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Volume 32.4

July / August 2008

AGU Reverses Position on Climate Change

The Editors

Alternative Science

Massimo Pigliucci

Anomalous Cognition: A Meeting of Minds?

Amir Raz

Anomalous Cognition? A Second Perspective

Ray Hyman

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

James Randi

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

David Morrison

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

Martin Gardner

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

Kendrick Frazier

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

Greg Bear

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

Alan Dean Foster

Arthur ‘N’ Me

Harlan Ellison©

The Beginner’s Guide to ‘Holistic’ Wellness

Dimitry Rotstein

Broadening Our Scientific Horizons

Kenneth W. Krause

But You Deceived Me! The Necessity of Deception in Investigation of the Paranormal

Katharine Merow

Clarke, Cognition, and the Presidential Campaign

Kendrick Frazier

Controversy Erupts Over Errors, Bias in Textbook Examined by CFI

Henry Huber

Court Dismisses Cha Suit, Vindicates Flamm on Questioned Prayer/Fertility Study

The Editors

Court Dismisses Cha Suit, Vindicates Flamm on Questioned Prayer/Fertility Study

The Editors

The Fallacy of Misplaced Rationalism

Robert Sheaffer

Gardnerian Whimsy and Insight, New and Old

Sid Deutsch

The Idene: An Early Appearance of the Meme’s Meme(s)?

Ralph H. Lutts

In a Mirror, Darkly: Does Superstition Reflect Rationality?

Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

Likely Voters Prefer Evolution over Creationism

Greg Laden

The Mysterious Phoenix Lights

Ben Radford

New Books

The Editors

Paul Kurtz calls Expelled Film ‘Anti-Science Propaganda’

Nathan Bupp

Photoghosts: Images of the Spirit Realm?

Joe Nickell

A Physicist’s Spirited Defense of String Theory and Science

Justin Trottier

Physics for the People

Daniel Grassam

Pseudoscientists and Their Worlds

Donald Simanek

Richard Dawkins Replies

Richard Dawkins

A Skeleton’s Tale: The Origins of Modern Spiritualism

Joe Nickell

The Spate of Bogus Research Papers from Korean Scientists

Frank Reiser

Stamps of Approval for Four U.S. Scientists; Carl Sagan Next?

The Editors

When Faith Kills: Christian Healing at the Expense of Rational Medicine

Kenneth W. Krause

Volume 32.3

May / June 2008

Ann Coulter Takes on Darwin

Martin Gardner

Anonymous vs. Scientology

Karen Stollznow

Bones of Contention

Edward H. Jones

Brain Neuroimaging Experiments find ‘Evidence against Existence of Psi’ ... or Do They?

Kendrick Frazier

Coffee—with Strings

William Orem

Creationist Peer Review

Massimo Pigliucci

Dangers of Animal Rights Extremists

Kendrick Frazier

Darwin Day 2008: CFI/Los Angeles Stages Rare Reading of Steve Allen’s Meeting of Minds

Bob Ladendorf

Electric Asteroid Zaps Earth

Robert Sheaffer

Entertainment, Religion, and the Decline of Society

Peter Lamal

Eucharistic ‘Miracles’

Joe Nickell

Expelling All Reason

Dan Whipple

How to Study Reincarnation: Guidelines for Research

Kendrick Frazier

The Human Nature Project

Lionel Tiger

If It Exists, It Is Natural

Jeremy M. Harris

Just Like Jedi Knights (If Only)

Massimo Polidoro

Merchandising God: The Pope Tart

Karen Stollznow

NASA’s Mysterious ‘Man on Mars’ Photo

Ben Radford

The Nature of the Supernatural

Daniel R. Altschuler

New Books

The Editors

Scientists say Nullo Modo (No Way) to Pope

Frank Reiser

Sir Edmund Hillary, Explorer, Skeptic (1919-2008)

Joe Nickell

Skeptical Ethics— What Should We Investigate?

