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Book of Seasons: An Elegy, for Paul Kurtz
Can We Have Civilized Conversations about Touchy Science Policy Issues?
Courage, Optimism, and Thinking Big: An Exuberant Life Well Lived
Exuberant Champion of the New Enlightenment
Farewell, Fellow Warrior
In Memory of a Most Remarkable Man
Mystics, Mycobacterium, and the Gospel of Matthew
Paul Kurtz and the Virtue of Skepticism
Paul Kurtz, Philosopher, Humanist Leader, and Founder of the Modern Skeptical Movement, Dies at 86
Physicists against Philosophers
Science Journalist Leon Jaroff, Eighty-Five
Science Writers Gone Wild?
Smithsonian-Affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum Promised to Reveal ‘UFO Secrets’
The Math Behind the Myths
The Modern Skeptical Movement Would Not Exist without Him
The Mysterious Bee Deaths
The Return of Repressed-Memory Satanic Ritual Stories
Aztec Saucer Crash Story Rises from the Dead?
A Golden Age of Harmony? Misrepresenting Science and History in the 1001 Inventions Exhibit
Four Realms of Inquiry
Mystery Solved—According to Whom?
National Geographic’s Chasing UFOs—‘Investigation as Farce’
Not So Smart Thinking
Phrenology’s Lessons for Today
Singularity As Pseudoscience
The Higgs Boson and the Future of Physics
Are Conservatives and Liberals Different People?
Art and Skepticism
Art and Skepticism Introduction
Confirmation Bias and Art
Enumerating the Problems with Young-Earth Creationism
Nighthawks State of Mind
Saving Us from Sweets: This Is Science and Government on Sugar
Science and Art: Complementary Disciplines
The ‘Murder’ of Vincent van Gogh
The Puzzle of the Implausible
‘Top Ten’ UFO Case: Yukon, Canada, 1996—Busted!
Tracking the Chupachameleon: Chupacabra Iconography
What’s So Bad about Ad Hoc Hypotheses?
XKCD: A Perfect Marriage of Snark and Skepticism
Besieging the Last Bastions of Race
Dinodang: The Melon Rex Myth
Diving HeadOn into Pseudoscience
Dr. Phil Gives Psychics a Pass
Explanations in Search of Observations
Flying Saucer or Fly: The Case UFO Skeptics Have Been Dreading?
‘Mystery Illness’ in Western New York: Is Social Networking Spreading Mass Hysteria?
Political Myths that Influence Voters
Stairway to Heaven: A Firsthand Account of a UFO Sighting
The Top 20 Logical Fallacies
Why the GOP Distrusts Science
Answers for Kids from Twelve to Eighty-Two
A Feeble Challenge to Evolution from ‘Reasons to Believe’
Being Reasonable about Neuroscience
Bigfoot on Film: A Comprehensive Guide
Dealing with Believers During Skeptical Investigation
Gender Personality Differences: Planets or P.O. Boxes, Evidence or Ideology?
Is Science the Antidote to Deepak Chopra’s Spirituality?
Join the Boycott to Protest the CIA Cover-Up of President Obama’s Trips to Mars
Psychoanalysis and Social Constructivism
Ten Myths about the Titanic
The Roswell Syndrome . . . and Pseudoskepticism
The Trouble with Pseudoskepticism
A Droll Stroll Down Skeptical Lane
Disclosure by the Dozens
Do Einstein’s Laws Endorse Ghosts?
Getting People Emotionally Invested
Ghost-Busted! Phony Tales of Dixie Spirits
My Ephemeral Friend
New Life for Human (Therapeutic) Cloning? Whence Come the Eggs?
SI Column on Teacher Unions Generates Storm of Reader Reaction
Skepticism One Wikipage at a Time
The Case for Aggressive Evolutionary Science
UFOs? Yes. Crashes and Conspiracies? No.