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Volume 29.3

May / June 2005

Alleged Reagan Astrologer Dies

Joe Nickell

‘Ancient Universe’ Booklet Explains the Great Age of the Changing Cosmos

The Editors

Astronomy, Astrology—What’s the Difference? It’s Politics

Frank Reiser

Bad Science, Bad Fiction, and an Agenda

Chris Mooney

Brains, Biology, Science, and Skepticism: On Thinking about Sex Differences (Again)

Carol Tavris

Centuries-old Puzzle Solved by Calgary Teen

David Park Musella

Claims of Invalid ‘Shroud’ Radiocarbon Date Cut from Whole Cloth

Joe Nickell

A Closer Look at Medium

William Harwood

CSICOP Launches Creation Watch Web Site

The Editors

CSI’s Anthony Zuiker: TV’s Man of the Century?

Chris Volkay

Florida Legislators, FSU Faculty Clash over Proposed Chiropractic School at University

John Gaeddert

Getting the Monkey off Darwin’s Back: Four Common Myths About Evolution

Charles Sullivan and Cameron Mcpherson Smith

Indian Rationalist H. Narasimhaiah Dies at 84

Amardeo Sarma

Internet Group Donates Evolution Texts to Dover High School

The Editors

Joe Nickell Replies

Joe Nickell

Johnny Carson Remembered

James Randi

Kindness Explained

Peter Lamal

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Loftus Wins $200,000 Grawemeyer Award for Her Memory Research

The Editors

Natasha Demkina: The Girl with Normal Eyes

Andrew A. Skolnick

Newspaper’s ‘Psychic Experts’ Wash Out with Hurricane Predictions

Gary Posner

Nonsense in Vogue

Phil Molé

Psychic’ Con Artist Caught in Police Sting

David Park Musella

Psychic Swindlers

Amy Davis

Quoteworthy

The Editors

Rebuttal to Joe Nickell

Raymond N. Rogers

Recent Deaths

The Editors

Science, Seeing, and Cosmological Worldviews

Kendrick Frazier

Second Sight: The Phenomenon of Eyeless Vision

Joe Nickell

Shark Cartilage Cancer ‘Cure’ Shows Danger of Pseudoscience

Johns Hopkins University

The So-called Gaia Hypothesis

Massimo Pigliucci

Testing Natasha

Ray Hyman

There’s a UFO in My Painting!

Massimo Polidoro

The Psychologist, the Philosopher, and the Librarian: The Information-literacy Version of CRITIC

Brad Matthies

Tsunami Conspiracies and Hollow Moons

Robert Sheaffer

Volume 29.2

March / April 2005

Bin Laden Dead, Powell President? Psychics’ Predictions for 2004 Missed Big Time

The Editors

The Bizarre Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Saga Continues

Bruce Flamm

Blundered Predictions in 2004: A Sylvia Browne Review

Bryan Farha

Comforting Thoughts about Death That Have Nothing to Do with God

Greta Christina

Comforting Thoughts about Death That Have Nothing to Do with God

Greta Christina

Defense of an Old Earth a Peculiar Blend of Christianity and Science

Timothy H. Heaton

Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence?

Massimo Pigliucci

Evolution and Evidence

Kendrick Frazier

The Glaring Garret Ghost

Mark Durm

Holy Grilled Cheese?

Joe Nickell

Hyperbole in Media Reports on Asteroids and Impacts

David Morrison

Intuition: The Case of the Unknown Daughter

Joe Nickell

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

Moonshine: Why the Peppered Moth Remains an Icon of Evolution

Matt Young and Ian Musgrave

New Government Peer Review Leaves Cold Fusion Still Out in the Cold

Kendrick Frazier

NMSR’s Best and Worst of 2004 Awards

Dave Thomas

One Longsome Argument

Dennis R. Trumble

PBS Premiers NOVA ScienceNow

The Editors

Psychic Detectives Fail in the Real World but Succeed on TV

Ben Radford

Ringing False Alarms: Skepticism and Media Scares

Ben Radford

Scientists and the Election

Ralph Estling

‘Stupid Dino Tricks’: A Reply to Hovind’s Web Response

Greg Martinez

A Voice of Reason in the Midst of the European Witch Hunts

James M. Wood

Was a Quack Doctor Jack the Ripper?

