Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 35.2
by James Alcock
Psychologist Daryl Bem has reported data suggesting that future experiences can influence responses in the present. Careful scrutiny of his report reveals ...
by Joe Nickell
She claims to receive communications not only from her guardian angel, “Daniel,” but also from Jesus and even Yahweh himself, who guide her hand ...
A computer scientist discusses the roles of plagiarism, conspiracies, anti-science memes, and intense beliefs in a global-warming denying report.
A Lesson Worth Remembering
by Joe Nickell
A review of Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age by Sergio Luzzatto.
Nothing obscures or distorts science quite like politics inspired by religion.
The Mysterious Morgellons Malady
Most doctors believe that Morgellons is a type of psychiatric disorder called delusional parasitosis, in which patients come to believe ...
On Time Travel
Where does the know-how to build time machines ultimately come from?
Why the Bem Experiments Are Not Parapsychology’s Next Big Thing
The world of news and blogs began buzzing in mid-November. A prominent psychologist, Daryl Bem of Cornell University, had posted a paper on his website...
Debunking the Trauma Myth
A review of The Trauma Myth: The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children—and Its Aftermath by Susan A. Clancy.
‘Unexplained’ Cases —Only If You Ignore All Explanations
A review of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean.
A Little Too Grand?
A review of The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.
God in the News Again
by Mark Levy
If you're a theist, you ought to acknowledge, at least occasionally, that God is responsible for terrible events as well as miraculous ones.
Do Scientists Know Everything?
by Keith Taylor
Scientists do things a little differently than the rest of us.
Washington Rally to Restore Sanity a Plea for Reason
Media reports described it as a lighthearted day of comedy, but there was a much more profound message: a rallying cry for reason.
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: Cure-All or Just One More Unproven Therapy?
by Clifford W. Beninger
Intravenous nutrient therapy is increasingly popular as a treatment for multiple ailments. But the evidence for the efficacy of IV nutrient treatments is...
Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses
Many medical hypotheses have been ill-conceived and/or inadequately tested. As a consequence, billions of dollars have been wasted and the public harmed.