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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 38.3

Volume 38.3

May/June 2014

Mount Rainier: ‘Saucer Magnet’

Mount Rainier: ‘Saucer Magnet’

by James McGaha and Joe Nickell
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Article

Mount Rainier isn’t just where seminal UFO figure Kenneth Arnold saw “flying saucers” in 1947; the majestic mountain actually plays a more direct role in saucerology.

Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine

Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine

by Eugenie V. Mielczarek and Brian D. Engler
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Article

A study of federal funding advancing naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and energy healing as acceptable medical protocols finds troubling misuse of taxpayer dollars.

Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate

Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate

by Bill Nye
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Special Report

Bill Nye gives his own first-person view of this much-watched and much-discussed debate, the circumstances surrounding it, his preparations and strategy, and the reasons he decided to take part.

Connecticut’s Hidden Animals?

Connecticut’s Hidden Animals?

by Kenneth L. Feder
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Forum

The rational part of my mind recognized almost immediately thereafter that the identification I had come up with was nonsensical. But was it?

The ‘200 Demons’ House: A Skeptical Demonologist’s Report

The ‘200 Demons’ House: A Skeptical Demonologist’s Report

by Joe Nickell
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Investigative Files

Sparking an international media frenzy, a house in Gary, Indiana, was—according to two unnamed “clairvoyants”—besieged by over 200 demons.

Health Risk from Fukushima Radiation

Health Risk from Fukushima Radiation

by Steven Novella
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

The Science of Medicine

Fear is a powerful emotion with clear protective functions. However, fear is not always adaptive.

Myths and Media in the Creationist Movement

Myths and Media in the Creationist Movement

by Glenn Branch
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Book Review

A review of Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution, by Edward Caudill.

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Stop Heisenberg Abuse! Three Outrageous Misappropriations of Quantum Physics

by Dale DeBakcsy
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

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UFOs and Cognitive Science: A Case Study

by Matthew J. Sharps
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Article

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Was Special Creation De-Nye’d?

by Penny Higgins
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Special Report

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Quantum Mystification

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

From the Editor

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The Epistemology of Thought Experiments, Part 1

by Massimo Pigliucci
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Thinking About Science

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Earthquake Lights Shine Again!

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Psychic Vibrations

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Did Elves Delay Road Construction in Iceland?

by Ben Radford
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Skeptical Inquiree

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Saucer, Saucer, Who’s Got the Saucer?

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

Book Review

A review of Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson, by Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt.