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A Skeptical Guide through the Conspiracy Rabbit Hole


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by Celestia Ward
Volume 43.1,

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What Are Contact ‘Experiencers’ Really Experiencing?


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by Ted Goertzel
Volume 43.1,

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Say It Isn’t So


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by Kenneth R. Foster
Volume 43.1,

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How We Believe

How We Believe


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.6, November / December 2018

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Beliefs guide all our thoughts and behaviors, from brushing our teeth to voting for a particular political party.

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When Psychics Come Under Control of Organized Crime


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by Wendy Grossman
Volume 42.6, November / December 2018

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A Detailed Primer in Fighting Wildlife Crime


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by Bob Ladendorf
Volume 42.6, November / December 2018

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The Case That CAM is Unethical

The Case That CAM is Unethical


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

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CAM exploits patients, including physical damage, mental distress, financial loss, and harm to third parties.

An Early ‘Monster’ with an Older History

An Early ‘Monster’ with an Older History


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by Terence Hines
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

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In cryptozoological terms, the Jersey Devil doesn’t have the cachet of the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, or even the chupacabra.

A State of Many Mysteries

A State of Many Mysteries


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by Susan Gerbic
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

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Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment by Benjamin Radford

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Climate Fundamentals: NOVA’s ‘Decoding the Weather Machine’


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by David Morrison
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

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This is Your Brain on Social Media


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

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Tackling the Big Questions


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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A Monumental, but Flawed, Effort to Understand Behavior


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by Reynold Spector
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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The Fortieth Anniversary of E.O. Wilson’s On Human Nature


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by Reviewed By: Paul Brown
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

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On Human Nature: Revised Edition with New Preface by E.O. Wilson

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Following Disgraced Doctor Andrew Wakefield


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by Reviewed By: Robert Ladendorf
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

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The Pathological Optimist A film by Miranda Bailey

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Scientific American Collection on the Science about Controversial Issues


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by The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

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Reconsidering Monsters


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by Reviewed By: Joseph R. Stains
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

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The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast

The Riddle of Consciousness

The Riddle of Consciousness


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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Consciousness is not a nonphysical phenomenon. It is an evolved user-illusion, “a system of virtual machines that evolved, genetically and memetically, to play very special roles in the ‘cognitive niche’ our ancestors have constructed over the millennia.”

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Strange Songs from the Fringe


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by Brian Regal
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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Yet Another Title on ‘Quantum’ Consciousness


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by Sadri Hassani
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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Food Evolution


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by Celestia Ward
Volume 41.6, November/December 2017

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A Pictorial Film Review

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Loch Ness Solved — Even More Fully!


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by Joe Nickell
Volume 41.6, November/December 2017

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The Martin Gardner Correspondence with Marcello Truzzi


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by Ray Ward
Volume 41.6, November/December 2017

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Truth to Power on Climate


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by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 41.6, November/December 2017

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Jettisoning Freud’s Spurious Contributions


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by Peter Barglow
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

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The Interplay of Science Fiction and Pseudoscience


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by Terence Hines
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

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Repeating Erroneously the Words of Another


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by Glenn Branch
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

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A Brilliant Climate Collaboration

A Brilliant Climate Collaboration


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by Robert Ladendorf
Volume 41.5, September/October 2017

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The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy by Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles

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A History of Physics Worth Fifty-One Thousand Words


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by Celestia Ward
Volume 41.5, September/October 2017

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Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery from Thales to Higgs by Don S. Lemons

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Houdini’s Remarkable Female Detective


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by Terence Hines
Volume 41.5, September/October 2017

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Houdini’s ‘Girl Detective’: The Real-Life Ghost-Busting Adventures of Rose Mackenburg Compiled and Introduced by Tony Wolf

A Good Analysis of Bad UFO Information

A Good Analysis of Bad UFO Information


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 41.4, July/August 2017

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Robert Sheaffer is one of the—if not the—world’s top experts on the subject of unidentified flying objects and claims of extraterrestrials, and he shares that knowledge in his new book Bad UFOs.

Why We Often Get Risks Wrong

Why We Often Get Risks Wrong


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by Terence Hines
Volume 41.4, July/August 2017

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Geoffrey Kabat debunks elusive health risks in his new book.

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The Bigfoot Obsession


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by Joe Nickell
Volume 41.4, July/August 2017

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What Ghosts Mean

What Ghosts Mean


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 41.2, March/April 2017

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“I have to admit that I’ve come to envy the people who reported having poltergeists in their home; they have a ready explanation for anything amiss in their household”

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Research into Astrology Made Accessible


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by Ivan W. Kelly
Volume 41.3, May/June 2017

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Understanding Manufactroversies


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by Glenn Branch
Volume 41.3, May/June 2017

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Pensar claramente sobre el cáncer

Pensar claramente sobre el cáncer


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by Harriet Hall, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Volume 40.2, March/April 2016

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Cuando a la gente se le diagnostica cáncer, se vuelve vulnerable y se desespera. Buscan información y esperan encontrar libros de recetas de cocina, relatos milagrosos, medicina alternativa y “curas prohibidas” respecto del cáncer.

