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Volume 38.1

January/February 2014

Australian Man Films Giant Glowing Object in the Sky and Then Deletes Comments Explaining What It Is

Robert Sheaffer

BMI Skeptics

Ben Radford

Creationism Gone Global

Kendrick Frazier

Curse of the Evil Eye

Massimo Polidoro

Delving into the Abduction Files

Robert Sheaffer

Demarcation and Pseudoscience

Massimo Pigliucci

Demonology: A Study of What Is Not

Stanley Stepanic

Explanations and Meta-Ideas

Paul G. Brown

Extra Time or Game Over?

Daniel Grassam

Harun Yahya’s Islamic Creationism: What It Is and Isn’t

Stefano Bigliardi

Indian Skeptic Assassinated, World’s First Anti-Superstition Law Passed

Ryan Shaffer

Philosophy Meets Medicine

Harriet Hall

Problems with Modern Medicine: Too Much Emphasis on Disease, Not Enough on Managing Risk

Maciej Zatonski

Reduce Greenhouse Emissions and Make a Profit: My Forty-Year Focus on Climate Change

Thomas R. Casten

Six Signs of Scientism: Part 2

Susan Haack

The ‘Bell Witch’ Poltergeist

Joe Nickell

The Sacrifice of a Skeptic

Bhaskar Sripada

The Unexplained Files—TV Mystery-Mongering

Stephanie Kemmerer

Three Days of Science and Skepticism in Stockholm

Kendrick Frazier

When Big Evidence Isn’t: The Statistical Pitfalls of Dean Radin’s Supernormal

Dale DeBakcsy

When Does a Human Life Begin?

Elie A. Shneour

Volume 37.6

November/December 2013

An Inside Look at a ‘Psychic’s’ World

Ray Hyman

A Serious Look at Psychiatry’s Madness Model

Peter Barglow

Cautions and Enthusiasms

Kendrick Frazier

Detective: Uncovering the Mysteries of a Word

Joe Nickell

Losing Our Minds in the Age of Brain Science

Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld

Paranormal Qualifications

Ben Radford

Psychic Successes or Memory Failures?

Theodore E. Parks

Scholarly Cryptozoology: Now, There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

Sharon Hill

Six Signs of Scientism: Part 1

Susan Haack

Taking Our Medicine: What Hope for Skepticism in Healthcare?

Kenneth W. Krause

The Future of High Energy Physics in the United States

Kevin T. Pitts

The Jersey Devil: The Real Story

Brian Regal

The Valentich Disappearance: Another UFO Cold Case Solved

James McGaha and Joe Nickell

Truth, Part II

Massimo Pigliucci

UFO Hoaxes? There’s an App for That!

Robert Sheaffer

Where Is the Science in Electronic Voice Phenomena?

Everett A. Themer

Why Being Human Makes Evolution Hard to Understand

Cameron M. Smith

Why We Do This: Revisiting the Higher Values of Skeptical Inquiry

Kendrick Frazier

Volume 37.5

September/October 2013

Authors Reply to NCCAM Response

Eugenie V. Mielczarek and Brian D. Engler

A Dangerous Blending of Nazi Fact and Fiction

Peter Huston

A Fundamental, Costly Error

Peter Lamal

Bigfoot Lookalikes: Tracking Hairy Man-Beasts

Joe Nickell

Did Psychic Visions Locate Missing California Boy?

Ben Radford

Dr. Oz’s Questionable Wizardry

Joe Schwarcz

Electrocuting Parasites: Cutting Edge Pseudoscientific Technology

Thomas Patterson

Has Global Warming Stopped?

David Morrison, John R. Mashey, and Mark Boslough

How News about ESP Research Shapes Audience Beliefs

Paul R. Brewer

Lost Lessons of the Strangling Angel

LaRae Meadows

NCCAM Responds to ‘Nurturing Non-Science’ Article

Alyssa Cotler

Obesity Redux: A Response to Readers

Kenneth W. Krause

Stardust, Smoke, and Mirrors: The Myth of the Mad Genius

Judith Schlesinger

The Mysteries of Leonardo

Massimo Polidoro

The Psychic Defective Revisited: Years Later, Sylvia Browne’s Accuracy Remains Dismal

Ryan Shaffer

The Wonder of Creation Astronomy

Pierre Stromberg

Truth, Part I

Massimo Pigliucci

Wildly Wrong, Psychics Shouldn’t Get a Free Pass

Kendrick Frazier

You Can’t Possibly Be Sirius!

