboot.

Sharon Hill

‘UFO Disclosure’ Happening Again This Year

Robert Sheaffer

What Science Is and How and Why It Works

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Why I Am Optimistic about the Future of Skepticism

Richard Wiseman

Why Science and Religion are Irreconcilable

James M. Clark

Why Skepticism?

Steven Novella

William Tell: Myth or Reality?

Massimo Polidoro

Volume 40.4

July/August 2016

Artistic Provocations from 
Skeptical Inquirers: An Exhibit

Massimo Pigliucci

A Skeptical Response to Science Denial

John Cook

Bad Medicine

Bernard M. Patten

Dear Readers, This Is about You . . . and Us

csicop.org

Does Astrology Need to Be True? A Thirty-Year Update

Geoffrey Dean

Does E = mc2 Imply Mysticism?

Sadri Hassani

Does the Universe Revolve around Me?

Matthew P. Wiesner

Egging the Equator

Benjamin Radford

Good News for Grouches: Happiness May Be Overrated

Stuart Vyse

Heavy with Praise, Light with Skepticism

James Alcock

Jesse James’s ‘Haunts’: Legends, History, and Forensic Science

Joe Nickell

Obesity: ‘Fat Chance’ or Failure of Sincerity?

Kenneth W. Krause

Partisan Pandemics

Matt Nisbet

The Do’s and Don’ts of Trusting Science

Faye Flam

The ‘Phoenix Lights’ Become an ‘Incident’

Robert Sheaffer

Two Artists Combine Art, 
Science, and Skepticism

Russ Dobler

Volume 40.3

May/June 2016

A Testament of Belief Masquerading as Science

Michael J. Reynolds

Creators of the Paranormal

Joe Nickell

CRISPR-Cas9: Not Just Another Scientific Revolution

Kenneth W. Krause

Dissociation and Paranormal Beliefs, Toward a Taxonomy of Belief in the Unreal

Matthew J. Sharps, Schuyler W. Liao, and Megan R. Herrera

Don’t Fear a Franken Public

Matt Nisbet

Gallows Ghosts? Mystery at Brisbane’s Tower Mill

Joe Nickell

Hallucination or Revelation?

Harriet Hall

New X-Files Renews Cover-Up Conspiracy Claims

Robert Sheaffer

Scientific Reasoning at the USAF Academy: An Examination into Titanium-Treated Necklaces

Craig A. Foster, Christopher K, McClernon, and Richard F. Reich

Stick It In Your Ear! How Not To Do Science

Harriet Hall

Theresa Caputo: The Fake Long Island Medium

Massimo Polidoro

The Art and Science of the Scam: Implications for Skeptics

Scott O. Lilienfeld

The Nature of ‘Nature’

Paul Brown

U.K. Viral ‘Ghost Photo’ Explained

Benjamin Radford

Volume 40.2

March/April 2016

Another Really Bad Week for the Supplements Industry, Including Criminal Charges

Steven Salzberg

A Celebrity’s Experience in Scientology

Wendy M. Grossman

A Numerate Life

John Allen Paulos

Biological Race and the Problem of Human Diversity

Kenneth W. Krause

Clear Thinking About Cancer

Harriet Hall

Cyptozology and Global Warming

Benjamin Radford

Divine Providence or Divine Malfeasance: A Skeptical Inquiry

Nicholas S. Molinari

Does the Scientific Method Have Biblical Origins?

Brian Bolton

Guns: Feeling Safe Does Not Equal Being Safe

Stuart Vyse

In Search of Mary Magdalene

Massimo Polidoro

Missiles and Saucers

Robert Sheaffer

Searching for the Yowie, the Down Under Bigfoot

Joe Nickell

Shifting the Conversation about Climate Change

Matt Nisbet

Skepticism and the Nature of the Mind

Daniel A. Vogel

The Mote in Thy Brother’s Eye

Thomas Gilovich and Lee Ross

The Physics of Martial Arts

Peter Huston

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

Pseudorelatos sobre el chupacabras

Benjamin Radford, traducido por Alejandro Borgo – CFI/Argentina

Skepticism in Popular Music: The Art of Discourse

Susan Gerbic

The Brown Mountain Lights: Solved! (Again!)

Joe Nickell

The ‘Lie Detector’ Test Revisited: 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

The X-Files Effect? Research Suggests We Shouldn’t Worry so Much over the Hit TV Series

Matt Nisbet

Trends in Scientific Knowledge, Education, and Religion

Charles S. Reichardt