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Back Issues 21–30

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Junior Skeptic #30
Dragons

Dragon mythology stretches back to our most ancient writings. Almost every culture around the globe has told tales of huge, fearsome reptile monsters. Could the many myths of dragons be based on something real?

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Junior Skeptic #29
Ancient Astronauts (Part 2 of 2)

Could the greatest monuments of the ancient world really be artifacts left by alien visitors? Who really built the pyramids, or the vast Nazca lines? Who erected the awesome statues on remote Easter Island, or mighty Stonehenge?

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Junior Skeptic #28
Ancient Astronauts (Part 1 of 2)

Could the greatest monuments of the ancient world really be artifacts left by alien visitors? According to Erich von Däniken, everything archaeologists think they know is wrong…

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Junior Skeptic #27
Evolution (Part 2 of 2)

Learn the answers to many common questions about evolution: If apes evolved into humans, why are there still apes? Has anyone ever actually seen anything evolve? And, what about religion?

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Junior Skeptic #26
Evolution (Part 1 of 2)

For thousands of years, people have been working out the history of our planet — and trying to solve the mystery of the fossils. Learn how they discovered evolution, and how we know it happened.

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Junior Skeptic #25
Alien Abduction (Part 2 of 2)

Thousands of people claim they personally were abducted by aliens. Can they all be mistaken? Probe into the strange world of alien abduction therapy, repressed memories, and hypnosis…

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Junior Skeptic #24
Alien Abduction (Part 1 of 2)

Thanks to movies and TV, we all know what the terrifying “gray” aliens look like, and why they are here: to abduct people from their beds for bizarre medical exams aboard UFOs. But where did this legend come from — and how has it changed over time?

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Junior Skeptic #23
Pyramid Power

Many people believe pyramids can harness strange supernatural energies. Some say pyramids can magically preserve fruit, or even sharpen steel razor blades. Who are the people who make these claims — and why? (Featuring MythBuster Kari Byron.)
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Junior Skeptic #22
Madman of Magic!

In a special all-magic issue, magician and author Bob Friedhoffer shares six slick tricks — and the science behind them!

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Junior Skeptic #21
Bigfoot (part 2 of 2)

In this issue, we examine the overall case for Bigfoot. Believers offer a staggering mountain of evidence: footprints, movies, the stories of eyewitnesses — even hair samples. Can there really be so much smoke without a fire?

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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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Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

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