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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 25.1

Spring 2015

You Can Lead Believers to Knowledge, but You Can’t Make Them Think

by Barbara Mervine
Volume 25.1, Spring 2015

“Give a person an answer, they will know Bigfoot isn’t real. Teach a person skepticism, and they’ll think Bigfoot isn’t real, aliens aren’t visiting from Venus, and they’ll vaccinate their children.”

Bitter(s) Medicine

Bitter(s) Medicine

by Joe Nickell
Volume 25.1, Spring 2015

Investigative Files

Bitters bottles are a window into an earlier era of quackery (although sometimes perhaps well-intentioned), as well as into the related worlds of unbridled advertising, liquor sales and consumption, and, of course, the very human need for relief from myriad ailments.

Myths about Nutrition

Myths about Nutrition

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 25.1, Spring 2015

Skepticism and Science

As a PhD student in medical sciences, people often ask me questions about diet and nutrition. The problem is that several bogus claims have spread and are widely believed.

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Not Seeking the White Whale or Tanystropheus

by Scott Mardis
Volume 25.1, Spring 2015

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Fighting for Equality in the Bible Belt with No Religion Required

by Gurmukh Mongia
Volume 25.1, Spring 2015

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