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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 22.5

Volume 22.5

September / October 1998

Coincidences: Remarkable or Random?

Coincidences: Remarkable or Random?

by Bruce Martin
Volume 22.5, September / October 1998

Article

The very nature of randomness assures that combing random data will yield some pattern.

How to Study Weird Things

by Frank Trocco
Volume 22.5, September / October 1998

Article

Strategies for increasing students' aptitude and analytical reasoning without disenchanting them with science.

Uncritical Publicity for Supposed ‘Independent UFO Investigation’ Demonstrates Media Gullibility

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 22.5, September / October 1998

News & Comment

In 1998, major media outlets were suddenly filled with accounts that an scientists had taken a fresh look at the UFO question.

What’s Going On At Temple University?

by Martin Gardner
Volume 22.5, September / October 1998

Notes of a Fringe-Watcher

In recent years Temple University has become a center for the promulgation of some of the wildest aspects of pseudoscience.