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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 42.1

Volume 42.1

January/February 2018

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Expectativas divididas

Expectativas divididas


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by Matt Nisbet, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

The Science of Science Communication

Cuando pensamos en las raíces del antagonismo sobre la pericia científica en los Estados Unidos, a menudo nos enfocamos en el partidismo o en las diferencias religiosas.

Divided Expectations

Divided Expectations


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by Matt Nisbet
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

The Science of Science Communication

Why We Need a New Dialogue about Science, Inequality, and Society

Critical Thinking Approaches to Confronting Racism

Critical Thinking Approaches to Confronting Racism


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

A Skeptic's Guide to Racism

Racism and prejudice are thorny, age-old problems with many origins. There is no single solution, no magic spell that will bring everyone together.

Psychology, Skepticism, and Confronting Racism

Psychology, Skepticism, and Confronting Racism


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by Craig A. Foster and Steven M. Samuels
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

A Skeptic's Guide to Racism

Racism is abhorrent. It is therefore easy for a movement such as skepticism to adopt anti-racism stances, but skepticism must avoid promoting viewpoints because they are politically popular or self-satisfying.

Combating Racism Through Shared Goals

Combating Racism Through Shared Goals


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by Stuart Vyse
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

A Skeptic's Guide to Racism

We do not solve our problems by demonizing our enemies. We do not change minds through argument or violence.

Are Racist Beliefs Pseudoscientific, and What Do We Do About Them?

Are Racist Beliefs Pseudoscientific, and What Do We Do About Them?


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by Terence Hines
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

A Skeptic's Guide to Racism

What might work? Certainly being violent back won’t help — it will just egg the racists on.

A Hard Look at How We See Race

A Hard Look at How We See Race


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by Sam Scott
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

A Skeptic's Guide to Racism

Jennifer Eberhardt’s research shows subconscious connections in people’s minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice. Law enforcement officers across the country are taking note.

Daryl Bem and Psi in the Ganzfield

Daryl Bem and Psi in the Ganzfield


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by Susan Blackmore
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Feature

The most serious implication is that Daryl Bem, a famous and well-respected psychologist, has been guilty of “an unethical manipulation of data in search of statistical significance” to support claims of the paranormal.

Myths and Secrets of the Colosseum

Myths and Secrets of the Colosseum


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by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Notes on a Strange World

The Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the “Colosseum,” is the largest and most majestic amphitheater of ancient times. It is the second most visited monument in the world (after the Great Wall of China), and in 2007 was included among the new seven wonders of the modern world.

Yes, We Do Need Experts

Yes, We Do Need Experts


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by Stuart Vyse
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Behavior & Belief

Many people praise the explosion of news sources we have at our disposal today. More is better, right? Unfortunately, no.

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In What Version of Evolution Do You Believe


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by David Zeigler
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Feature

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Medical Misinformation in the Media: Is Anorexia on the Rise?


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Feature

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Let’s Be SHARPs Together: The Need for a New Umbrella Term


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by David J. Tyler and Gary M. Bakker
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Feature

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Free Energy: When the Web Is Freewheeling


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by Sebastien Point
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

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Why Pseudoscience Should Be Taught in College


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by Alejandro Borgo
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Commentary

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A Cancer Nurse Examines Alternative Medicine


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by Carrie Poppy
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Interview

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The Giant Panda: Discovered in the Land of Myth


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by Joe Nickell
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Investigative Files

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Science (Indeed, the World?) Needs Fewer, Not More, Icons


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by Kenneth W. Krause
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Science Watch

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Is Elvis Presley in Home Alone?


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by Benjamin Radford
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Skeptical Inquiree

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Jettisoning Freud’s Spurious Contributions


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by Peter Barglow
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Review

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The Interplay of Science Fiction and Pseudoscience


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by Terence Hines
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Review

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Repeating Erroneously the Words of Another


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by Glenn Branch
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

Review