Martin Bridgstock

Some Splainin’ to Do

George Englebretsen

WARNING: Animal Extremists are Dangerous to Your Health

P. Michael Conn and James V. Parker

What Would Jesus Deface?

Kat Meltzer

Zombies and Tetrodotoxin

Terence Hines

Volume 32.2

March / April 2008

Alien Ghosts at Roswell

Robert Sheaffer

Altercation with a (Criss) Angel

Jim Underdown

Bad Journalism Misleads Public about Psychics

Ben Radford

Bark at the Moon

Ben Radford

Born Again, Inc.: Senate Investigating Six Prophets for Profit

Donna Danford

CFI Attacks Dismissal of Texas Educator for Her Pro-Evolution Actions

The Editors

China Gone Modern

Kendrick Frazier

The Comic Pratfalls of Richard Roberts

Martin Gardner

Declaration Defends Europe’s Genetically Modified Maize

Michel Naud

Dennett: Teach Children All the Facts about their Religion

Kendrick Frazier

Entombed Alive!

Joe Nickell

The Force of Change in China

Kendrick Frazier

Gary Schwartz’s Energy Healing Experiments: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Harriet Hall

Gell-Mann: Reality is Out There . . . and It’s Beautiful

Kendrick Frazier

‘I Am Houdini! And You Are a Fraud!’

Massimo Polidoro

Let’s Keep Our Cool about Global Warming

Bjørn Lomborg

Natalee Holloway Disappearance Unsolved; Case Closed

Ben Radford

New Books

The Editors

The New China and the Old

Paul Kurtz

New National Academy Book Defends Evolution

The Editors

Quoteworthy

The Editors

Science Leaders, CFI Call for Science Debate among Presidential Candidates

The Editors

Ten Million Marriages: An Astrological Detective Story

David Voas

The Strange Case of Frank Jennings Tipler

Martin Gardner

Toward a Consilience of Sciences and Humanities?

Massimo Pigliucci

Tunguska Asteroid Size Downgraded by New Computer Simulations

The Editors

Two Meanings of ‘Faith’ Confuse Even Scientists

Robert L. Park

Update News Notes

The Editors

Volume 32.1

January / February 2008

Born to Believe

David Ludden

Chiropractic: A Profession Seeking Identity

Samuel Homola

Council of Europe Approves Resolution against Creationism

Martin Mahner

Creationism, Catastrophism, and Velikovsky

William D. Stansfield

Dangerous Ideas on the Loose

Kenneth W. Krause

A Darwinian View of a Hostile Atheist

Irwin Tessman

The Difference between Hahnemann and Darwin

U. Kutschera

Difficulty in Debunking Myths Rooted in the Way the Mind Works

Shankar Vedantam

Exciting UFOs Become Bland IFOs

Joe Nickell

Haunting Evidence Follow-Up: TV Psychic Detectives Fail Again

Ben Radford

How to ‘Haunt’ A House

Ben Radford

Is Intelligent Design Creationism?

Massimo Pigliucci

The Legend of the Pied Piper

Massimo Polidoro

New Books

The Editors

One Large Defeat for Science in Canada

Gary Bauslaugh

A Painful Legal Case is Resolved in Favor of Open Inquiry

Kendrick Frazier

The Science of Chemistry

Ben Radford

A Skeptical Consumer’s Look at Chiropractic Claims: Flimflam in Florida?

Bruce Thyer and Gary Whittenberger

Stalking the Nutty Notions

Robert L. Wolke

Unrivaled Acumen, Communitarian Passion

Kenneth W. Krause

Whatever Happened to ‘Jane Doe’?

