Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 39.4
by Declan Fahy
Science is personified by a handful of articulate, media-savvy scientists who stimulate new thinking, drive scientific controversies, enhance public understanding, mobilize social movements, and shape policy. To millions, these scientific celebrities are the public face of science.
A skeptic sees no light at the end of the tunnel when she falls into a six-week coma and nearly dies.
by Steve Cuno
Some accusations levied against advertising are undeserved. But then, some are deserved, though perhaps not in ways you may have heard or assumed. Meanwhile, not a few bad apples engage in a heinous advertising tactic that goes largely unnoticed.
by Ronald H. Pine and Eliécer E. Gutiérrez
Sykes, named “Cryptozoologist of the Year 2013” according to the blog CryptoZooNews, seems to be gaining more and more prominence and respect among cryptozoologists. However, certain of his pronouncements seem highly dubious to his fellow scientists; he has reached some embarrassingly incorrect conclusions, and a number of his statements as to his credentials are thought to be misleading.
The full text of invited testimony by the Center for Inquiry at the April 20, 2015, hearing of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on “Homeopathic Product Regulation: Evaluating the FDA’s Regulatory Framework After a Quarter-Century.”
Review of The Horse That Won’t Go Away: Clever Hans, Facilitated Communication, and the Need for Clear Thinking by Thomas E. Heinzen, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Susan A. Nolan
Mysterious rectangular rubber-like blocks, with the enigmatic word TJIPETIR engraved into them, have been washing up for the past few years on the beaches of northern Europe.
Do We Really Want to Believe in UFOs?
by Klaus Brasch
Treemonisha: Scott Joplin’s Skeptical Black Opera
by Bruce A. Thyer
Today’s Celebrity Scientists
by Joe Nickell
UFO Conspiracies at the UFO Congress
Diet-Heart: A Hypothesis in Crisis? Part 3: The Modern Macronutrient War Rages On
A Skeptic’s Guide to Ethical and Effective Curse Removal
Skepticism through Stick Figures
by Russ Dobler
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Psychology and Psychotherapy: How Much Is Evidence-Based?
by Harriet Hall
Psychology Gone Wrong: The Dark Side of Science and Therapy by Tomasz Witkowski and Maciej Zatonski