Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 37.6
by Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld
Neuroscience and its new brain imaging tools are great achievements of modern science. But they are vulnerable to being oversold by the media, some overzealous scientists, and neuroentrepreneurs.
Our difficulty accepting evolution isn’t just because some religions oppose it or that it is complicated—it isn’t. The problem may be a result of how our minds work.
by James McGaha and Joe Nickell
What did he see? The missing piece of the puzzle in a strange ‘UFO’ case involving the crash of a young pilot off Australia has been identified.
by Brian Regal
The story of the Jersey Devil has become layered with myths and variations, obscuring the original events that gave rise to it. Not surprising considering the story comes from colonial-era political intrigue, Quaker religious infighting, and a future Founding Father.
I want to give some brief historical perspective about the skeptical movement, take a look at some new trends, and revisit a theme I’ve emphasized before, reminding ourselves why we do this: the higher values of skeptical inquiry.
While the evidence they provide is scientifically debated, some tools such as audio recorders have become popular mainstays of the paranormal investigator.
I knew that it was possible to create all manner of digital UFOs in photographs. What I did not realize was just how easy it has become.
Six Signs of Scientism: Part 1
by Susan Haack
The Future of High Energy Physics in the United States
by Kevin T. Pitts
Psychic Successes or Memory Failures?
by Theodore E. Parks
Cautions and Enthusiasms
Detective: Uncovering the Mysteries of a Word
by Joe Nickell
Truth, Part II
Taking Our Medicine: What Hope for Skepticism in Healthcare?
An Inside Look at a ‘Psychic’s’ World
by Ray Hyman
A review of Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium by Mark Edward.
Scholarly Cryptozoology: Now, There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day
by Sharon Hill
A review of Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero.
A Serious Look at Psychiatry’s Madness Model
A review of Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs by Stuart A. Kirk, Tomi Gomory, and David Cohen.