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The Scientist and the Philosopher


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by James E. Alcock
Volume 41.2, March/April 2017

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The Story of the Gene


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 41.1, January/February 2017

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Our Conspiracy-Generating Brains

Our Conspiracy-Generating Brains


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by Steven Caldwell Brown
Volume 40.5, September/October 2016

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Brotherton argues that conspiracy theories, ultimately, are stories not unlike those we have been telling each other throughout the ages.

Heavy with Praise, Light with Skepticism

Heavy with Praise, Light with Skepticism


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by James Alcock
Volume 40.4, July/August 2016

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Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science by Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha

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Why Science and Religion are Irreconcilable


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by James M. Clark
Volume 40.5, September/October 2016

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Bad Medicine


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by Bernard M. Patten
Volume 40.4, July/August 2016

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The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife by Eben Alexander

A Celebrity’s Experience in Scientology

A Celebrity’s Experience in Scientology


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by Wendy M. Grossman
Volume 40.2, March/April 2016

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In her new book, Troublemaker, written with Rebecca Paley, Remini interweaves stories of her personal and professional life with her history in and growing doubts about Scientology.

Clear Thinking About Cancer

Clear Thinking About Cancer


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 40.2, March/April 2016

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He doesn’t blame people who go off in pursuit of a promised miracle cure. He understands their desperation and the comfort of having a hope to cling to. Rather, he blames those who offer that anything without a fair, accurate, and accountable foundation.

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The Nature of ‘Nature’


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by Paul Brown
Volume 40.3, May/June 2016

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Hallucination or Revelation?


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 40.3, May/June 2016

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The Art and Science of the Scam: Implications for Skeptics


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by Scott O. Lilienfeld
Volume 40.3, May/June 2016

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The Physics of Martial Arts


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by Peter Huston
Volume 40.2, March/April 2016

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A Protopian View of Moral Progress

A Protopian View of Moral Progress


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by Daniel Grassam
Volume 39.6, November/December 2015

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A Review of The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom by Michael Shermer

On Her Majesty’s Secret Saucers

On Her Majesty’s Secret Saucers


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by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 39.6, November/December 2015

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A Review of How UFO's Conquered the World by David Clarke

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Lincoln’s ‘Haunting’ Presence


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by Joe Nickell
Volume 40.1, January/February 2016

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Invasion of the Pod People


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by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 40.1, January/February 2016

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Unlocking the Treasures


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by David Kordahl
Volume 39.6, November/December 2015

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A Review of Great Calculations: A Surprising Look Behind 50 Scientific Inquiries by Colin Pask

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Memior of an Accused Satanist


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by Mike Moran
Volume 39.6, November/December 2015

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A Review of Life After Death by Damien Echols

The Return of Facilitated Communication

The Return of Facilitated Communication


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by Terence Hines
Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Review of The Horse That Won’t Go Away: Clever Hans, Facilitated Communication, and the Need for Clear Thinking by Thomas E. Heinzen, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Susan A. Nolan

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The Case of the Haunting Handprints


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by Joe Nickell
Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

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The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death by Janis Heaphy Durham

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A Textbook Case in Georgia Remembered


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by Glenn Branch
Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

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God Sent Me: A Textbook Case on Evolution vs. Creation by Jeffrey Selman

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World-Changing Genius, Creativity, and Teamwork


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by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

Truth, Trouble, and Research Exposing Alt Med

Truth, Trouble, and Research Exposing Alt Med


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by Chris French
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

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A Scientist in Wonderland: A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble by Edzard Ernst

The Meaning of Consensus in Science

The Meaning of Consensus in Science


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by David Morrison
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

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Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth by James Lawrence Powell

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Skepticism through Stick Figures


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by Russ Dobler
Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

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Psychology and Psychotherapy: How Much Is Evidence-Based?


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Psychology Gone Wrong: The Dark Side of Science and Therapy by Tomasz Witkowski and Maciej Zatonski

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At Last a Photo of the Soul?


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by Joe Nickell
Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Image of a Spirit by Paul Williams

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A Scientific Response to Chemophobia


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

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100 Chemical Myths: Misconceptions, Misunderstandings, Explanations by Lajos Kovács, Dezsã Csupor, Gábor Lente, and Tamás Gunda

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Skeptical Psychology between Two Covers


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Beliefs & Experience by Christopher C. French and Anna Stone.

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Conspiracy Theories throughout American History


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by Peter Huston
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker.

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When Genealogy Gets Distorted


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by Kristin E. Harley
Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures by Christine Kenneally.

