Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 30.1
January / February 2006
Andrew Weil: Harvard Hatched a Gullible Guru
by Harriet Hall
Review of Natural Health, Natural Medicine. By Andrew Weil.
The Ethics of Investigation
The sciences have recently begun to demand the development of codes of ethics and ethical instruction for students...
Examining the Psychology of Belief
by David Ludden
Review of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. Second ed. by Terence Hines.
The First Ibero-American Conference on Critical Thinking
The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal took an important step in establishing a skeptical...
Florida Study Dismissed ‘Celestial Drops’ to Treat Citrus Blight
Florida's citrus crop contributes billions of dollars to the state's economy, so when that industry is threatened...
What's that fellow Uri Geller up to these days? I've heard nothing about him for years.
A Glorious, Dangerous Obsession
Review of Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie. By Barbara Goldsmith.
It’s All about the Money
Review of Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About. By Kevin Trudeau.
Kennewick Man Made Available for Study by Court Order
In 1996, two spectators literally stumbled upon a millenia-dead body that has come to be known as Kennewick Man.
Letters to the Editor
by The Editors
Responses to the September/October 2005 Skeptical Inquirer, Obesity: Epidemic or Myth?
The Memory Wars
It was a tragic mental health scandal: accusations resulting from supposedly long-repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse.
Memory Wars and Monster Stories
Cases involving dubious claims of recovered memories of supposed past abuses brought out in therapy--often under hypnosis or...
New Collection of Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Recreations
by The Editors
In honor of Martin Gardner, a CSICOP Fellow and "one of the most beloved personalities in mathematics..."
Lake Okanagan's lake monster has undergone many transformations over the centuries. Will the real Ogopogo please rise up?
Paranormal Beliefs: An Analysis of College Students
by Bryan Farha and Gary Steward Jr.
This study examines the paranormal beliefs of students along dimensions relating to age, area of study, and education level.
Paranormal Researcher Selected as President of National Taiwan University
Professor Si-Chen Lee, a scientist famous for his interest in paranormal phenomena, was selected as the president...
Phantom Photos: Credulity at the Met Exhibit
"The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult": An Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Planet X and the Issue of Definitions in Science
Planet X, the long-hypothesized tenth member of the solar system, has finally been discovered by a group of astronomers...
‘Psychic’ Sex Offender Sentenced to Prison
According to The San Diego Union Tribune, a man who gained women's confidence by offering psychic services...
Rocketry and Wizardry
Review of Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons. By George Pendle.
Science Looks for Bigfoot but Finds Bison
Bigfoot's been a busy beastie recently, especially in Canada. In April 2005, a Manitoba ferry operator videotaped a large...
Science Sheds Light on Giant Squid
Since men took to sea, stories of fearsome leviathans have haunted those brave enough to venture beyond dry land.
SI Editor Kendrick Frazier Elected a Fellow of the AAAS
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Kendrick Frazier, Editor of...
Something Seen, but What? Quebec’s ‘Wippi’ Whips Up a Minor Monster Flap
Surfing Serpent Surprises Unsuspecting Sightseer. Cruising Creature Captured on Camera.
Did you know that Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, never left the band because he died in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike?
‘Toward a New Enlightenment’ World Congress
by The Editors
The International Academy of Humanism and the Center for Inquiry cosponsored a World Congress, "Toward a New Enlightenment."
Understanding Evolution Web Site Expanded
by The Editors
The University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education have launched...
Kevin Trudeau's book, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, has spent months on the best-seller lists.
Why Did They Bury Darwin in Westminster Abbey?
by R.G. Weyant
Charles Darwin is often pictured not only as the author of a controversial scientific theory but also as a nonbeliever...
Will Hack for Extraterrestrials
London's Gary McKinnon, recently arrested for computer crimes, has been described as "the world's biggest computer hacker."