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Navy Pilot’s 2004 UFO: A Comedy of Errors

by Joe Nickell
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

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Investigative Files

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Does the Vatican Hold a Painting of a UFO?

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

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Notes on a Strange World

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William James and the Psychics

by Stuart Vyse
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

Behavior & Belief
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Take a Wish Foundation

by Ian Harris
Volume 42.3, May / June 2018

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The Last Laugh

Hawking ‘Ghosts’ in Old Louisville

Hawking ‘Ghosts’ in Old Louisville

by Joe Nickell
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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Investigative Files

How could a press that represents all of the universities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky publish such nonsense—even in an age of fake news and fake science?

Ambassadors for Science

Ambassadors for Science

by Matt Nisbet
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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The Science of Science Communication

Harnessing the Power of Opinion-Leaders Across Communities

David vs. Whatsisname

David vs. Whatsisname

by George Hrab
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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I’m not sure I get the point of the story of David and Goliath.

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Do Superstitious Rituals Work?

by Stuart Vyse
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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Just Asking Questions

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

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Skeptical Inquiree

The Aura: A Brief Review

by Bridgette M. Perez
Volume 35.1, January/February 2011

Column

Empirical studies show no evidence for the existence of an aura around humans that supposedly only psychics can see. Why, then, does belief in auras persist?

Magnetic Healing: An Old Scam That Never Dies

by Steven Novella
Volume 35.1, January/February 2011

Column

The notion that magnets can be used for healing has existed since humans discovered them.

The Right Stuff

by Steven Doloff
Volume 35.1, January/February 2011

Column

Will America's (Foolish) Optimism Stare Down the Recession?

Defending Isagenix: A Case Study in Flawed Thinking

by Harriet Hall
Volume 35.1, January/February 2011

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Do those who comment on blogs even read the articles they are responding to? Here is a case study in emotional thinking, ad hominem arguments, logical...

The Conspiracy Meme

by Ted Goertzel
Volume 35.1, January/February 2011

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Many of these theories are clearly absurd, but some are plausible and others actually contain elements of truth.

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An Eye for the Ladies

by Kenneth W. Krause
Volume 34.2, March / April 2010

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Evolutionary scientists made 2009 a remarkable year for the fairer sex. Let's start with Darwinius masillae—remember "Ida"? On May 19 the...

A Quarter Century of Skeptical Inquiry: My Personal Involvement

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 25.4, July / August 2001

Column

Paul Kurtz discusses his 25-year history with CSICOP

White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Is Biased

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 25.3, May / June 2001

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Paul Kurtz's response to the Commission