Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 38.1
The works published under the name Harun Yahya promote “Islamic creationism.” A closer look at their internal logic reveals that their appeal lies in their capacity to mimic science.
Dean Radin’s new book claims that the scientific evidence for supernormal human abilities is now overwhelming. Radin relies upon meta-analyses and misrepresentations of published results to produce outlandish confidence numbers that work against the very belief he is trying to foster.
Demonology is one of the most misused terms in English, particularly by those relating the phrase to the occult. But what is it?
My experience suggests a contrarian view on the climate change debate that may be worth sharing with my fellow skeptics, including those of you skeptical of climate science.
Sweden is the home of a large and vibrant skeptics group and was the able host of the 2013 European Skeptics Congress, August 23–25, in Stockholm.
by Joe Nickell
Called “America’s best-known poltergeist case,” Tennessee’s sensational “Bell Witch” affair of ca. 1817–1821 has gone unexplained, it is said, for two centuries.
The demarcation problem is a serious one because science has extraordinary social cachet and commands huge sums of public financing, as well as because pseudoscience maims and even kills people.
The evil eye is a lucrative business for many psychics and charlatans. However, the risks run by those who decide to rely on these frauds are often much worse than just a bloodletting to their pocketbooks.
When Does a Human Life Begin?
Six Signs of Scientism: Part 2
by Susan Haack
Problems with Modern Medicine: Too Much Emphasis on Disease, Not Enough on Managing Risk
by Maciej Zatonski
Indian Skeptic Assassinated, World’s First Anti-Superstition Law Passed
by Ryan Shaffer
The Sacrifice of a Skeptic
by Bhaskar Sripada
Creationism Gone Global
Australian Man Films Giant Glowing Object in the Sky and Then Deletes Comments Explaining What It Is
Philosophy Meets Medicine
by Harriet Hall
A review of Medical Philosophy: Conceptual Issues in Medicine by Mario Bunge
Explanations and Meta-Ideas
by Paul G. Brown
A review of Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel Dennett
Extra Time or Game Over?
A review of Extra Sensory: The Science and Pseudoscience of Telepathy and Other Powers of the Mind by Brian Clegg
Delving into the Abduction Files
A review of The Alien Abduction Files by Kathleen Marden and Denise Stone
The Unexplained Files—TV Mystery-Mongering
by Stephanie Kemmerer
A review of The Unexplained Files on The Science Channel