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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 35.6

Volume 35.6

November/December 2011

Did Shakespeare Write ‘Shakespeare’? Much Ado About Nothing

Did Shakespeare Write ‘Shakespeare’? Much Ado About Nothing

by Joe Nickell
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Article

Anti-Stratfordians start with the answer they want and work backward to the evidence—the opposite of good science and scholarship. They reverse the standards of objective inquiry, replacing them with pseudoscience and pseudohistory.

Civilizations Lost and Found: Fabricating History - Part Two: False Messages in Stone

Civilizations Lost and Found: Fabricating History - Part Two: False Messages in Stone

by Bradley T. Lepper, Kenneth L. Feder, Terry A. Barnhart, and Deborah A. Bolnick
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Article

The documentary Lost Civilizations of North America presents a distorted picture of American prehistory. The archaeological evidence presented to support notions of ancient pre-Columbian contact consists of long-discredited frauds.

‘Exeter Incident’ Solved! A Classic UFO Case, Forty-Five Years ‘Cold’

‘Exeter Incident’ Solved! A Classic UFO Case, Forty-Five Years ‘Cold’

by James McGaha and Joe Nickell
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Special Report

One of the great unsolved UFO cases—which provoked endless controversy between True Believers and Doubting Thomases—has at long last succumbed to investigation. The 1965 Exeter mystery is now explained.

‘Getting People to Think More Deeply’

‘Getting People to Think More Deeply’

by Sharon Hill
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Interview

An Interview with Miracle Detectives Scientist Indre Viskontas

Disputing ‘Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses’

by David H. Gorski, Mark Crislip, Avrum Z. Bluming, Carol Tavris, Harriet Hall, and Reynold Spector
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Follow-up

This collection of letters was previously posted as an Online Extra. Read it in CSI's Special Articles section »

Psychic Connections: 
Investigating in Hungary

Psychic Connections: 
Investigating in Hungary

by Joe Nickell
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Investigative Files

While in Hungary from September 16–22, 2010—initially to participate in the fourteenth European Skeptics Congress (held in Budapest September 17–19)—I found time for some interesting investigations.

Have You Had Your Antioxidants Today?

Have You Had Your Antioxidants Today?

by Steven Novella
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

The Science of Medicine

If you believe the hype, then you want them in your food; you want to take them as pills; and you want the maximum most powerful antioxidants that can be found in nature. Unfortunately, the evidence does not support the claim that there are any health benefits to taking antioxidants.

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Paranormal Misinterpretations of Vision Phenomena

by Michael Mauser
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Article

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9/11: Perspectives from a Decade Later

by Clark R. Chapman and Alan W. Harris
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Commentary

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Slaying the Beast of the Gévaudan

by Blake Smith
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Book Review

A review of Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast by Jay M. Smith

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From Shakespeare to American Archaeology

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

From the Editor

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The Lost Girl: Investigating a Case of “Psychic Detection”

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Notes on a Strange World

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The Hopeless War against Intelligent Design Creationism

by Massimo Pigliucci
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Thinking About Science

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UFO Mothership and Fleet over London

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Psychic Vibrations

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The Effect of Teachers Unions on Student Performance

by Kenneth W. Krause
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

Science Watch

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Kinoki Drains Wallet, Not Toxins

by Ben Radford
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

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