A Champlain ‘Croc’ of Mythic Proportions

A Champlain ‘Croc’ of Mythic Proportions

by Scott Mardis
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 26.3

The idea that the “monsters” of Lake Champlain (assuming they exist) are either crocodiles or animals with a crocodilian metabolism is poorly supported by the available evidence.

Mystery Coin of 
the Yukon

Mystery Coin of 
the Yukon

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Briefs · Investigative Files · Volume 26.3

According to raconteur Ed Ferrell in his Strange Stories of Alaska and the Yukon (1996, 120), the coin “appeared to have been minted before the Ice Age”

CSICon Las Vegas: “Go for the speakers, return for the people”

CSICon Las Vegas: “Go for the speakers, return for the people”

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Special Report
December 1, 2016

The lineup of speakers was some of the stars of science and skepticism, making this a must-do conference.

Reflections on Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

Reflections on Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

by Felipe Nogueira
Skeptical Briefs · Skepticism and Science · Volume 26.3

Carroll is a poetic naturalist, and he does a great job throughout the book of differentiating fundamental from emergent phenomena, highlighting that both are real.

A Guide to Ghost Hunting Guidebooks: NO MORE! Please! (Part 2)

by Sharon Hill
Skeptical Briefs · Book Review · Volume 26.2

Such incredible claims should have equally incredible documentation provided. Nope. Nothing. It’s practically lying.

‘Career’ in Exorcism 
in Argentina

‘Career’ in Exorcism 
in Argentina

by Alejandro Borgo
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 26.2

Imagine hundreds of people being “exorcized” by these “professionals,” spreading superstition and magical thinking.