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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 17.2

June 2007

The First Thing We Do, Let’s Get Rid of All the Astrologers


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by Paul DesOrmeaux
Volume 17.2, June 2007

As Oscar Wilde wisely observed: "The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing."

Lake Monster Lookalikes

Lake Monster Lookalikes


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by Joe Nickell
Volume 17.2, June 2007

Investigative Files

As a cryptozoologist--albeit a skeptical one--I have long been on the track of fabled creatures...

God and Rev. Bayes

God and Rev. Bayes


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by Victor Stenger
Volume 17.2, June 2007

Reality Check

Bayes' theorem provides a means for calculating the probability of a statement being true based on the available evidence.