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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 39.2

Volume 39.2

March/April 2015

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When Don’t the Highly Educated Believe in Evolution? The Bible Believers Effect

When Don’t the Highly Educated Believe in Evolution? The Bible Believers Effect

by Charles S. Reichardt and Ian A. Saari
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Feature

Among those who believe the Bible is the word of God, those with more formal education are less likely to believe in human evolution than those with less education.

Alien Lights? At Phoenix, Stephenville, and Elsewhere: A Postmortem

Alien Lights? At Phoenix, Stephenville, and Elsewhere: A Postmortem

by James McGaha and Joe Nickell
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Feature

Investigations show that famous nighttime “alien light” sightings were all due to objects in the sky, but not the extraterrestrial spacecraft UFO enthusiasts imagined.

Organized Skepticism: Four Decades ... and Today

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Commentary

Just over forty years ago, the world was awash in unexamined paranormalism. But a scientific response to all the nonsense was beginning to brew.

Behind the Magic: An Interview with James Randi

Behind the Magic: An Interview with James Randi

by Kylie Sturgess
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Interview

An eighty-six-year-old skeptic, secular humanist, and atheist, Randi has investigated paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims for much of his career.

The New Pope Saints

by Joe Nickell
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Investigative Files

On April 27, 2014, two former popes—John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli, 1881–1963) and John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla, 1920–2005)—were made saints of the Roman Catholic Church. But how are saints created?

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Evolution: The Big and the Small of It

by Edouard Harris and Jérémie Harris
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Feature

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Yes, But How Do You Explain This?

by Stephen Carey
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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The Case of Gorter v. SKEPP: Court Says: ‘Quack’ Can Be Called ‘Quack’ Again

by Willem Betz
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Special Report

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Africa’s Satanic Panic

by Marc E. Fitch
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Special Report

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A Few Changes, and with Randi Down Under

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

From the Editor

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The Great Stone Face and Other Nonmysteries

by Martin Gardner
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Martin Gardner Centennial

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Scientist Photographs Plastic Alien at Area 51

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Psychic Vibrations

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Enter the Boy Wonder, Part 1 – Randi vs. Geller: How the Giant Battle Began

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Notes on a Strange World

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The Skepticism of Clara Peller

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Skeptical Inquiree

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Skeptical Psychology between Two Covers

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Review

Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Beliefs & Experience by Christopher C. French and Anna Stone.

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Conspiracy Theories throughout American History

by Peter Huston
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Review

The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker.

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When Genealogy Gets Distorted

by Kristin E. Harley
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Review

The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures by Christine Kenneally.