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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 34.5

Volume 34.5

September/October 2010

Illusionists at Work

by Edzard Ernst
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Commentary

How to 'Prove' That Bogus Treatments Are Effective

Swedenborg and Dr. Oz

by Martin Gardner
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Notes of a Fringe-Watcher

It is not widely known that Oz has been profoundly influenced by Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish Protestant fundamentalist who, late in life, became...

Nostradamus: A New Look at an Old Seer

by Joe Nickell
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Investigative Files

As these examples show, one cannot claim that Nostradamus successfully predicted the future.

Should Chiropractors Treat Children?

by Samuel Homola
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Article

Parents should be made aware of possible risks associated with chiropractic treatment of children, particularly the services offered by “pediatric chirop...

Martin Gardner’s Notable Books

by The Editors
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

A list of Martin's works

A Gifted Writer and a Book Worth Giving

by Harriet Hall
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Book Review

A review of Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be by Daniel Loxton

Raising the Bar for Investigating Paranormal Claims

by Robert Carroll
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Book Review

A Review of Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries by Benjamin Radford

The Martin Gardner Collection

by The Editors
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Martin Gardner kindly donated his works to CFI Libraries in Amherst, NY

Martin Gardner: A Tribute and Celebration

by The Editors
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

In a celebration of his life, writings, and mind, we here present invited tributes from a number of noted skeptics and scholars.

Other Tributes to Martin Gardner

by The Editors
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

More CSI contributors offer comments on Martin

A Martin Gardner Sampler

by The Editors
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

A Selection of Quotes From Martin Gardner

The Humble Demigod

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

I remember being awestruck to have the opportunity to meet, and get to know, this soft-spoken, extraordinary man.

Martin Gardner Has Left Us

by James Randi
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Martin always expressed his delight at something that he had just stumbled upon or that had occurred to his agile mind as he applied it to a problem at hand.

Martin Gardner’s Presence

by Joe Nickell
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Despite his personal shyness, Martin's writings were those of a polar opposite: a bold, courageous critic, a prolific correspondent, and a towering thinker.

Martin Gardner’s Contributions to the World of Books

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Martin shared with us a devotion to books—the idea that books should be cherished as virtually “sacred” because of their enduring contributions to culture.

Martin Gardner: A Polymath to the Nth Power

by Ray Hyman
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Martin not only wrote the seminal textbook for the modern skeptical movement, but he was also central to the actual founding of the movement.

A World Treasure

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Perhaps surprising for such a towering intellect, Martin was a modest and unassuming man.

We Have Lost an Icon

by James Alcock
Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

I had always been very impressed by Martin Gardner the icon, but I was fortunate enough to be able to meet Martin Gardner the man.