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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 30.1

Volume 30.1

January / February 2006

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Andrew Weil: Harvard Hatched a Gullible Guru

by Harriet Hall
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Book Review

Review of Natural Health, Natural Medicine. By Andrew Weil.

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The Ethics of Investigation

by David Koepsell
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Article

The sciences have recently begun to demand the development of codes of ethics and ethical instruction for students...

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Examining the Psychology of Belief

by David Ludden
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Book Review

Review of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. Second ed. by Terence Hines.

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The First Ibero-American Conference on Critical Thinking

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Special Report

The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal took an important step in establishing a skeptical...

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Florida Study Dismissed ‘Celestial Drops’ to Treat Citrus Blight

by David Park Musella
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

Florida's citrus crop contributes billions of dollars to the state's economy, so when that industry is threatened...

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Geller Revisited

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Skeptical Inquiree

What's that fellow Uri Geller up to these days? I've heard nothing about him for years.

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A Glorious, Dangerous Obsession

by Greg Martinez
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Book Review

Review of Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie. By Barbara Goldsmith.

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It’s All about the Money

by Robert L. Park
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Book Review

Review of Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About. By Kevin Trudeau.

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Kennewick Man Made Available for Study by Court Order

by David Park Musella
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

In 1996, two spectators literally stumbled upon a millenia-dead body that has come to be known as Kennewick Man.

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Letters to the Editor

by The Editors
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Letters to the Editor

Responses to the September/October 2005 Skeptical Inquirer, Obesity: Epidemic or Myth?

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The Memory Wars

by Martin Gardner
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Article

It was a tragic mental health scandal: accusations resulting from supposedly long-repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse.

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Memory Wars and Monster Stories

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

From the Editor

Cases involving dubious claims of recovered memories of supposed past abuses brought out in therapy--often under hypnosis or...

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New Collection of Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Recreations

by The Editors
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

In honor of Martin Gardner, a CSICOP Fellow and "one of the most beloved personalities in mathematics..."

Ogopogo the Chameleon

Ogopogo the Chameleon

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Article

Lake Okanagan's lake monster has undergone many transformations over the centuries. Will the real Ogopogo please rise up?

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Paranormal Beliefs: An Analysis of College Students

by Bryan Farha and Gary Steward Jr.
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Article

This study examines the paranormal beliefs of students along dimensions relating to age, area of study, and education level.

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Paranormal Researcher Selected as President of National Taiwan University

by Po-Nien (Bob) Lu
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

Professor Si-Chen Lee, a scientist famous for his interest in paranormal phenomena, was selected as the president...

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Phantom Photos: Credulity at the Met Exhibit

by Howard Schneider
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

"The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult": An Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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Planet X and the Issue of Definitions in Science

by Massimo Pigliucci
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Thinking About Science

Planet X, the long-hypothesized tenth member of the solar system, has finally been discovered by a group of astronomers...

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‘Psychic’ Sex Offender Sentenced to Prison

by David Park Musella
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

According to The San Diego Union Tribune, a man who gained women's confidence by offering psychic services...

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Rocketry and Wizardry

by Howard Schneider
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Book Review

Review of Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons. By George Pendle.

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Science Looks for Bigfoot but Finds Bison

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

Bigfoot's been a busy beastie recently, especially in Canada. In April 2005, a Manitoba ferry operator videotaped a large...

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Science Sheds Light on Giant Squid

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

Since men took to sea, stories of fearsome leviathans have haunted those brave enough to venture beyond dry land.

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SI Editor Kendrick Frazier Elected a Fellow of the AAAS

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Kendrick Frazier, Editor of...

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Something Seen, but What? Quebec’s ‘Wippi’ Whips Up a Minor Monster Flap

by Stuart McKelvie
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

Surfing Serpent Surprises Unsuspecting Sightseer. Cruising Creature Captured on Camera.

The Walrus Was Paul!

The Walrus Was Paul!

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Notes on a Strange World

Did you know that Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, never left the band because he died in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike?

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‘Toward a New Enlightenment’ World Congress

by The Editors
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

The International Academy of Humanism and the Center for Inquiry cosponsored a World Congress, "Toward a New Enlightenment."

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Understanding Evolution Web Site Expanded

by The Editors
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

The University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education have launched...

What ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know: An Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures

What ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know: An Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures

by Stephen Barrett
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Article

Kevin Trudeau's book, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, has spent months on the best-seller lists.

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Why Did They Bury Darwin in Westminster Abbey?

by R.G. Weyant
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Article

Charles Darwin is often pictured not only as the author of a controversial scientific theory but also as a nonbeliever...

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Will Hack for Extraterrestrials

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Psychic Vibrations

London's Gary McKinnon, recently arrested for computer crimes, has been described as "the world's biggest computer hacker."