Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 39.1
… And Ghosts, Angels, Demons, Fairies, Goblins, and Other Imagined Conspiracies?
Where do conspiracy beliefs come from? Recent behavioral research suggests that they do not reflect pathology or lazy thinking but may instead come from normal, rational minds.
by Ryan Shaffer
Recently obtained FBI files shatter Sylvia Browne’s insinuation that she had a relationship with federal law enforcement and show that the only interest the agency had in Browne was investigating her for fraud.
by Joe Nickell
There are different versions—folklore at work—regarding the origins of both the giant fish and the old photo. Some say the picture is genuine, while others insist that it is not.
Once again, farmer Paul Trent’s famous UFO photos from McMinnville, Oregon, are a hot topic in UFOlogy.
So, how did The Amazing Randi escape not only from the cell that kept him a prisoner but also from the building of the police station in Valleyfield Quebec? Here is the ingenious solution devised by Randi.
Modern Geocentrism: A Case Study of Pseudoscience in Astronomy
by Matthew P. Wiesner
Flaw and Order: The Science and Mythology of Criminal Profiling
by Laurence Miller
In Defense of Useless Math: Why the New Common Core Isn’t As Liberating As It Seems
Why We Believe: New Research, New Understanding
The False Memory Syndrome
Science and Skepticism, the Big Picture
Diet-Heart: A Hypothesis in Crisis? Part 1: From Proposal to Paradigm to Policy
The Cockington Church Ghost Photo
Historical Revisionism in Tim’s Vermeer
by Eve Siebert
A review of Tim’s Vermeer, Directed by Raymond Teller. Written by Penn and Teller.