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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 42.2

Volume 42.2

March / April 2018

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The War on Science, Anti-Intellectualism, and ‘Alternative Ways of Knowing’ in 21st-Century America

The War on Science, Anti-Intellectualism, and ‘Alternative Ways of Knowing’ in 21st-Century America

by H. Sidky
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Feature

The decades-long academic assault on science has bewildered the American public about the role and function of science, promoted anti-intellectualism, and politically empowered purveyors of supernaturalism and paranormal beliefs.

Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened

Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened

by Dr. Lorence G. Collins
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Feature

Here’s a geologist’s critical analysis of false perceptions held by many creationists about the origin of the Grand Canyon and the age of the Earth.

CSICON Las Vegas 2017

CSICON Las Vegas 2017

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Conference Report

A Festival of Scientific Skepticism or a Theme Park for Science and Reason? CSICon Las Vegas 2017 Had It All

Hawking ‘Ghosts’ in Old Louisville

Hawking ‘Ghosts’ in Old Louisville

by Joe Nickell
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Column
Investigative Files

How could a press that represents all of the universities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky publish such nonsense—even in an age of fake news and fake science?

Ambassadors for Science

Ambassadors for Science

by Matt Nisbet
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Column
The Science of Science Communication

Harnessing the Power of Opinion-Leaders Across Communities

David vs. Whatsisname

David vs. Whatsisname

by George Hrab
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Column

I’m not sure I get the point of the story of David and Goliath.

The Riddle of Consciousness

The Riddle of Consciousness

by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Review

Consciousness is not a nonphysical phenomenon. It is an evolved user-illusion, “a system of virtual machines that evolved, genetically and memetically, to play very special roles in the ‘cognitive niche’ our ancestors have constructed over the millennia.”

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Drug Therapy Hype: The Misuse of Data

by Reynold Spector
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Feature

There are several flagrant examples of hype from cancer and cardiac therapy. The drugs Avastin and Opdivo, which have serious problems, have been greatly overhyped.

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Colin Wilson’s Idiosyncratic Literary Legacy

by Brett Taylor
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Feature

Rather than creating a glorious new literature of pos- itive art, Colin Wilson delivered an odd mix of dodgy philosophy, pulp novels, and paranormal studies— the latter often downright silly.

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Short Takes from CSICON 2017

by Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Conference Report

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Do Superstitious Rituals Work?

by Stuart Vyse
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Behavior & Belief
Column

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Just Asking Questions

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Column
Skeptical Inquiree

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Strange Songs from the Fringe

by Brian Regal
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Review

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Yet Another Title on ‘Quantum’ Consciousness

by Sadri Hassani
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Review