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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 2 Number 2
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 2, no 2

Articles

Phony Archaeology Revisited
Sun Pictures Responds to Ark Hoax Institute for Creation Research also Responds
How Do You Explain That?
25 Creationists’ arguments
and 25 Evolutionists’ Answers by Michael Shermer
Mathemagics: Magic Squares
by Arthur Benjamin

Forum

Letters
Holocaust Revisionism
& Pseudo-History
Should Skeptics Investigate? —
a Challange from the Publisher

Review

Snake Handlers
& Flood Geologists
by Donald R. Prothero

News

Far Out Inc.; UFO Testing Ground; UFO Abduction Insurance; Nickola Tesla; Mars Face; Psychic Lotto Scam; Wall Street Astrology; Russian New Age; Kongo Spiritualism; Biosphere 2 Baloney?; False Memory Debate; Creationism Again; Read’n, Writ’n, and Witch’n?; Randi Exposes Street Scam; Skeptic Expands; Math Wizard Lectures; Save $3,500; Science Fair Success

Special Section:
Cults

Waco, Jonestown
& All That Madness
by Cynthia Kisser
Millennium Watch
Cults, Brainwashing and Society by Ted Daniels
The Jesus Cults
by Steve Allen
The Resurrection Myth
by Steve Harris
Was Christianity a Cult?
by Gerald Larue
Realism & Religion
A Physicist Examines the
Basis for Belief by Milton Rothman
The Unlikeliest Cult
in History
by Michael Shermer

Books in Brief

Leakey Luck; Dilettante Genius; Law of Unintended Consequences; Misreading Darwin; Images of Science

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