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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 39.3

Volume 39.3

May/June 2015

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The ‘Food Babe’: A Taste of Her Own Medicine

The ‘Food Babe’: A Taste of Her Own Medicine

by Mark Aaron Alsip
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation

While “Food Babe” Vani Hari’s pseudoscience has been widely debunked by qualified doctors and scientists, a more sobering fact seems to have escaped everyone’s attention: one of America’s most notorious bloggers is earning sales commissions from products that contain the very same ingredients she says are dangerous.

WHO’s Strategy on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

WHO’s Strategy on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

by Thomas P.C. Dorlo, Willem Betz, and Cees N.M. Renckens
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation

The World Health Organization once again advocates for implementing complementary and alternative medicine in national health services, jeopardizing global public health and evidence-based medicine.

Pesticides: Just How Bad Are They?

Pesticides: Just How Bad Are They?

by Harriet Hall
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation

Scientific balance and objective assessments of evidence are necessary to avoid biased and misleading answers to concerns about pesticides.

Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccination Movement: An Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccination Movement: An Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

by Lindsay Beyerstein
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Interview

In an interview with Lindsay Beyerstein on the Point of Inquiry podcast, Offit spoke about the early 2015 measles outbreak at Disneyland, the anti-vaccination movement, and the importance of vaccination.

It’s Time for Science-Based Medicine

It’s Time for Science-Based Medicine

by Steven Novella
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

The Science of Medicine

In the pages of the Skeptical Inquirer and elsewhere in the skeptical literature, you can read about a seemingly endless array of snake oil remedies, dubious health claims, questionable practices, ineffective regulation, and shortcomings of mainstream medicine.

Truth, Trouble, and Research Exposing Alt Med

Truth, Trouble, and Research Exposing Alt Med

by Chris French
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Review

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

by David Morrison
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Review

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

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Bias in Reporting of Medical Research: How Dangerous Is It?

by Morton E. Tavel
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation

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Science Sells Out: Advertising Traditional Chinese Medicine in Three Supplements

by David H. Gorski
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation

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Reams Urine & Saliva Testing: Don’t Waste Your Money

by Thomas Patterson
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Medical Misinformation

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A Special Issue on Medical Misinformation

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

From the Editor

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Monster Lookalikes: Reflections of a Paranatural Naturalist

by Joe Nickell
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Investigative Files

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Were Half of Recently Declassified UFO Reports CIA Flights?

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Psychic Vibrations

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Enter the Boy Wonder, Part 2 – Randi vs. Geller: How the Giant Battle Began

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Notes on a Strange World

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Diet-Heart: A Hypothesis in Crisis? Part 2: The Modern Macronutrient Wars Begin

by Kenneth W. Krause
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Science Watch

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Texas Monsters and the Chupacabra

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Skeptical Inquiree

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A Scientific Response to Chemophobia

by Harriet Hall
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Review

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

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A State of Many Mysteries

by Susan Gerbic
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Review

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