Skeptical Inquirer Archives
May / June 2018
A Doctoral Dissertation on a Geocentric Flat Earth
Does the Vatican Hold a Painting of a UFO?
Scientific American Collection on the Science about Controversial Issues
Flat-Earth Anxieties Reflect Misplaced Priorities
Following Disgraced Doctor Andrew Wakefield
Letters to the Editor
Navy Pilot’s 2004 UFO: A Comedy of Errors
New and Notable
Percival Lowell and the Canals of Mars
Progressophobia: Why Things Are Better Than You Think They Are
Sorry, ‘Theistic Science’ Is Not Science
Take a Wish Foundation
The 1849 Balvullich Ice Fall
The Case of the Curious Christmas Light
The Curious Question of Ghost Taxonomy
The Fortieth Anniversary of E.O. Wilson’s On Human Nature
Trauma and Taboo: Traumatic Memories Are Alive and Well and Eating Your Innards Out
Why Did We Call Prince Charles Foolish and Immoral?
Why We Can’t Acknowledge Progress
William James and the Psychics
March / April 2018
Colin Wilson’s Idiosyncratic Literary Legacy
Do Superstitious Rituals Work?
Drug Therapy Hype: The Misuse of Data
Just Asking Questions
Short Takes from CSICON 2017
Strange Songs from the Fringe
Yet Another Title on ‘Quantum’ Consciousness
A Cancer Nurse Examines Alternative Medicine
Free Energy: When the Web Is Freewheeling
In What Version of Evolution Do You Believe
Is Elvis Presley in Home Alone?
Jettisoning Freud’s Spurious Contributions
Let’s Be SHARPs Together: The Need for a New Umbrella Term
Medical Misinformation in the Media: Is Anorexia on the Rise?
Repeating Erroneously the Words of Another
Science (Indeed, the World?) Needs Fewer, Not More, Icons
The Giant Panda: Discovered in the Land of Myth
The Interplay of Science Fiction and Pseudoscience
Why Pseudoscience Should Be Taught in College
A Great and Fortuitous ‘Find’!
Editing the Human Germline
Is Eating Vegetables Truly Safe?
Loch Ness Solved — Even More Fully!
Mystery of Mollie Fancher, ‘The Fasting Girl,’ and Others Who Lived Without Eating
The Conspiracy of the Fairies
The Martin Gardner Correspondence with Marcello Truzzi
Truth to Power on Climate
Australia’s Storied Ghosts
A History of Physics Worth Fifty-One Thousand Words
Houdini’s Remarkable Female Detective
Orbs as Plasma Life
P-Hacker Confessions: Daryl Bem and Me
The Fallacy Fork
The Monster of Florence: Case Closed? The Terrifying Story of the Most Infamous Ritual Murders in It
Can Anything Save Us from Unintended Consequences?
Did Australia’s Aborigines See Plesiosaurs? Yes–in a Children’s Book
Maria Konnikova Wins CSI’s Balles Prize in Critical Thinking for The Confidence Game
The Bigfoot Obsession
The Danger of Chromotherapy
The Fires of Creationists, and Rallying for Science
The Monster of Florence: Case Closed?