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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 40.6

Volume 40.6

November/December 2016

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Skeptical Activism from the Bottom Up

by Michael Marshall
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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The inevitable downside to a movement with no center is a lack of a figurehead to drive activism and direct enthusiasm into effective pursuits, meaning opportunities to counter pseudoscience directly and publicly sometimes pass by, with local groups focusing their energies on their own local activities.

Dispelling Demons: Detective Work at The Conjuring House

Dispelling Demons: Detective Work at The Conjuring House

by Joe Nickell
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

Investigative Files

I analyzed the Perrons’ claims of demonic activity and showed that they were consistent with the effects of strong winds, misperceptions, schoolgirl pranks, vivid dreams, simple suggestion, role-playing, and other factors.

Winning the Vaccine War

Winning the Vaccine War

by Matt Nisbet
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

The Science of Science Communication

Hint: Focus on Community-Based Strategies and Avoid Denigrating Parents.

Superstition Masquerading as Science

by Rachel Ammirati, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Dean McKay
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

Special Report

“As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession”

Michael Mann and the Climate Wars

Michael Mann and the Climate Wars

by Mark Boslough
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

Interview

Physicist and CSI Fellow Mark Boslough interviewed noted climatologist and geophysicist Michael Mann, who spoke at CSICon Las Vegas.

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Bigfoot and I: Reflections on Forty Years of Skepticism

by Eugenie Scott
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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My Personal Odyssey in Skepticism

by Harriet Hall
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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From Tiny Acorns…

by Christopher C. French
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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A Glimpse Backward—and Forward—at Skepticism’s Big Tent

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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Spreading Skepticism

by Wendy M. Grossman
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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How I Got Hooked on the Skeptical World

by Susan Gerbic
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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The Day the World Changed . . . for Me

by Richard Saunders
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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Nuclear Power and the Psychology of Evaluating Risk

by Daniel A. Vogel
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

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MUFON Gets into the Bigfoot Business

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

Psychic Vibrations

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‘M’ Is for Mysterious Marks

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

Skeptical Inquiree

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Houdini and the Cancer of Superstition

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 40.6, November/December 2016

Notes on a Strange World