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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 34.6

Volume 34.6

November/December 2010

The Storms over Climate Change

by David Morrison
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Book Review

The three books I review here offer complementary frontline accounts of the Climate Wars.

Hovering UFO Closes Chinese Airport

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Psychic Vibrations

As is often the case, conflicting and confusing accounts of the UFO incident make it difficult to determine exactly what happened.

Infrared Cameras and Ghost Hunting

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Skeptical Inquiree

More often than not, infrared cameras create false-positive readings that amateur ghost hunters mistake for ghostly activity.

From the Edge of Postcards: The Wem Ghost Photo

From the Edge of Postcards: The Wem Ghost Photo

by Blake Smith
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Following a fire in a small English town, a mysterious photo of the blaze-seemingly depicting a girl ghost-circulated around the world.

Frankenstein Was Not a Doctor

Frankenstein Was Not a Doctor

by Ron Watkins
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Misconceptions about the novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus arose from the errant and misleading interpretations of the story in film adaptations.

MythBusters’s Adam Savage

by Karen Stollznow
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Karen Stollznow, a host of the Center for Inquiry's Point of Inquiry podcast, recently spoke with him.

The True Cross: Chaucer, Calvin, and the Relic Mongers

The True Cross: Chaucer, Calvin, and the Relic Mongers

by Joe Nickell
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Investigative Files

Calvin suggested that "if we were to collect all these pieces of the True Cross exhibited in various parts, they would form a whole ship's cargo."

How to Make a Monster!

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Notes on a Strange World

The Legend of Creating Artificial Life: From the Golem to Pinocchio

Ghost-Hunting  Mistakes: Science  and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

Ghost-Hunting Mistakes: Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

There are thousands of amateur ghost hunters around the world whose techniques are modeled after hit cable television shows such as Ghost Hunters, which...

The Poor, Misunderstood Placebo

by Steven Novella
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

Understanding placebo effects is critical to making sense of medical research and ever-expanding health claims within an increasingly unregulated market.