Massimo Polidoro

Volume 29.1

January / February 2005

Alien-Abduction Guru Mack Killed in Accident

Joe Nickell

Betty Hill, First ‘Alien Abductee,’ Dies

Joe Nickell

Bits of Bogus Science Preceding Piltdown

John Whittaker

Brave Thoughts Are Still Not the Truth

Vitaly L. Ginzburg

Critical Inquiry, and Thinking About Galileo

Kendrick Frazier

Critical Thinking About Energy: The Case for Decentralized Generation of Electricity

Thomas R. Casten and Brennan Downes

Critics Ravage ‘Hoax’ New Age

Ben Radford

Demagogues against Scientific Expertise

Vitaly L. Ginzburg

Exploring Controversies in the Art and Science of Polygraph Testing

John Ruscio

Facts and Fiction in the Kennedy Assassination

Massimo Polidoro

A Giant Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Greg Martinez

Hurricane Osama?

Robert Sheaffer

In the Land of Galileo, Fifth World Skeptics Congress Solves Mysteries, Champions Scientific Outlook

Kendrick Frazier

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane,  It’s… an Angel?

Dave Brooks

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

The Mary Celeste: A Very Plausible Explanation

Terence Hines

Metabolife Founder Michael Ellis Charged with Lying to FDA

David Park Musella

Mystery Painting: ‘The Shadow of the Cross’

Joe Nickell

Natural Medicine: Will That Be a Pill or a Needle?

William H. Baarschers

Paranormal Expo Cancelled Under Cloud

Jim Underdown

Piltdown and How Science Really Works

Massimo Pigliucci

Psychics (Don’t) Explain Missing September 11

Ben Radford

Raelian Update: Sex, Pseudoscience, and Sacrilege

Kevin Christopher

Randi: That’s Amazing

Kendrick Frazier

Some Reasons for Caution about the Bigfoot Film Exposé

Michael Dennett

Stupid Things

Ralph Estling

The World of Galileo Galilei

Kendrick Frazier

Volume 28.6

November / December 2004

And the Mechanism Is ...

Massimo Pigliucci

APS’s Bob Park Elected a CSICOP Fellow

The Editors

Bacteria, Ulcers, and Ostracism? H. Pylori and the Making of a Myth

Kimball C. Atwood

Biblical Pseudoarchaeology by a Swedish Professor of Medicine

Martin Rundkvist

Blind Spots, Brain Maps, and Backaches: A New Chiropractic Delusion

Harriet Hall

A Call for Attention to Climate Change

Chris Mooney

David Morrison Named 2004 Sagan Medalist

The Editors

Discovering Human Interconnection Through the History of Our Genes

Mark Durm

Explaining the Plagues of Egypt

Jeffrey A. Lee

Fortuneteller Allowed at Fair Despite Law

Ben Radford

French Group Tests Man’s Claims to Sense a Person’s Presence

Kendrick Frazier

Is Science Making Us More Ignorant?

Austin Dacey

Letters to the Editor

The Editors

My Wife—and the Dialectics of External Historicity

Ralph Estling

New Details Emerge About Psychic’s Airline Bomb Threat Tip

Ben Radford

Nobelist Francis Crick, Stalwart Supporter of CSICOP and the Center for Inquiry, Mourned

Paul Kurtz

The Path to Discovery and the Impact on Culture

Kendrick Frazier

Prayers, Psychics Fail to Find Missing Women

Ben Radford

Psychic Sylvia Browne Once Failed to Foresee Her Own Criminal Conviction

Joe Nickell

Rorschach Icons

Joe Nickell

Russian Reports Add New Twist to Old Tunguska UFO Myth

James Oberg

The Secrets of Rennes-le-Château

Massimo Polidoro

Senate Intelligence Committee Highlights Need for Skeptical Inquiry

Ben Radford

Stupid Dino Tricks: A Visit to Kent Hovind’s Dinosaur Adventure Land

Greg Martinez

Tunguska 1, Roswell 0

Robert Sheaffer

Well, Larry—You’ve Done It Again

Bryan Farha

Why SETI Is Science and UFOlogy Is Not: A Space Science Perspective on Boundaries

Mark Moldwin

Volume 28.5

September / October 2004

The Campeche, Mexico ‘Infrared UFO’ Video

Robert Sheaffer

Can the Sciences Help Us to Make Wise Ethical Judgments?

Paul Kurtz

The Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Study: Flawed and Fraud

Bruce Flamm

Lady Homeopathy Strikes Back. . . But Science Wins Out

Massimo Polidoro

What the #$*! Do They Know?

Eric Scerri

Volume 28.4

July / August 2004

Capital Punishment and Homicide: Sociological Realities and Econometric Illusions

Ted Goertzel

Fundamental Cosmological Understanding Eludes Us

James N. Gardner

Pranks, Frauds, and Hoaxes from Around the World

Robert Carroll

Toutatis Threatens Totally

Robert Sheaffer