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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 2 Number 1
Table of Contents

Special Section:
Genius

The Amadeus Myth
Muses on the Mental
Miracles of Genius by Michael Shermer
Genius
by James Randi, Steve Allen, Paul MacCready, Marilyn vos Savant, Elie Shneour, and David Alexander
In Search of Genius
by James Gleick

News

CSICOP and Geller; Randi Update; Heaven Bound; Skeptic in Washington; Einstein at Caltech; Terry and Albert; My Hour with Einstein; Biomagnetic Psychics; Skeptic in Stores; Memory:True or False?; Waco Tragedy; Psychic Accounting

Articles

Millenium Watch
Consumed in the Apocalypse by Ted Daniels
The “Science” of Noah’s Ark
by Denton Porter
The Great Hungarian
Crop Circle
by Gyula Bencze and James Randi
Mathemagics
How to Look Like a Genius
Without Really Trying by Arthur Benjamin
Who & What
Mattered in History?
by Michael Shermer

Books in Brief

Forgotten Ancestors; The Solstice Star; Wishing and Thinking; Thinking Science; Who Are We?; Mountebanks and Scoundrels; Chasing Copernicus; Intimate Darwin; Recombinant DNA; Propaganda and Conspiracy

Reviews

Magicians & Geniuses
A review essay of Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by Milton Rothman
Will Creationists
Abandon Creation-“Science”?
by Jim Lippard
Pseudoscience, Social Science & Conspiracy Theory
by Paul McDowell

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