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The Great Freethinker We Owe A Big Debt


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by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

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A review of The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby

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A Walk on the Other Side


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by Daniel Grassam
Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

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A review of The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr

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Reading, Writing, Math, and Panic in the Schools


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

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A review of Mass Hysteria in Schools: A Worldwide History Since 1566 by Robert Bartholomew with Bob Rickard

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Moonlight and Magic


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by Jay M. Pasachoff
Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

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A review of Magic in the Moonlight written and directed by Woody Allen

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Historical Revisionism in Tim’s Vermeer


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by Eve Siebert
Volume 39.1, January/February 2015

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A review of Tim’s Vermeer, Directed by Raymond Teller. Written by Penn and Teller.

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Bigfoot or Big Fraud?


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by Rob Boston
Volume 39.1, January/February 2015

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A review of Sasquatch for Sale: Death, DNA, and Duplicity by Michael Greene

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How to Be Less Dumb


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by Daniel Grassam
Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

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You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself by David McRaney

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The Rendlesham UFO Incident: A Study in Folly


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by James McGaha and Joe Nickell
Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World’s Best-Documented UFO Incident by Nick Pope

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A Skeptical Linguist Looks at American Beliefs


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by Mark Newbrook
Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

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God Bless America! Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States by Karen Stollznow

Myths and Media in the Creationist Movement

Myths and Media in the Creationist Movement


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by Glenn Branch
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

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A review of Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution, by Edward Caudill.

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The Brain and Religious Belief: Analysis Disappoints


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by Terence Hines
Volume 38.4, July/August 2014

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A review of The Believer’s Brain, by Kenneth M. Heilman and Russell S. Donda

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Saucer, Saucer, Who’s Got the Saucer?


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by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

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A review of Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson, by Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt.

How to Think about Appealing Claims

How to Think about Appealing Claims


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by Kenneth L. Feder
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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A review of Think: Why You Should Question Everything, by Guy P. Harrison.

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A Philosophical Mind Considers the Universe (and Us)


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by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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A review of The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz

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The Continuing Resistance to Acceptance of Reality


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by Peter Lamal
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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A review of Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future by Donald R. Prothero

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The House of Skeptics Serves Psi (and Crow)


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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A review of Science and Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics by Chris Carter

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Philosophy Meets Medicine


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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A review of Medical Philosophy: Conceptual Issues in Medicine by Mario Bunge

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Explanations and Meta-Ideas


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by Paul G. Brown
Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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A review of Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel Dennett

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Extra Time or Game Over?


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by Daniel Grassam
Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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A review of Extra Sensory: The Science and Pseudoscience of Telepathy and Other Powers of the Mind by Brian Clegg

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Delving into the Abduction Files


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by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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A review of The Alien Abduction Files by Kathleen Marden and Denise Stone

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An Inside Look at a ‘Psychic’s’ World


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by Ray Hyman
Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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A review of Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium by Mark Edward.

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Scholarly Cryptozoology: Now, There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day


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by Sharon Hill
Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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A review of Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero.

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A Serious Look at Psychiatry’s Madness Model


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by Peter Barglow
Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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A review of Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs by Stuart A. Kirk, Tomi Gomory, and David Cohen.

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The Wonder of Creation Astronomy


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by Pierre Stromberg
Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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A review of Wonders Without Number: Created with Purpose or Conceived in Chaos? by David Rives

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A Dangerous Blending of Nazi Fact and Fiction


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by Peter Huston
Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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A review of The Nazi Occult by Kenneth Hite

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A Fundamental, Costly Error


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by Peter Lamal
Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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A review of The Marvelous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique by Arthur W. Staats

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?


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by Harriet Hall
Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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A review of Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine by Paul Offit, MD.

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Bringing Bayes into Predictions


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by Paul G. Brown
Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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A review of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

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The Biography of America’s Lake Monster


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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A review of The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster by Robert E. Bartholomew

Clear and Fear: Scientology Under Review

Clear and Fear: Scientology Under Review


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by Wendy M. Grossman
Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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We very likely have Katie Holmes to thank for the timing of this latest crop of books on Scientology, the belief system so notably promoted by her ex-husband, Tom Cruise. Yes, at least two of these authors have been researching their books for many years, but for promotional opportunities you can’t beat a good celebrity crack-up.

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No News Is Good News, but Bad News Is Deadly


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by Kitty Mervine
Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

Review

A review of The Martians Have Landed!: A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes by Robert E. Bartholomew and Benjamin Radford

The Parameters of Pseudoscience

The Parameters of Pseudoscience


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by David Morrison
Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

Review

Skeptics often say they are trying to expose pseudoscience, but in reality we tend to use this term loosely. Creationism, homeopathy, alternative medicine, and cold fusion are clearly pseudoscientific, but what about ancient aliens, UFOs, alien abductions, Bigfoot, crystals, the Moon hoax, and many other claims investigated in the pages of the Skeptical Inquirer?