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Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 42.4

Volume 42.4

July / August 2018

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Wildlife Apocalypse: How Myths and Superstitions Are Driving Animal Extinctions

Wildlife Apocalypse: How Myths and Superstitions Are Driving Animal Extinctions

by Bob Ladendorf and Brett Ladendorf
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Feature

Demand for wildlife body parts for scientifically unproven medicinal remedies and paranormal trinkets is causing a worldwide crisis for many endangered animal species, including rhinos and elephants.

Skepticism Reloaded

Skepticism Reloaded

by Amardeo Sarma
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Feature

A leading skeptic addresses the essence of contemporary skepticism and highlights the vital nonpartisan and science-based role of skeptics in preventing deception and harm.

Speed Reading: Fact or Fiction

Speed Reading: Fact or Fiction

by William Vanderlinde
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Is training in speed reading valuable? It depends.

Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer

Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer

by Christopher Labos and Kenneth R. Foster
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Research Review

New NTP Results Inconsistent; Random Chance Likely at Play

Secrets of ‘The Flying Friar’: Did St. Joseph of Copertino Really Levitate?

Secrets of ‘The Flying Friar’: Did St. Joseph of Copertino Really Levitate?

by Joe Nickell
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Investigative Files

Supported by records citing eyewitness testimony, St. Joseph of Copertino was a seventeenth-century religious marvel who laid claim to the power of levitation.

Response to Ken Ham and YouTube Comments by Andrew Snelling

by Lorence G. Collins
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Follow-up

After my article “Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened” was published in the March/April 2018 Skeptical Inquirer, the creationist organization Answers in Genesis produced a YouTube video in which Andrew Snelling criticized some of the reasons I presented.

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Lotus Birth

by Kavin Senapathy
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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Skepticism and Literature in Nineteenth-Century Spain

by Azucena López Márquez and Antonio G. Valdecasas
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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Dead Varmint Vision at Its Funniest

by Philip J. Senter
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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An Alleged Dinosaur with Breasts in a Medieval Carving

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Gullible Reporting about ESP on CBS

by Steven Novella
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Special Report

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CBS Sunday Morning Seers Don’t See So Well

by Joe Nickell
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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The Anatomy and Pathology of Jihad

by Vanni Cappelli
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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The Enduring Legend of the Changeling

by Stuart Vyse
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Behavior & Belief

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The Phantom Menace of UFO Revelation

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Skeptical Inquiree

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Tackling the Big Questions

by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

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A Monumental, but Flawed, Effort to Understand Behavior

by Reynold Spector
Volume 42.4, July / August 2018

Review