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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

Volume 31.4

July / August 2007

Addressing the Crucial Issues of Stem-Cell Research

Kenneth W. Krause

An Effective, Positive Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking

David W. Clapsaddle

A Call to Be Heeded

Peter Lamal

Cinema Fiction vs. Physics Reality: Ghosts, Vampires, and Zombies

Costas J. Efthimiou and Sohang Gandhi

‘Court TV’ Psychic Loses to Skeptic in Real Court

Gary Posner

CSI Executive Council Members Meet in D.C., Speak on Restoring Scientific Integrity

The Editors

The Earth and Stars in the Lunar Sky

William C. Keel

Feng Shui and Monkey Madness at the L.A. Zoo

Jim Underdown

The Fingerprint Controversy

Simon A. Cole

First They Came for Darwin, Then They Came for Copernicus and Galileo…

Robert Sheaffer

Getting It Right, or Brooklyn Is Not Expanding

Ralph Estling

Global Climate Change Triggered by Global Warming

Stuart Jordan

Hope for the Future, and Early Reaction on Global Warming

Kendrick Frazier

Islam’s Troubled Relationships with Science

Harry Eagar

Is Dawkins Deluded? When Scientists Talk About Religion

Massimo Pigliucci

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Little Audrey: The Life and Death of a ‘Victim Soul’

Joe Nickell

Might Fright Cause White?

Ben Radford

New Findings Show Some Improvements in U.S. Science Literacy

The Editors

Onward Science Soldiers

Victor Stenger

Peru’s Ancient Mysteries

Joe Nickell

The PhD Degree and Biblical Fundamentalism

William D. Stansfield

Philadelphia Psychics Shut Down, Then Allowed to Reopen

Ben Radford

Psychic Events Workshop Fails APA Curriculum Requirement

Yancy B. McDougal

The Quest for the ‘Real’ Robin Hood

Massimo Polidoro

Stem Cells: President Bush Vows to Protect One-Celled People

Robert L. Park

Superhero Science

Ben Radford

The Two-Months Argument for Parapsychological Research

Jesper Jerkert

Why I Burned a BIble

Joe Szimhart

Why Religion and Medicine Don’t Mix

Kenneth W. Krause

Volume 31.3

May / June 2007

A Warming Climate for Climate Warming

Kendrick Frazier

Baby, It’s Warm Outside: 2006 Warmest Year on Record in U.S.

The Editors

Can There Be a Science of Free Will?

Massimo Pigliucci

Car Carma Car-tastrophe

Geoffrey Dean

Celebrating Darwin Day with a New Play in L.A.

Bob Ladendorf

Danger! Scientific Inquiry Hazard

Alan J. Scott

Debating Creationists

Charles L. Rulon

Deciphering Da Vinci’s Real Codes

Joe Nickell

Defending Evolution, but with a Cop-Out

Kenneth W. Krause

The Devious Art of Improvising: Third and Final Lesson

Massimo Polidoro

Global Climate Change Triggered by Global Warming Part 1

Stuart Jordan

IPCC Climate Report Shows ‘Unequivocal’ Warming, Reduces Uncertainties

Kendrick Frazier

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Measuring Near-Death Experience

Ben Radford

More Signers of Declaration in Defense of Science & Secularism

The Editors

The Myth of Consistent Skepticism: The Cautionary Case of Albert Einstein

Todd C. Riniolo and Lee Nisbet

A Pathologist Among the Spirits

Joe Nickell

PEAR Lab Closes, Ending Decades of Psychic Research

Stanley Jeffers

Philip Kitcher Awarded Inaugural $10,000 Prometheus Prize

The Editors

‘Psychic’ Evans Acquitted on Appeal in Swindling Case

David Park Musella

Randi’s Amazing Meeting Returns

Ben Radford

Secrets and Lies

Mary Carmichael and Benjamin Radford

Snake-Oil Traders

Edzard Ernst

Sylvia Browne’s Biggest Blunder

Ben Radford

Sylvia Browne’s Year to Forget

Bryan Farha

Theatre of Science

Richard Wiseman

The Nonsense and Non-science of Sasquatch

Benjamin Radford, MIchael R. Dennett, Matt Crowley, and David J. Daegling

Third Strike for Columbia University Prayer Study: Author Plagiarism

Bruce Flamm

Volume 31.2

March / April 2007

A Renewal of Sagan’s Voice on Science, Religion, and Survival

Lauren Becker

Bible Stories: A Sociologist Looks at Implausible Beliefs in Genesis

Allan Mazur

Center for Inquiry Launches Naturalism Research Project

John Shook

CFI Washington Office Opens, Issues Declaration in Defense of Science and Secularism

The Editors

The Clash of Biotechnology and Post-Christian Spirituality

Lee M. Silver

The Coulter Hoax: How Ann Coulter Exposed the Intelligent Design Movement

Peter Olofsson

Counterproductive Mix of Science and Theology

William D. Stansfield

Dr. Dino Guilty on All Counts in Tax-Fraud Case, Gets Ten Years

Greg Martinez

Fighting the Fundamentalists: Chamberlain or Churchill?

Michael Ruse

Fighting the Fundamentalists: Chamberlain or Churchill?

Michael Ruse

Follies of the Wise

Frederick Crews

For the God Question, a Biological Perspective

Kendrick Frazier

A Free-for-All on Science and Religion

George Johnson

The Incredible Bouncing Cow

Robert Sheaffer

Intellectual and Creative Magnificence

Kenneth W. Krause

Is Science Gaining New Ground?

Kendrick Frazier

Is There Such a Thing as Macroevolution?

Massimo Pigliucci

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Male Pregnancy

Ben Radford

Mysterious Entities of the Pacific Northwest, Part II

Joe Nickell

New Books

The Editors

NMSR’s Annual Best and Worst Awards for 2006

The Editors

Old-Time Religion, Old-Time Language

Mark Newbrook

Pat Robertson’s Secret Ingredient

Stanley Rice

Prayer: A Neurological Inquiry

David C. Haas

The Religion Blues

Alan Dean Foster

Science’s Vast Cosmic Perspective Eludes Religion

Carl Sagan

Science, God, and (Non)Belief

Kendrick Frazier

Sci Fi Investigates, Finds Only Pseudoscience

Ben Radford

Thank Goodness!

Daniel C. Dennett