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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 34.3

Volume 34.3

May / June 2010

When Scientists Actually Change Their Minds

by Mark Boslough
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

Broecker's esteem among scientists was not diminished when he changed his mind. The Younger Dryas impact proponents would do well to follow his example.

War of the Weasels

by Dave Thomas
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

How an intelligent design theorist was bested in a public math competition by a genetic algorithm—a computer simulation of evolution.

Did a Cosmic Impact Kill the Mammoths?

by David Morrison
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

The rise and fall of the theory that cosmic catastrophes altered human prehistory in North America.

How to Test a Miracle

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

Luigi Garlaschelli and I were asked if we would be interested in testing a twenty-two-year-old mystic woman who talked with the Virgin Mary

Power Balance Technology

by Harriet Hall
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

Carrying a Power Balance card in your pocket will supposedly improve your athletic performance and cure what ails you.

Abductions and Hoaxes

by Joe Nickell
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

The evidence provided by Stan Romanek that purports to prove he has been repeatedly visited or contacted by extraterrestrials is all of a suspicious nature.

Chasing the Ghost Bird

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

The ivory-bill has captured the imagination of people the world over for a very long time.

The War of the Weasels

The War of the Weasels

by Dave Thomas
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

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Or “How an Intelligent Design Theorist was Bested in a Public Math Competition by a Genetic Algorithm!”

Review of “Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be” by Daniel Loxton

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

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Two very different books about evolution crossed my desk recently. The first, by Richard Dawkins, is titled The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence...