Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 35.6
by Joe Nickell
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.
by Bradley T. Lepper, Kenneth L. Feder, Terry A. Barnhart, and Deborah A. Bolnick
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.
by James McGaha and Joe Nickell
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.
by Sharon Hill
An Interview with Miracle Detectives Scientist Indre Viskontas
by David H. Gorski, Mark Crislip, Avrum Z. Bluming, Carol Tavris, Harriet Hall, and Reynold Spector
This collection of letters was previously posted as an Online Extra. Read it in CSI's Special Articles section »
by Joe Nickell
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.
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.
Paranormal Misinterpretations of Vision Phenomena
by Michael Mauser
9/11: Perspectives from a Decade Later
by Clark R. Chapman and Alan W. Harris
Slaying the Beast of the Gévaudan
by Blake Smith
A review of Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast by Jay M. Smith
From Shakespeare to American Archaeology
The Lost Girl: Investigating a Case of “Psychic Detection”
The Hopeless War against Intelligent Design Creationism
UFO Mothership and Fleet over London
The Effect of Teachers Unions on Student Performance