Introducing the Skeptic Magazine App
Some things are worth waiting for, and we think you’ll agree that this is the best thing to happen to the magazine since we started printing it 20 years ago.
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Enjoy your favorite magazine like never before! Get the FREE Skeptic Magazine App and enjoy digital subscriptions and back issues on the go. One-year digital subscriptions are $14.99 US (4 issues). Single back issues are $4.99 US each.
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Download to your Kindle Fire
For Kindle Fire users within the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, download the branded Skeptic Magazine App from the Amazon Appstore. Kindle Fire users within the UK can also simply launch the Newsstand and search for “Skeptic” to download the app.
For Kindle Fire users outside the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain (or if the above instructions do not work on your Kindle Fire) please follow these alternate directions to install the PocketMags App directly onto your device. Once the PocketMags App is installed on your device, search for “Skeptic” within the app.
Download to your BlackBerry PlayBook
For BlackBerry PlayBook users, the digital version of Skeptic magazine is available within the PocketMags App. Once the PocketMags App is installed on your device, search for “Skeptic” within the app. Download the PocketMags App from the BlackBerry App World.
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For those of you who don’t have a smartphone or tablet device, you can still subscribe to the digital version of Skeptic magazine and purchase individual back issues on your PC or Mac via PocketMags.com.
NOTE: PocketMags.com is based in the United Kingdom and prices for digital subscriptions and single back issues are shown in British Pounds.
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Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine
Understanding the difference could save your life! In this superb 10-part video lecture series, Harriet Hall, M.D., contrasts science-based medicine with so-called “complementary and alternative” methods. The lectures each range from 32 to 45 minutes.
Is Terrorism an Existential Threat?
This free booklet reveals 10 myths that explain why terrorism is not a threat to our way of life or our survival.
The Top Ten Strangest Beliefs
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What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and why do they tend to proliferate? Why does belief in one conspiracy correlate to belief in others? What are the triggers of belief, and how does group identity factor into it? How can one tell the difference between a true conspiracy and a false one?
The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts
Do you know someone who has had a mind altering experience? If so, you know how compelling they can be. They are one of the foundations of widespread belief in the paranormal. But as skeptics are well aware, accepting them as reality can be dangerous…
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