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The Burzynski Affair: Forty Years and Counting

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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Creationism Gone Global

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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Cautions and Enthusiasms

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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Wildly Wrong, Psychics Shouldn’t Get a Free Pass

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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Violence, Here and Above

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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Admiration and Disapprobation

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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A Good Look at Invisibility

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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Can We Have Civilized Conversations about Touchy Science Policy Issues?

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

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Phrenology’s Lessons for Today

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 36.6, November/December 2012

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Art and Skepticism

by Ben Radford
Volume 36.5, September/October 2012

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Dr. Phil Gives Psychics a Pass

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 36.4, July/August 2012

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The Roswell Syndrome . . . and Pseudoskepticism

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 36.3, May/June 2012

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Getting People Emotionally Invested

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 36.2, March/April 2012

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NCCAM, No. CSIcon, Yes.

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 36.1, January/February 2012

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From Shakespeare to American Archaeology

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

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Who Really Wants Reliable Scientific Information?

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 35.5, September/October 2011

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Examining 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

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Pop Culture and Questionable Cases

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 35.3, May/June 2011

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Why the Bem Experiments Are Not Parapsychology’s Next Big Thing

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 35.2, March/April 2011

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The world of news and blogs began buzzing in mid-November. A prominent psychologist, Daryl Bem of Cornell University, had posted a paper on his website...

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The Scourge of Cancer

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

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I doubt there are many families not affected in some way by the subject of our cover article—cancer.

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Introducing Skepticism 2.0

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

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There's nothing new about skepticism. People who think critically and analytically have been around since ancient times.

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

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

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This issue demonstrates not only the variety of topics we tackle in the Skeptical Inquirer, but also...

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Big Scientific Controversy over Little Hobbit People of Flores

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

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Five years ago a stunning discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores rocked the field of paleoanthropology...

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It’s What We Do

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

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"Why did you write about [fill in the blank]?" That is a recurring question we get at the Skeptical Inquirer.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Darwin

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

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You are going to be hearing a lot about Charles Darwin this year. Deservedly so. February 12 was his 200th birthday...

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UFOs: Fact and Fiction—A Special Issue

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

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UFOs fascinate the public and both amuse and frustrate science-minded skeptics. Oh, you thought UFOs were passé...

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Keeping Ahead of the News

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

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We have plenty of riches for you in this issue: five articles, four commentaries, three book reviews, two Forum columns...

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A Trio of Questionable Medical Treatments

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.5, September / October 2008

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The three articles under the theme "Questionable Medical Treatments" in this issue delve into problems with modern medicine...

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Clarke, Cognition, and the Presidential Campaign

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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This issue's tributes to Arthur C. Clarke stand as soaring testaments to that seminal figure of the twentieth century.

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Dangers of Animal Rights Extremists

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.3, May / June 2008

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We haven't before dealt in our pages with the dangers of the extreme animal rights movement...

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The Force of Change in China

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

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Our founder Paul Kurtz and I present two reports on China in this issue. They arise out of a stimulating world congress...

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A Painful Legal Case is Resolved in Favor of Open Inquiry

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.1, January / February 2008

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I hope everyone will read Carol Tavris's report in this issue on the resolution of a legal case that threatened...

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Protecting Our Valuable Vaccine Programs

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 31.6, November / December 2007

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Benjamin Franklin championed vaccinations in the early years of our nation. In the past half-century or so, widespread...

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AIDS Denialism and Science

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 31.5, September / October 2007

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We who try to defend good science and expose sham science are ofen asked what harm it does to believe in...

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Hope for the Future, and Early Reaction on Global Warming

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 31.4, July / August 2007

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I just got back from talking with some of the world's brightest high-school students. It's enough to restore faith in...

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A Warming Climate for Climate Warming

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 31.3, May / June 2007

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Our report in this issue, "Global Climate Change Triggered by Global Warming" was in production when the IPCC released...

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Science, God, and (Non)Belief

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

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The intersection of science and religion has grasped and stimulated the minds and emotions of great thinkers for centuries...

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Men of the Cosmos

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 31.1, January / February 2007

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It seems entirely fitting that our cover article in appreciation of Carl Sagan is written by David Morrison.

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Art, Science, and Creativity

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.6, November / December 2006

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Art stimulated my early interest in science. Chesley Bonestell's stunning paintings envisioning Earth from orbit...

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The Vigorous Science of Evolution

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.5, September / October 2006

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I received a letter the other day that got me thinking...

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Explanatory Frameworks and Investigative Exposés

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.4, July / August 2006

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For every issue of SI we try to provide a nourishing variety of material. First, there's the variety of types of material...

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Are We Alone? A Searching Look at SETI

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.3, May / June 2006

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Are we alone in the Universe? The question reverberates across the centuries. But the generations alive today are the first...

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Court Decision in Dover Case a Victory for Good Science

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

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The court decision in the Dover Intelligent Design case is cause for jubilation. For all of us who care deeply about science...

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Memory Wars and Monster Stories

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

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Cases involving dubious claims of recovered memories of supposed past abuses brought out in therapy--often under hypnosis or...

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Evolution and the ID Wars

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

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We devote the core of this issue to Evolution and the ID Wars. The "Intelligent Design" movement is the most pernicious...

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Obesity Epidemic? Elixirs of Life? Where’s the Truth?

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

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Are we in the midst of an obesity epidemic? And if so, what does that mean for our health, really?

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Time for Science to Go on the Offense

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.4, July / August 2005

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We have seen another turbulent several months in science's latest battles with the evolution-deniers.

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Science, Seeing, and Cosmological Worldviews

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

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Ray Hyman's cover article describes tests he, Wiseman, and Skolnick carried out on the so-called Russian "girl with X-ray eyes."

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Evolution and Evidence

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

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Evolution is exceptionally successful as the scientific explanation of observed changes over time in the living world...

Critical Inquiry, and Thinking About Galileo

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

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The Path to Discovery and the Impact on Culture

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

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It wasn't an earth-shaking discovery. It didn't fundamentally revamp our cultural and cosmological worldview.

Science Always Trumps Pseudoscience - and a Still Broader Mission for SI

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 28.1, January / February 2004

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A few notes from the recent CSICOP conference

A Special Issue on Science and Religion

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

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Editor's note on this issue

Something for Everyone at World Skeptics Congress

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 20.5, September / October 1996

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It began with a stirring live symphonic performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets...