Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 35.5
by Kenneth Feder, Bradley T. Lepper, Terry A. Barnhart, and Deborah A. Bolnick
The Lost Civilizations of North America documentary is one in a long line of failed attempts to populate America’s ancient past with the denizens of lost tribes, lost cities, and, as its title indicates, lost civilizations.
Reports of alleged ghostly activity tell us a great deal about the innermost workings of our brains.
How to make a perpetual motion device and live to tell about it.
by Ryan Shaffer
Sathya Sai Baba, a living god for nearly forty million people, died in April. He had a nine-billion-dollar organization and religious centers throughout the world. Who was Baba? Why was he thought to be a god?
by Joe Nickell
Il Sacro Catino, “The Holy Basin,” is one of the most famous embodiments of the legendary “Holy Grail,” and I was able to study both it and its legend there in the fall of 2009, attempting to resolve some of the mysteries and controversies concerning it.
Stem cells have tremendous potential, and they will likely be playing an increasing role in medical therapies over the next twenty years. But reality has yet to catch up with the hype.
An Ambitious, Hopeful Response to 9/11
by Charles M. Wynn Sr.
When the Shrinks Ignore Science, Sue Them
by James D. Herbert and Richard Redding
The Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Pastafarian Quatrains
by Jonathan C. Smith
Why Belief Always Comes First
by Harriet Hall
A review of The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer
Eight Impediments to Rationality
by Peter Lamal
A review of Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole by Stephen Law
A Flawed Attempt to Reconcile Religion and Science
by Jim Clark
A review of The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions by Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins
A Modern Fable about Science and Religion
by Joe Szimhart
A review of The Monkey Bible: A Modern Allegory by Mark Laxer
Who Really Wants Reliable Scientific Information?
The Myth of Chastity Belts
Commie Nazi Saucer Crashed at Roswell