Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 38.2
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.
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.
Skeptics, Humanists Come Together in Tacoma in First Joint Conference: Skepticism, Humanism, or Both?
by Susan Gerbic
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.
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.
by Joe Nickell
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.
A review of Think: Why You Should Question Everything, by Guy P. Harrison.
What Is the Danger That Terrorists Will Attack the United States with a Nuclear or ‘Dirty’ Bomb?
by Richard E. Wackrow
The Burzynski Affair: Forty Years and Counting
The Epsitemology of Thought Experiments, Part 1
Between a Beer Joint and a Highway Warning Sign: The ‘Classic’ Cash-Landrum Case Unravels
The Lure of Mysterious Paintings
The Mystery of the Texas Chupacabra
A Philosophical Mind Considers the Universe (and Us)
A review of The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz
The Continuing Resistance to Acceptance of Reality
by Peter Lamal
A review of Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future by Donald R. Prothero
The House of Skeptics Serves Psi (and Crow)
A review of Science and Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics by Chris Carter