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Volume 34.4

July / August 2010

A Skeptic’s View of Pharmaceutical Progress

Reynold Spector

Fabricating Communication

Maarten Boudry, Roeland Termote, and Willem Betz

Oscar, the Death-Predicting Cat

Joe Nickell

Testing for X-Ray Vision

Massimo Polidoro

The Mysterious Invisible ‘Rods’

Ben Radford

The Real ‘Ghost Whisperer’

Joe Nickell

Thinking Critically about Computer Security Trade-offs

Adam Slagell

Volume 34.3

May / June 2010

Abductions and Hoaxes

Joe Nickell

Chasing the Ghost Bird

Ben Radford

Did a Cosmic Impact Kill the Mammoths?

David Morrison

How to Test a Miracle

Massimo Polidoro

Power Balance Technology

Harriet Hall

Review of “Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be” by Daniel Loxton

Ben Radford

The War of the Weasels

Dave Thomas

War of the Weasels

Dave Thomas

When Scientists Actually Change Their Minds

Mark Boslough

Volume 34.2

March / April 2010

American Physical Society Rejects Climate Anti-Science

John R. Mashey

An Eye for the Ladies

Kenneth W. Krause

Bigfoot Beliefs in Cultural Context

Ben Radford

BodyTalk: Boon or Bogus?

Ben Radford

Climate Denialism

Massimo Pigliucci

Disinformation about Global Warming

David Morrison

Encounters with Aliens (the Local Kind)

Martin Bridgstock

Entertainment, Fakery, and Ambiguity: Examining New York’s ‘Fortune Telling Law’

Ryan Shaffer

Faith in the Power of Witchcraft

Anthony Layng

Famous Socorro ‘UFO Landing’ a Student Prank?

Robert Sheaffer

James Arthur Ray: New Age Guru and Sweat Lodge Culprit

Martin Gardner

John Edward: Spirit Huckster

Joe Nickell

Mann Bites Dog: Why ‘Climategate’ Was Newsworthy

Mark Boslough

Oprah Winfrey: Bright (but Gullible) Billionaire

Martin Gardner

Our Deliberate Slide into Ignorance

Keith Taylor

Psychic Defective: Sylvia Browne’s History of Failure

Ryan Shaffer and Agatha Jadwiszczok

Solving a Mysterious Event from Long Ago

Terence Hines

The Mystery of the Moving Tombstone

Massimo Polidoro

The Psychic and the Serial Killer: Examining the ‘Best Case’ for Psychic Detectives

Ben Radford

Things We Know That Are Not So

Peter Lamal

Volume 34.1

January / February 2010

2012: Not a Complete Disaster

Ben Radford

Assessing the Credibility of CFI’s Credibility Project

Gary Posner

Belgian Miracles

Joe Nickell

Coral Castle: Fact and Folklore

Karen Stollznow

Court Vindicates Doctor Who Questioned Fertility Study

The Editors

Creation: A Cinematic Look at Charles Darwin

Ben Radford

Cryptozoology Museum Opens in Maine

Ben Radford

CSI’s ‘UFOs: The Space-Age Mythology’

Dave Thomas

Edmund (Pseudo) Scientific Sells ‘Ghost Detectors’

Matt Lowry

‘Heads I Win, Tails You Lose’: How Parapsychologists Nullify Null Results

Richard Wiseman

Hyperbaric Therapy for Autism: Airy Promises

Ben Radford

Is There a Difference between Basic and Applied Science?

Massimo Pigliucci

Latest Texas ‘Chupacabra’ Exhibited in Creationist Museum

Ben Radford

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

NASA Tries to Bomb Star Visitors

Robert Sheaffer

‘Noetic Science’ in The Lost Symbol

Joe Nickell

Norm Levitt: An Obituary

Jay M. Pasachoff

Notes on the News: Deception, Notoriety, and Credulity in Our Infotainment Age

Kendrick Frazier

The One True Cause of All Disease

Harriet Hall

Religious Fundamentalism and Same-Sex Marriage

Anthony Layng

Response to ‘Assessing the Credibility of CFI’s Credibility Project’

Stuart Jordan

The Scourge of Cancer

Kendrick Frazier

The Shroud of Turin Duplicated

Massimo Polidoro

Stephen Fry—Last Chance to Think

Kylie Sturgess

Thomas Gold: Is the Origin of Oil Nonbiological?

Martin Gardner

The War on Cancer A Progress Report for Skeptics

Reynold Spector

Wedge Strategy Update: Intelligent Design Creationism Since the Dover Trial

Barbara Forrest

When Does a Person Become a Human Subject?

