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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 38.2

Volume 38.2

March/April 2014

Stanislaw Burzynski: Four Decades of an Unproven Cancer Cure

Stanislaw Burzynski: Four Decades of an Unproven Cancer Cure

by David H. Gorski
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Article

The Houston doctor Stanislaw Burzynski has been using an unproven cancer cure, “antineoplastons,” for decades, but despite its lack of proven anticancer activity, he has still not been shut down. Here is a primer for skeptics on his career and claims.

Skeptic Activists Fighting for Burzynski’s Cancer Patients

Skeptic Activists Fighting for Burzynski’s Cancer Patients

by Robert Blaskiewicz
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Article

A group of skeptical activists has been aggressively investigating and challenging the false claims of the Burzynski clinic and its dubious cancer treatments, presenting reliable information about them online. They even raised funds for a legitimate research hospital.

CFI Summit: Highlights

CFI Summit: Highlights

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Conference Report

Skeptics, Humanists Come Together in Tacoma in First Joint Conference: Skepticism, Humanism, or Both?

CFI Summit: Impressions

CFI Summit: Impressions

by Susan Gerbic
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Conference Report

Back from the CFI Summit, I am completely impressed. Not only was there no obvious twerking, but there was no drama, and in our tight little community of scientific skeptics that is a wonderful thing.

Eugenie C. Scott Given CFI/CSI Lifetime Achievement Award

Eugenie C. Scott Given CFI/CSI Lifetime Achievement Award

by Ronald A. Lindsay
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Conference Report

Here are the remarks by CFI President and CEO Ronald A. Lindsay at the CFI Summit in Tacoma presenting the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Eugenie C. Scott.

The Conjuring: Ghosts? Poltergeist? Demons?

The Conjuring: Ghosts? Poltergeist? Demons?

by Joe Nickell
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Investigative Files

The 2013 scary movie The Conjuring was very loosely based on the story of Roger and Carolyn Perron and their five daughters who moved into a “haunted” Rhode Island farmhouse in January 1971. There, hysteria soon reigned, the flames of which were fanned by the infamous paranormal “investigators” Ed and Lorraine Warren.

How to Think about Appealing Claims

How to Think about Appealing Claims

by Kenneth L. Feder
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Book Review

A review of Think: Why You Should Question Everything, by Guy P. Harrison.

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What Is the Danger That Terrorists Will Attack the United States with a Nuclear or ‘Dirty’ Bomb?

by Richard E. Wackrow
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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The Burzynski Affair: Forty Years and Counting

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

From the Editor

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The Epsitemology of Thought Experiments, Part 1

by Massimo Pigliucci
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Thinking About Science

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Between a Beer Joint and a Highway Warning Sign: The ‘Classic’ Cash-Landrum Case Unravels

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Psychic Vibrations

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The Lure of Mysterious Paintings

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Notes on a Strange World

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The Mystery of the Texas Chupacabra

by Ben Radford
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Skeptical Inquiree

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A Philosophical Mind Considers the Universe (and Us)

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Book Review

A review of The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz

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The Continuing Resistance to Acceptance of Reality

by Peter Lamal
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Book Review

A review of Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future by Donald R. Prothero

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The House of Skeptics Serves Psi (and Crow)

by Ben Radford
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Book Review

A review of Science and Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics by Chris Carter