Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 42.4
July / August 2018
by Bob Ladendorf and Brett Ladendorf
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.
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.
by William Vanderlinde
Is training in speed reading valuable? It depends.
by Christopher Labos and Kenneth R. Foster
New NTP Results Inconsistent; Random Chance Likely at Play
by Joe Nickell
Supported by records citing eyewitness testimony, St. Joseph of Copertino was a seventeenth-century religious marvel who laid claim to the power of levitation.
by Lorence G. Collins
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.
Skepticism and Literature in Nineteenth-Century Spain
by Azucena López Márquez and Antonio G. Valdecasas
Dead Varmint Vision at Its Funniest
An Alleged Dinosaur with Breasts in a Medieval Carving
Gullible Reporting about ESP on CBS
CBS Sunday Morning Seers Don’t See So Well
by Joe Nickell
The Anatomy and Pathology of Jihad
by Vanni Cappelli
The Enduring Legend of the Changeling
by Stuart Vyse
The Phantom Menace of UFO Revelation
Tackling the Big Questions
by Harriet Hall