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by Joe Nickell
June 11, 2015
Although there were other “public enemies” of the Depression Era, John Dillinger had daring and style to spare. But so did a tenacious G-man named Melvin Purvis, an agent so effective and so adored by the public and press that his boss, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover, seethed with jealousy.
by Bryan Farha
November 25, 2013
One of the world’s most popular alleged psychics and spiritual mediums in history, Sylvia Browne, died on November 20, 2013 at age 77 (although she predicted on CNN that she would live to age 88).
by Ben Radford
June 20, 2013
I recently uncovered rampant plagiarism in a HarperCollins title The Element Encyclopedia of Vampires: An A–Z of the Undead, “written” (more accurately “cut-and-pasted-from-the-Internet”) by Theresa Cheung.
by Gary Longsine and Peter Boghossian
September 27, 2012
The Twin Fallacies of Appeal to Righteous Indignation and Appeal to Sanctity.
Appeals to righteous indignation or sanctity—which attempt to shield ideas from contemplation, discussion, investigation, or criticism—are common, impede rational discourse, and should be recognized as logical fallacies.
by David H. Gorski, Mark Crislip, Avrum Z. Bluming, Carol Tavris, Harriet Hall, and Reynold Spector
August 19, 2011
The article "Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses" by Reynold Spector, MD, in our March/April 2011 issue prompted considerable comment and controversy.
July 13, 2011
SKEPTICAL INQUIRER editor Kendrick Frazier reports from Doha, Qatar.
June 30, 2011
More than 700 science journalists from ninety countries—half of them from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East—are meeting on the outskirts of Doha ...
February 25, 2011
Dr. Benjamin Wolozin shares his thoughts and photos from October's Washington, DC event.
February 16, 2011
A recent lawsuit argues that “the scientific community has rejected [Skechers’s] claims” of enhanced fitness effects.