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Volume 35.5

September/October 2011

An Ambitious, Hopeful Response to 9/11

Charles M. Wynn Sr.

A Flawed Attempt to Reconcile Religion and Science

Jim Clark

A Modern Fable about Science and Religion

Joe Szimhart

Civilizations Lost and Found: Fabricating History - Part One: An Alternate Reality

Kenneth Feder, Bradley T. Lepper, Terry A. Barnhart, and Deborah A. Bolnick

Commie Nazi Saucer Crashed at Roswell

Robert Sheaffer

Dowsing: Dubious, Discredited, and Dangerous

Ben Radford

Eight Impediments to Rationality

Peter Lamal

Engineering Truth

Robert Blaskiewicz

In Search of the Emerald Grail

Joe Nickell

On Miracles–Again

Massimo Pigliucci

Selling Stem Cell Hype

Steven Novella

The Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Pastafarian Quatrains

Jonathan C. Smith

The Haunted Brain

Richard Wiseman

The Life and Death of ‘Living God’ Sathya Sai Baba

Ryan Shaffer

The Myth of Chastity Belts

Massimo Polidoro

The Perpetual Quest

Dimitry Rotstein

When the Shrinks Ignore Science, Sue Them

James D. Herbert and Richard Redding

Who Really Wants Reliable Scientific Information?

Kendrick Frazier

Why Belief Always Comes First

Harriet Hall

Volume 35.4

July/August 2011

2012: Peter Gersten’s ‘Leap of Faith’

Robert Sheaffer

A Bestiary of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Notes from the Front Line

Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller

A Slam-Dunk Debunk

Matt Crowley

Conflicts of Interest in Alternative Medicine

Edzard Ernst

Dave Thomas vs. Jesse Ventura: The Skeptical Smackdown

Ben Radford

Deliberate Ignorance

Keith Taylor

Escaping Mortality

Daniel Grassam

Examining 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Kendrick Frazier

He Sees Dead People

Robert Sheaffer

Is There a 100C Grain of Truth to Homeopathy?

Ben Radford

Medium Allison DuBois Is Tested—and Fails—in the Real World

Ryan Shaffer

‘Messages’ from the 9/11 Dead

Joe Nickell

Personal Genomics: The Fine Line between Science and Narcissism

Massimo Pigliucci

Photos of Ghosts: The Burden of Believing the Unbelievable

Massimo Polidoro

Popper vs. Kuhn: The Battle for Understanding How Science Works

Massimo Pigliucci

The 2012 Doomsday Hoax: Update II

David Morrison

The 9/11 Truth Movement: The Top Conspiracy Theory, a Decade Later

Dave Thomas

The Séances of ‘Hellish Nell’: Solving the Unexplained

Joe Nickell

What Is Acupuncture?

Steven Novella

Women and High-End Science: Nurture or Nature, Prejudice or Preference?

Kenneth W. Krause

Volume 35.3

May/June 2011

Abductology Implodes

Robert Sheaffer

Anomaly Hunting

Ben Radford

A Skeptical Look at a Remarkable Case Report of ‘Overnight’ Amnesia

Harald Merckelbach, Thomas Merten, and Scott O. Lilienfeld

Denisovans and Human Hybrids in the Game-Changing Age of Paleogenetics

Kenneth W. Krause

Fresh Voice, Passionate Polemic

Ryan Seals

GHO$TLY ENDEAVOR: Ethical Issues Haunt Kentucky Press

Joe Nickell

I Was a Teenage Psychic

Massimo Polidoro

Pop Culture and Questionable Cases

Kendrick Frazier

Power Lines and Cancer, Distant Healing and Health Care: Magnetism Misrepresented and Misunderstood

Eugenie V. Mielczarek and Derek C. Araujo1

Slaying the Vampire: Solving the Chupacabra Mystery

Ben Radford

The Case of the Miracle Oil

Joe Nickell

The Memory of Water

Steven Novella

The Numerology of 23

Mark Benecke

The Problem with Neurosexism

Massimo Pigliucci

The Science of Unique Events

Massimo Pigliucci

Three Types of Evidence Lacking for Paranormal Claims

Jonathan C. Smith

Two Views of the War on Cancer

Harriet Hall

We Live in Perilous Times for Science

Elizabeth Loftus

Volume 35.2

March/April 2011

A Little Too Grand?

Justin Trottier

Back from the Future: Parapsychology and the Bem Affair

James Alcock

Debunking the Trauma Myth

Ben Radford

Do Scientists Know Everything?

Keith Taylor

God in the News Again

Mark Levy

Heaven’s Stenographer: The ‘Guided’ Hand of Vassula Ryden

Joe Nickell

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: Cure-All or Just One More Unproven Therapy?

Clifford W. Beninger

Magic or Miracle?

Massimo Polidoro

On Time Travel

Massimo Pigliucci

Padre Pio: Scandals of a Saint

Joe Nickell

Religion on Politics on Science: The Rough Ride for Stem Cells Continues

Kenneth W. Krause

Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses

Reynold Spector

Strange Problems in the Wegman Report

John R. Mashey

The Mysterious Morgellons Malady

Ben Radford

‘Unexplained’ Cases —Only If You Ignore All Explanations

Robert Sheaffer

Washington Rally to Restore Sanity a Plea for Reason

Benjamin Wolozin

Why the Bem Experiments Are Not Parapsychology’s Next Big Thing

Kendrick Frazier

Volume 35.1

January/February 2011

Defending Isagenix: A Case Study in Flawed Thinking

Harriet Hall

Magnetic Healing: An Old Scam That Never Dies

Steven Novella

‘Pop’ Culture: Patent Medicines Become Soda Drinks

Joe Nickell

The Aura: A Brief Review

Bridgette M. Perez

The Conspiracy Meme

Ted Goertzel

The Right Stuff

Steven Doloff

The Voynich Manuscript: The Book Nobody Can Read

Klaus Schmeh

Volume 34.6

November/December 2010

Frankenstein Was Not a Doctor

Ron Watkins

From the Edge of Postcards: The Wem Ghost Photo

Blake Smith

Ghost-Hunting Mistakes: Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

Ben Radford

Hovering UFO Closes Chinese Airport

Robert Sheaffer

How to Make a Monster!

Massimo Polidoro

Infrared Cameras and Ghost Hunting

Ben Radford

MythBusters’s Adam Savage

Karen Stollznow

The Poor, Misunderstood Placebo

Steven Novella

The Storms over Climate Change

David Morrison

The True Cross: Chaucer, Calvin, and the Relic Mongers

Joe Nickell