Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 42.1
by Matt Nisbet, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Cuando pensamos en las raíces del antagonismo sobre la pericia científica en los Estados Unidos, a menudo nos enfocamos en el partidismo o en las diferencias religiosas.
by Matt Nisbet
Why We Need a New Dialogue about Science, Inequality, and Society
Racism and prejudice are thorny, age-old problems with many origins. There is no single solution, no magic spell that will bring everyone together.
by Craig A. Foster and Steven M. Samuels
Racism is abhorrent. It is therefore easy for a movement such as skepticism to adopt anti-racism stances, but skepticism must avoid promoting viewpoints because they are politically popular or self-satisfying.
by Stuart Vyse
We do not solve our problems by demonizing our enemies. We do not change minds through argument or violence.
What might work? Certainly being violent back won’t help — it will just egg the racists on.
by Sam Scott
Jennifer Eberhardt’s research shows subconscious connections in people’s minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice. Law enforcement officers across the country are taking note.
The most serious implication is that Daryl Bem, a famous and well-respected psychologist, has been guilty of “an unethical manipulation of data in search of statistical significance” to support claims of the paranormal.
The Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the “Colosseum,” is the largest and most majestic amphitheater of ancient times. It is the second most visited monument in the world (after the Great Wall of China), and in 2007 was included among the new seven wonders of the modern world.
by Stuart Vyse
Many people praise the explosion of news sources we have at our disposal today. More is better, right? Unfortunately, no.
In What Version of Evolution Do You Believe
by David Zeigler
Medical Misinformation in the Media: Is Anorexia on the Rise?
Let’s Be SHARPs Together: The Need for a New Umbrella Term
by David J. Tyler and Gary M. Bakker
Free Energy: When the Web Is Freewheeling
by Sebastien Point
Why Pseudoscience Should Be Taught in College
A Cancer Nurse Examines Alternative Medicine
by Carrie Poppy
The Giant Panda: Discovered in the Land of Myth
by Joe Nickell
Science (Indeed, the World?) Needs Fewer, Not More, Icons
Is Elvis Presley in Home Alone?
Jettisoning Freud’s Spurious Contributions
The Interplay of Science Fiction and Pseudoscience