Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 41.5
by Joe Nickell
The hairy man-beast known as the “Sasquatch” or “Bigfoot” is now ever present in North American culture. Supposedly a throwback to our evolutionary past, it is an “ape-man” version of us just as the little-bodied, big-headed, humanoid extraterrestrial is a futuristic one.
by James Randi
The evidence is just so much against this technology, it’s difficult to believe how long it has existed as a supposedly valid notion.
by Matt Nisbet
As surprising as this might sound, the unfortunate reality is that in many high schools across the country evolution is often avoided or covered superficially as part of a crammed science curriculum, taught by teachers who are underqualified and poorly supported.
I trust that I need not persuade readers of Skeptical Inquirer that in today’s world of post-truth, alternative facts, and rampant pseudoscience, critical thinking—reasoning that helps to compensate for our biases—is needed now more than ever.
by Robert Ladendorf
The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy by Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles
by Ramzi Hakami
Predatory journals can be defined as “publications [that take] large fees without providing robust editorial or publishing services.” They usually “recruit articles through aggressive marketing and spam emails, promising quick review and open access publication for a price.
by Jeanne Goldberg
It is paradoxical that in populations supportive of science and democracy scientific issues have become politicized to the degree that objective evidence is ignored or rejected in favor of “alternative” opinions.
Souped-up galvanometers are being used to assess people’s health and determine what they supposedly need. Tests expose them as preposterous, and government agencies should stop their use.
The Fallacy Fork
Why It’s Time to Get Rid of Fallacy Theory
A History of Physics Worth Fifty-One Thousand Words
by Celestia Ward
Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery from Thales to Higgs by Don S. Lemons
Houdini’s Remarkable Female Detective
Houdini’s ‘Girl Detective’: The Real-Life Ghost-Busting Adventures of Rose Mackenburg Compiled and Introduced by Tony Wolf
Australia’s Storied Ghosts
by Joe Nickell
The Monster of Florence: Case Closed? The Terrifying Story of the Most Infamous Ritual Murders in It
P-Hacker Confessions: Daryl Bem and Me
by Stuart Vyse