Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 39.6
by Joe Nickell & James McGaha, translated by Alejandro Borgo
A todo el mundo le gustan los misterios. Resuelva uno en el campo científico y enseguida vendrán los elogios.
This is the latest web craze known as the “Charlie Charlie Challenge,” perhaps dating back to an ancient Mexican tradition, an experience that intrigues kids and scares adults. Through a sort of séance, some claim people can ask questions to some unseen entity that should be able to reply.
by Joe Nickell
What has been called “one of the most extraordinary outbreaks of poltergeist phenomena” of the twentieth century began with an English schoolboy, aged eleven and a half years, Matthew Manning.
by Joe Nickell and James McGaha
By their nature, paranormal claims depend not on positive but negative evidence, by which proponents attempt to use mysteries (“the unexplained”) to support their beliefs. In contrast, scientists seek to use positive evidence to solve mysteries.
Increasing evidence that gene transfer across huge evolutionary distances is common in animals, including humans, provides a strong retort to the claim that GMOs are “unnatural.”
by Larry Kusche
The man who solved the Bermuda Triangle “mystery” looks back after four decades on his investigations into the missing flight that started it all and the shoddy research, gullibility, and distortions that created this mystery.
A Review of The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom by Michael Shermer
In 2013–2014, only four of 69,604 publishing climate scientists rejected anthropogenic global warming. The consensus on anthropogenic global warming is not 97 percent, as is widely claimed; it is above 99.9 percent.
A Review of How UFO's Conquered the World by David Clarke
Through Me, the Universe: A Stroll through the Curious Solipsism of Biocentrism
The Devil and the Details
by Jérémie Harris and Edouard Harris
From N-Rays to EmDrives: When Does Science Become Pseudoscience?
Is the EmDrive Pseudoscience?
by Leonard Tramiel
The Man Who Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery
by The Editors
Ten distinguished scientists, scholars, educators, and investigators from five countries have been elected fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), copublisher of the Skeptical Inquirer. CSI (formerly CSICOP) is one of the world’s leading organizations for the promotion of scientific thinking and the critical examination of extraordinary claims from a scientific point of view.
The Rendle-Sham Case: Phony and Phonier
Beware Mesmer Thieves!
Unlocking the Treasures
by David Kordahl
A Review of Great Calculations: A Surprising Look Behind 50 Scientific Inquiries by Colin Pask