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Generation sXeptic

A column written by Matt Nisbet in 2000 and 2001

Media Coverage After the Attack: Reason and Deliberative Democracy Put to the Test

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
October 1, 2001

How well have the media covered the September 11 attack?

Caught in the Ag Biotech Crossfire

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
June 18, 2001

How U.S. Universities Can Engage the Public About Scientific Controversy

That’s Infotainment!

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
April 30, 2001

How soft journalism undermines the credibility of major media organizations, drives away core audiences, and hurts democracy.

Talking to Heaven Through Television

Talking to Heaven Through Television

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
March 13, 2001

How the Mass Media Package and Sell Psychic Medium John Edward

A Look Back at the Best Skeptic Book of 2000

A Look Back at the Best Skeptic Book of 2000

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
January 1, 2001

Voodoo Science Conjures a Celebrity Out of a Scientist

The Physics Instructor Who Walks on Fire

The Physics Instructor Who Walks on Fire

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
October 25, 2000

Willey walks across hot coals, sinks his hand in molten lead, strides across broken glass, and has blocks smashed across him.

Introducing Italy’s Version of Harry Houdini

Introducing Italy’s Version of Harry Houdini

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
August 31, 2000

Most ten-year-olds growing up in Italy dream of feats of national heroism on the soccer field...

The Best Case for ESP?

The Best Case for ESP?

by Matt Nisbet
Generation sXeptic
July 28, 2000

Imagine that you are recruited for a ganzfeld experiment, touted as the best known method for testing for "psi" ability.