Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 39.5
CFI Conference Covers It All
by Sadri Hassani
Pseudoscience has been rapidly gaining ground in the past few decades. Dietary supplements and homeopathic preparations, advertised by the disgraced Dr. Oz and his ilk, now constitute a multi-billion-dollar industry.
by Gary J. Galbreath
A famous sea serpent sighting has been an enduring mystery of the sea since 1848. However, new information suggests a solution.
by Brian D. Engler and Eugenie V. Mielczarek
The former National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s use of two U.S. government grant programs for small businesses is examined and found to lend legitimacy to the lucrative business of non-evidence-based medicine.
by Susan Gerbic
Allow me to set the record straight. First off, Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that is trying to be the repository of all knowledge; it is not Tumbler or Reddit or some other social network. Wikipedia has rules. Some of them are open to interpretation a bit, but for the most part the rules are discussed within the community of editors and usually enforced evenly.
by Joe Nickell
One of the most famous of true icons (traditional religious panel paintings) is the so-called Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Poland (Figure 1). Its notoriety was boosted when, following his election to the papacy, the “Polish Pope” John Paul II prayed before it on a visit in 1979. For an international History Channel series, Miracles Decoded, I was asked to look into the icon’s origins. I
Have you heard about this recent case of a young boy who says he lived a past life as a Marine? What do you make of it?
The Pope’s Encyclical on Climate and the Planet: Will It Change the Debate?
Is the Pope Catholic?
by Kenneth R. Miller
The Future of the Center for Inquiry
Correlations: How Do We Ever Establish Definite Causation?
by Morton E. Tavel
‘Reason’ Topics and Real Science vs. False Mysteries
The ‘Roswell Slides’ Fiasco: UFOlogy’s Biggest Black Eye
The Case of the Haunting Handprints
by Joe Nickell
The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death by Janis Heaphy Durham
A Textbook Case in Georgia Remembered
by Glenn Branch
God Sent Me: A Textbook Case on Evolution vs. Creation by Jeffrey Selman
World-Changing Genius, Creativity, and Teamwork
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson