UFOs: Why Humanoid Aliens? Why So Varied?

UFOs: Why Humanoid Aliens? Why So Varied?

by Eric Wojciechowski
Skeptical Inquirer · Volume 42.6

UFOlogy is replete with varying descriptions of UFOs and their occupants—so much so that concluding an alien intelligence is piloting them goes against the more logical and reasonable conclusion that the only intelligence behind the phenomenon is the human brain itself.

Like a Bad Penny: More Superstitions We Can’t Shake

Like a Bad Penny: More Superstitions We Can’t Shake

by Russ Dobler
Special Articles · The Thoughtful Conduit
December 17, 2018

We recently showed that we skeptics can have blind spots all year long, just like everyone else. So by popular demand, here is another gathering of the superstitions that still plague our otherwise rational minds.  Eat, drink, and be wary!

Arthur J. Cramp: The Quackbuster Who Professionalized American Medicine

Arthur J. Cramp: The Quackbuster Who Professionalized American Medicine

by Robert Blaskiewicz and Mike Jarsulic
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 42.6

How a pioneering physician at the American Medical Association fought medical fraud on a national scale in the early twentieth century.

Essential Oils: One Weird Workshop

Essential Oils: One Weird Workshop

by Susan Gould
Skeptical Inquirer · Special Report · Volume 42.6

Nothing prepared me for the workshops my colleagues and I were required to attend this past winter.

The Salton Sea Flat Earth Test: When Skeptics Meet Deniers

The Salton Sea Flat Earth Test: When Skeptics Meet Deniers

by Jim Underdown
Skeptical Inquirer · Commentary · Volume 42.6

Today, skeptics fight not only false assertions and misinterpretation of facts but also a fundamental distrust of science and a deep-seated paranoia about reputable institutions lying to the entire culture.

Arkansas’s White River Monster: Very Real, but What Was It?

Arkansas’s White River Monster: Very Real, but What Was It?

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Inquirer · Investigative Files · Volume 42.6

Can we finally solve the mystery?