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Junior Skeptic #10

Have you heard the story of Atlantis? According to legend, it was the greatest civilization of the ancient world. Its power, wealth and glory were unequaled — until a terrifying cataclysm obliterated Atlantis in a single day…

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For thousands of years, people have stood in awe of the pyramids of Egypt. Even the Emperors of Rome were staggered by the scale of these already-ancient monuments. What do they mean? Why were they built — and how? What ancient secrets do the pyramids contain?

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How Darwin Discovered
the History of Life

Charles Darwin wasn’t always the honored, elderly scientist we picture today. Learn of his life as a young man, adventuring in exotic lands aboard a sailing ship called the HMS Beagle — and learn how those years abroad led him to solve the ultimate mystery…

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James Randi Fakes Psychic Powers on TV

Magician James “The Amazing” Randi is often asked to reproduce apparently “psychic” miracles using the tricks of stage magic. Here he reveals how he fooled famous TV interviewer Barbara Walters.

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Junior Skeptic #6
Halloween Special

Learn the centuries-old history of the spookiest holiday — and how Halloween may help us to be less afraid. Packed with four pages of do-it-yourself activities: how to haunt a house, and bake your own alien autopsy cake!

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Junior Skeptic #5
Urban Legends

From alligators in the sewers to spiders nesting in our hair, urban legends have a life of their own. Learn how they work, how they spread, and why people believe them. And, learn the truth about the what may be the most “urban” legend of them all — cow-tipping.

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Junior Skeptic #4

For thousand of years people have tried to predict the future by studying patterns in almost anything you can imagine — from tea leaves to chicken scratches. Why do these fortunetelling systems seem to work? And, when is fake fortunetelling a criminal scam?

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Junior Skeptic #3

Are aliens among us? Find out how Junior Skeptic Publisher Michael Shermer experienced a “real” alien abduction. And, learn how easy it is to fake your own UFO photographs!

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Junior Skeptic #2

Explore the mystery of Bigfoot, and the magic of crystals. Also, a magic golfball finding device is put to the test!

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Emily Rosa v. Therapeutic Touch

Cover girl Emily Rosa tells how her 4th Grade science fair project made her the youngest person ever published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, landed her on Good Morning America — and humiliated an entire industry of fake medicine!


Richard Dawkins has been added to an already outstanding lineup of speakers for the May 29–31 Skeptics Society Conference!

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Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (paperback cover)

Who believes them? Why? How can you tell if they’re true?

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?

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The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

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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Top 10 Myths About Evolution

Top 10 Myths About Evolution (and how we know it really happened)

If humans came from apes, why aren’t apes evolving into humans? Find out in this pamphlet!

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alternative Medicine

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alternative Medicine

Topics include: chiropractic, the placebo effect, homeopathy, acupuncture, and the questionable benefits of organic food, detoxification, and ‘natural’ remedies.

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Learn to be a Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

Learn to do Psychic “Cold Reading” in 10
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Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

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