Mary M. Livingston and Jerome J. Tobacyk

Volume 33.6

November / December 2009

Alternate Cover

csicop.org

Ask the Outlaw Skeptic

csicop.org

Bill Maher: Crank and Comic

Martin Gardner

CSI Launches New Web Site

Timothy Binga

Dinosaur Adventure Land Facing Possible IRS Seizure

Greg Martinez

Editor’s Note

Ben Radford

Eusapia Palladino, Queen of the Cabinet, Part 4

Massimo Polidoro

Introducing Skepticism 2.0

Kendrick Frazier

The Invisible Disorder

Mark Durm

John A. Keel, Mothman Writer, Paranormalist Trickster (1930-2009)

Robert Sheaffer

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Messages to ‘Ask an Astrobiologist,’ May 2009

David Morrison

Moon Hoax Resolved: New Lunar Orbiter Images Show Moon Landers, Astronauts’ Tracks

David Morrison

The Moral Duty of a Skeptic

Massimo Pigliucci

The Myth of the Walking Tree

Ben Radford

Nigerian Scam Mastermind Sentenced in Australia

Kendrick Frazier

The Paradoxical Future of Skepticism

Daniel Loxton

Pew/AAAS Poll: Public Likes Science but Still Disagrees with Scientists on Controversial Issues

Kendrick Frazier

Psychic Exploits Horrific Abduction Case

Ben Radford

The Real Secrets of Fatima

Joe Nickell

Reinventing the Skeptic Conference

Reed Esau

Skeptical Books for Children and Young Adults

Timothy Binga

Skeptical Parenting: Raising Young Critical Thinkers

Heidi Anderson

Skeptical Programs for Generation Y and Beyond

Barry Karr

Skepticism 2.0

D.J. Grothe

Skepticism and Blogging

Karen Stollznow

Skepticism: New Paths Ahead

Jeff Wagg

Skepticism via YouTube

Tim Farley

A Skeptic’s Guide to Podcasts

D.J. Grothe

State-Sponsored Quackery: Feng Shui and Snake Oil for California Nurses

Owen Hammer and James Underdown

Surfing for Skeptics

Blake Smith

Talking Skepticism to Generation Y

Justin Trottier

Update on the Nibiru 2012 ‘Doomsday’

David Morrison

Volume 33.5

September / October 2009

Ask The Outlaw Skeptic

The Editors

Bobby Fischer: Genius and Idiot

Martin Gardner

Can a Reasonable Skeptic Support Climate Change Legislation?

Stuart Jordan

Cell Phones, Power Lines, Video Games…and Much Else

Kendrick Frazier

Comments on NDE Experiment: Ethical Concerns

Christopher C. French

Comments on NDE Experiment: Ethical Concerns

Susan Blackmore

Does Subliminal Persuasion Work? It Depends on Your Motivation and Awareness.

Brandon Randolph-Seng and Robert D. Mather

Eusapia Palladino, Queen of the Cabinet, Part 3

Massimo Polidoro

Exercising the Brain Gym

Ben Radford

A Growing Hysteria

Lorne Trottier

Hidden Messages

Dave Thomas

The Last Laugh

Ben Radford

Leadership Changes at the Center for Inquiry

The Editors

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Logophobia

Massimo Pigliucci

Modern-Day DaVinci’s ROM: Range of Motion or Rip Off Machine?

Ben Radford

NDE Experiment: Ethical Concerns

Sebastian Dieguez

New Champ Lake Monster Video Surfaces

Ben Radford

‘None of This Is True’: Do Disclaimers about the Paranormal Really Work?

Richard wiseman, Chris French, and Caroline Watt

Pirates’ Ghosts: Aar-r-gh!

Joe Nickell

Power Line Panic and Mobile Mania

S.T. Lakshmikumar

The Questionable Research of Hans Holzer, Dean of Ghost Hunters (1920-2009)

Joe Nickell

Skeptic’s Web Site Becomes Advertising for Psychic Business

Ryan Shaffer

The Pseudoscience of Anti-Anti-UFOlogy

Robert Sheaffer

Third Annual IIG Awards: Mythbusters and Nickell Honored, Ben Stein Lampooned.

Owen Hammer

The Varied Concepts of ‘Epidemic’ and Our Varied Reactions

Peter Lamal

Violent Video Games: Dogma, Fear, and Pseudoscience

Christopher J. Ferguson

Viral Video Cell-Phone Scare

Tracy King

What’s New? Observations on Science and Fringe Science from Bob Park

Robert L. Park