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Messages to ‘Ask an Astrobiologist,’ May 2009

by David Morrison
Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

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Sidebar to Morrison's update on the Niburu 2012 doomsday

Viral Video Cell-Phone Scare

by Tracy King
Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

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In June 2009 a new urban legend was born—that the power generated by cell phones can cook popcorn.

Lessons about Burdens on American Cryptology

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

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The Winds message controversy does have lessons about burdens and pressures on pre-war American cryptology.

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

by James Randi
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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James Randi remembers Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

by David Morrison
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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David Morrison remembers Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

by Martin Gardner
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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Martin Gardner remembers Arthur C. Clarke.

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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Kendrick Frazier remembers Arthur C. Clarke

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Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

by Greg Bear
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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In the mid-1960s, when I was fourteen or fifteen, I read Sir Arthur's book Childhood's End and experienced...

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Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

by Alan Dean Foster
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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We had just driven down from Kandy, and my driver finally managed to find Arthur's neighborhood...

Dennett: Teach Children All the Facts about their Religion

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

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Daniel Dennett used his talk on the final morning of the China conference to call for an end to the indoctrination of children.

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

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

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In case you were wondering, there really is a reality out there independent of human observers.

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The Religion Blues

by Alan Dean Foster
Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

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Oh the Christians hate the Muslims / And the Muslims hate the Jews / And the Buddhists go around and 'round...

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AGU: President Confuses Science and Belief, Puts Schoolchildren at Risk

by The Editors
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

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The following statement was issued by the American Geophysical Union in Washington on August 2, 2005.

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Real-world Use of the Word Theory

by The Editors
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

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The following examples were encountered in the summer of 2005:

The Battle Between Political Agendas and Science

The Battle Between Political Agendas and Science

by Gwen A. Burda
Volume 21.6, November / December 1997

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On June 6, in Boulder, Colorado, hailstones fell from the sky and a tornado touched down for the first time in Boulder's history

An Astronomer’s Personal Statement on UFOs

by Alan Hale
Volume 21.2, March / April 1997

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When I am confronted with beliefs about UFOs or other paranormal phenomena, I am guided by three basic principles...