Carol Tavris

Volume 31.6

November / December 2007

The Anti-Vaccination Movement

Steven Novella

The Best of All Health Care

Edzard Ernst

Beyond Selfish Genes

Massimo Pigliucci

Biodynamics in the Wine Bottle

Douglass Smith and Jesús Barquín

Cosmos and Commentary

Kenneth W. Krause

Endless Forms, Endless Controversy

Greg Martinez

The End of the Einstein-Astrology-Supporter Hoax

Denis Hamel

The Global Warming Debate: Science and Scientists in a Democracy

Stuart Jordan

Governed By Emotion

Peter Lamal

The Greatest Occultist in Western History?

Richard Petraitis

Interview with Roy Richard Grinker

Ben Radford

Kitzmiller v. Homo Boobiens

Greg Martinez

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Masaru Emoto’s Wonderful World of Water

Harriet Hall

The Netherlands: Visions and Revisions

Joe Nickell

New Books

The Editors

Out of Body and in the Lab: New Experiments Stimulate Seeing Self Elsewhere

Kendrick Frazier

Over the Hill on UFO Abductions

Robert Sheaffer

Paul MacCready (1923-2007)

The Editors

Protecting Our Valuable Vaccine Programs

Kendrick Frazier

Ralph Estling, Eclectic Writer, 1930-2007

Chris Brewchorne

Spook Hills in the Lab

Massimo Polidoro

Studies Challenge Garlic, Beetroot Treatments against HIV

The Editors

A Time to Die

Ben Radford

Tributes to Barry Beyerstein, Champion of Critical Thinking, Skeptical Inquiry

James Alcock

Tribute to Barry Beyerstein

Lee Moller

Vaccine Safety: Vaccines Are One of Public Health’s Great Accomplishments

Richard G. Judelsohn

Weekly World News Dies in Print, Lives On on the Web

David Park Musella

What is Common about Common Sense? Perspectives from Anthropology

Lathel F. Duffield

‘Why Won’t They Admit They’re Wrong?’ and Other Skeptics’ Mysteries

Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

Volume 31.5

September / October 2007

AIDS Denialism and Science

Kendrick Frazier

AIDS Denialism vs. Science

Nicoli Nattrass

Andrew Franknoi Honored for Excellence in Astronomy Teaching

The Editors

Betty Hill’s Last Hurrah

Robert Sheaffer

Carroll, Forrest, Kroto Elected CSI Fellows; Mooney, Nisbet Named Consultants

Kendrick Frazier

CFI Calls for Protecting Science and Research Findings from Political Interference

Kendrick Frazier

CSI’s Robert P. Balles Award Goes to Guardian ‘Bad Science’ Columnist Ben Goldacre

The Editors

Evolution in the Limelight

Austin Dacey and Derek Araujo

Fix Your Ruptured Disk without Surgery?

Harriet Hall

Gallup Polls Show Split on Evolution (Dis)Belief by Politics, Religion

Kendrick Frazier

Global Warming: Critical Reaction, Support, and Author Response

The Editors

How to Survive the Apocalypse

Stephen T. Asma

Is This Article on Conspiracies Part of a Conspiracy?

Chris Volkay

‘John of God’: Healings by Entities?

Joe Nickell

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

The Loch Ness Critter

Joe Nickell

The Man Who Fooled Edison ... but Not Houdini

Massimo Polidoro

A Model UFO Debunking

Robert Sheaffer

A Model UFO Debunking

Robert Sheaffer

Mythic Creatures, Bigger than Life

Edward Summer

New Books

The Editors

The (Non)Mysterious Orbs

Ben Radford

One Small Victory in Canada in Support of Evolution

Bruce Pendergast

Quack Attacker Returns after Legal Threat

Mark Neunder

Quoteworthy

The Editors

Santa Fe ‘Courthouse Ghost’ Mystery Solved

Ben Radford

Skeptical Community Laments Loss of Barry Beyerstein, Psychologist, CSI Council Member

Amanda Chesworth and Barry Karr

Storm World

Chris Mooney

This is the Forum Column That Goes Like This

Ralph Estling

The Trouble with Memetics

Massimo Pigliucci

A Welcome Compilation of Classic Critiques

Angelo Stagnaro