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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 28.6

Volume 28.6

November / December 2004

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And the Mechanism Is ...

by Massimo Pigliucci
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Thinking About Science

Why do people fall in love? This ageless question has seen attempts at resolution by minds of the caliber of Aristotle and...

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APS’s Bob Park Elected a CSICOP Fellow

by The Editors
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Physicist, educator, and writer Robert Park has been elected a Fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation...

Bacteria, Ulcers, and Ostracism? H. Pylori and the Making of a Myth

Bacteria, Ulcers, and Ostracism? H. Pylori and the Making of a Myth

by Kimball C. Atwood
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Article

Medicine's purported ostracism of the discovery of H. pylori has achieved a mythological quality.

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Biblical Pseudoarchaeology by a Swedish Professor of Medicine

by Martin Rundkvist
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Book Review

The Exodus Case: A Scientific Examination of the Exodus Story—And a Deep Look into the Red Sea. Lennart Moller.

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Blind Spots, Brain Maps, and Backaches: A New Chiropractic Delusion

by Harriet Hall
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Article

A new test that measures the size of the blind spot to detect altered brain function and correct it with chiropractic...

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A Call for Attention to Climate Change

by Chris Mooney
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Doubt and About

As president emeritus of Stanford University, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and current editor...

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David Morrison Named 2004 Sagan Medalist

by The Editors
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Space scientist David Morrison, a CSICOP Fellow, has been awarded the 2004 Sagan Medal by the American Astronomical Society...

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Discovering Human Interconnection Through the History of Our Genes

by Mark Durm
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Book Review

Review of Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes. By Steve Olson.

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Explaining the Plagues of Egypt

by Jeffrey A. Lee
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Article

The Ten Plagues of Egypt, as told in the Book of Exodus, can be easily explained. Or maybe not...

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Fortuneteller Allowed at Fair Despite Law

by Ben Radford
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Loretta Adams, a self-described "psychic consultant," requested a permit to open a booth at the 2004 Kane County Fair...

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French Group Tests Man’s Claims to Sense a Person’s Presence

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Controlled, double-blind tests of a therapeutic touch practitioner's claims to be able to feel a "signal" or "fluid"...

Is Science Making Us More Ignorant?

by Austin Dacey
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Science and the Public

The attempt to integrate basic cultural beliefs with the scientific outlook calls for a new interdisciplinary academic field.

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Letters to the Editor

by The Editors
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to the July / August 2004 Skeptical Inquirer, Capital Punishment and Homicide.

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My Wife—and the Dialectics of External Historicity

by Ralph Estling
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Forum

Let me say right off the bat that I very rarely argue with my wife. There are a number of reasons for this...

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New Details Emerge About Psychic’s Airline Bomb Threat Tip

by Ben Radford
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

As reported in the July/August issue of Skeptical Inquirer, a self-described psychic suggested that...

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Nobelist Francis Crick, Stalwart Supporter of CSICOP and the Center for Inquiry, Mourned

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

We regret the passing of Francis Crick at the age of 88, after a long illness.

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The Path to Discovery and the Impact on Culture

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

From the Editor

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

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Prayers, Psychics Fail to Find Missing Women

by Ben Radford
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Prayers and psychics have failed to recover a Brigham Young University student who has been missing since May 24, 2004.

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Psychic Sylvia Browne Once Failed to Foresee Her Own Criminal Conviction

by Joe Nickell
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Self-claimed "psychic, medium, clairvoyant, channel" Sylvia Browne has gained notoriety by appearing on...

Rorschach Icons

Rorschach Icons

by Joe Nickell
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Investigative Files

People arrive in droves to view them: holy images that appear—many believe miraculously—in the most unlikely places.

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Russian Reports Add New Twist to Old Tunguska UFO Myth

by James Oberg
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

A flurry of reports from Russia this summer about the discovery of fragments of an alien spaceship at the site of the 1908...

The Secrets of Rennes-le-Château

The Secrets of Rennes-le-Château

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Notes on a Strange World

What if the Holy Grail was not the legendary cup that held the blood of Christ, but was itself a bloodline?

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Senate Intelligence Committee Highlights Need for Skeptical Inquiry

by Ben Radford
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

On July 9, 2004, a bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the findings of its inquiry into America's...

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Tunguska 1, Roswell 0

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

This past summer, the Tunguska Space Phenomenon Foundation, led by Yuri Labvin, headed off into the wilds of the vast...

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Well, Larry—You’ve Done It Again

by Bryan Farha
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Larry King's viewers must be getting tired of Sylvia Browne and John Edward having a monopoly...

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Why SETI Is Science and UFOlogy Is Not: A Space Science Perspective on Boundaries

by Mark Moldwin
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Article

Understanding the differences between science and pseudoscience is a fundamental critical thinking skill but often isn't as...

Stupid Dino Tricks: A Visit to Kent Hovind’s Dinosaur Adventure Land

Stupid Dino Tricks: A Visit to Kent Hovind’s Dinosaur Adventure Land

by Greg Martinez
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Article

Young-earth creationist Kent Hovind has built a dinosaur-filled theme park in Florida and claims to prove that evolution is bunk