Robert Sheaffer

Volume 37.4

July/August 2013

Bringing Bayes into Predictions

Paul G. Brown

Down the Garden Path: Faulty Thinking and Self-Delusion

Harriet Hall

Do You Believe in Magic?

Harriet Hall

Grumble Grumble

Keith Taylor

Investigating Plagiarism in New Age Books

Ben Radford

Mathematical Explanations and Degrees of Impossibility

Massimo Pigliucci

Mind Over Metal

Joe Nickell

News and Comment

Kendrick Frazier / Benjamin Radford

Psychic Failure and the Boston Marathon Bombing

Ben Radford

Steven Pinker on Violence

Indre Viskontas and Chris Mooney

The Biography of America’s Lake Monster

Ben Radford

The Chelyabinsk Event of February 15, 2013

David Morrison, Alan Harris, and Mark Boslough

The Mystery of the Sicilian Avengers

Massimo Polidoro

The ‘Psychology Is Science, Not Witchcraft’ Campaign

Tomasz Witkowski and Maciej Zatonski

The Queen Mary Is Not Haunted (But I Understand Why You Think She Is)

John Champion

UFOs in the Desert, 2013

Robert Sheaffer

Vindication of My Notorious ‘Insulting’ Letter to UFOlogist J. Allen Hynek

Gary Posner

Violence, Here and Above

Kendrick Frazier

Why Gay and Lesbian? A New Proposal

Kenneth W. Krause

Volume 37.3

May/June 2013

Sandy Hook School Shooting: The Adam Lanza Death Certificate Conspiracy

Ben Radford

Admiration and Disapprobation

Kendrick Frazier

Bigfoot DNA Study: Making an End Run Around Science

Sharon Hill

Clear and Fear: Scientology Under Review

Wendy M. Grossman

Climate Change Denial in the Classroom

Christopher Hassall, Chris A. Hebbern, and Carley J. Centen

Is Interstellar Travel ‘Preposterous’?

Robert Sheaffer

New Information Surfaces on ‘World’s Best Lake Monster Photo,’ Raising Questions

Robert E. Bartholomew

No News Is Good News, but Bad News Is Deadly

Kitty Mervine

Nurturing Non-Science: Startling Concepts in the Education of Physicians

Eugenie V. Mielczarek and Brian D. Engler

Obesity: What Does the Science Really Say?

Kenneth W. Krause

Oliver Sacks on Hallucinations

Indre Viskontas

Recent Miracles You May Have Missed

Lawrence Rifkin

Scotland Mysteries—Part II: Ghosts, Fairies, and Witches

Joe Nickell

The Thought Reader Craze

Massimo Polidoro

Valuing Science with Differing Values: Let’s Broaden the Debate in the Skeptical Movement

Barry Fagin

Whose Burden of Proof?

Massimo Pigliucci

Volume 37.2

March/April 2013

An Indian Test of Indian Astrology

Jayant V. Narlikar

A Good Look at Invisibility

Kendrick Frazier

Closing the Book on ‘Open-Mindedness’

Katja Petrovic

Failure to Replicate Results of Bem Parapsychology Experiments Published by Same Journal

Kendrick Frazier

Flawed Look at Monsters

Terence Hines

Help! I’m Being Followed by Ancient Aliens!

Kenneth L. Feder

Herbs Are Drugs

Steven Novella

Ideas and Insights, Inquiries and Investigations

Kendrick Frazier

Innate Morality? Babies Weigh In

Kenneth W. Krause

Lessons from a Denver Fly

Ben Radford

Perpetual Discussion!

Mark Levy

Scotland Mysteries—Part I: The Silly Ness Monster

Joe Nickell

The Elberfeld Horses

Stefano Vezzani

The Parameters of Pseudoscience

David Morrison

The Proper Role of Sociology of Science

Massimo Pigliucci

Treatise on Invisible Beings

Joe Nickell and James McGaha

UFOs Infest Denver, Says Fox TV Affiliate

Robert Sheaffer

Understanding Believers’ Cognitive Dissonance

James Walker