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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 20.4

Volume 20.4

July / August 1996

Traditional Medicine and Pseudoscience in China: A Report of the Second CSICOP Delegation (Part 1)

by Barry L. Beyerstein and Wallace Sampson
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Special Report

The historical rationale for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the growing of these practices by Western practitioners.

Science or Pseudoscience? Pentagon Grant Funds Alternative Health Study

by Carla Selby and Bela Scheiber
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Special Report

$355,225 was awarded for a 'laying over of hands,' Therapeutic Touch study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Ghostly Photos

Ghostly Photos

by Joe Nickell
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Investigative Files

A rash of new “ghost” photographs is plaguing the Western world.

A View from Russia: Popularization of Science as a Tool against Antiscience

by Boris Shmakin
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Forum

In Russia, many parapsychologists, astrologers, and nontraditional doctors and are involved in pseudoscientific investigations.

A Wayward Way to Buddhist Spirituality

A Wayward Way to Buddhist Spirituality

by Joseph P. Szimhart
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Book Review

Many years ago I wrote to a Tibetan scholar, Nawang Tsering, for information about a mysterious manuscript—