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Back Issues, volumes 6 through 10

Skeptic volume 10 number 4

volume 10 number 4
Low Carb Craze

The Skinny on Fat; Was Einstein Learning Disabled?; New “Isn’t Round” Theory Demands Equal Time; Paranormal & God Belief Survey Results…
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Skeptic volume 10 number 3

volume 10 number 3
Evolution, Intelligent Design

Towards a Theology of Evolution?; The Big “Bright” Brouhaha; Creationism’s Expanding Universe; Macroevolution & Microcreationism…
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Skeptic volume 10 number 2

volume 10 number 2
Stephen Wolfram’s Science

The Future of Intelligence; Science & the Media; Can the Media Help Science?; Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Universe…
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Skeptic volume 10 number 1

volume 10 number 1
Roswell Requiem

Psychic for a Day; Ockham’s Razor Dulled; Is Time Travel Possible?; Alaska’s Mysterious HAARP; Do We Fear the Wrong Things? …
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Skeptic volume 09 number 4

volume 09 number 4
Stephen Jay Gould Tribute

Gould as Historian, Scientist, Friend; 9/11 Conspiracy Review; Two Shakespeares?; Junior Skeptic: Seamonsters; Coincidence…
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Skeptic volume 09 number 3

volume 09 number 3
A.I. and Theology of UFOs

ETs and God; Artificial Intelligence v. Human Nature; How Smart People Sabotage Their Thinking; Neo-Confederates at the Gate; A.I. and the Krell Machine…
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Skeptic volume 09 number 2

volume 09 number 2
Environmental Skeptic

How Bad Off Are We; David Pimentel debunks Lomborg; Evolutionary Psychology pros & cons; Spooky Numerical Matches; The Wisdom of Skeptics…
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Skeptic volume 09 number 1

volume 09 number 1
Anthropology Wars

Intro to Anthro Wars; Steven Pinker Interview; Science v. Spin Doctoring; Margaret Mead/Anthro Controversy; Velikovosky at Fifty…
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Skeptic volume 08 number 4

volume 08 number 4
Intelligent Design

special Evolution/Creation book review section; Intelligent Design Theory; Why Christianity Won; Physics & Time; Mills’ “Hydrino” Theory Breakthrough?; Mark Twain & Religion…
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Skeptic volume 08 number 3

volume 08 number 3
Chaos & Complexity

Quick Introduction to Chaos Theory; Chaos Skepticism; Contingencies; Complex Systems; Latest Cosmology; Darwin Bumper Fish; Reverse Speech; Cultural Relativism…
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Skeptic volume 08 number 2

volume 08 number 2
Science & Religion

Frans de Waal Interview; Agnosticism; Skeptic’s Faith?; Influence and Scientology; Life’s Meaning; Existence; Personal Gods; Prayer Heals?…
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Skeptic volume 08 number 1

volume 08 number 1
Race & Sports

Black Domination; Race Sports Myths; Race Differences; Meaning of Dominance; Ernst Mayr Interview; Free Energy; Nonzero/Human Gaia; Attention Deficit Disorder…
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Skeptic volume 07 number 4

volume 07 number 4
Pseudoscience

When Satan Came to Texas; the Madness of Crowds; Million Dollar Madness; ET May Be Out There; Anatomy of Nonsense; Cloning Forum; Special Carl Sagan section…
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Skeptic volume 07 number 3

volume 07 number 3
Millennium Madness

Search for Immortality; Creation and The End; Celestine Prophesy; Millennial Meanings; That’s All Folks!; Myth and Science; Political Extremism; Autopsy Aliens…
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Skeptic volume 07 number 2

volume 07 number 2
Cloning & Genetic Engineering

Cloning Science & Ethics; Cloning & Science’s Moral Limits; Evolution Information; Evil & Group Selection; Theology & Evolutionary Psychology; Pigasus Awards…
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Skeptic volume 07 number 1

volume 07 number 1
Influence

Fraud and Science; Hidden Dynamics of Communication; The Knowledge Filter; Christian Science and Quantum Physics; Fortunetelling; Public Relations…
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Skeptic volume 06 number 4

volume 06 number 4
JFK

JFK Facts and Fictions; JFK Case Still Open; Anastasia: Miraculous Survival Myth; Aliens Among Us?; Psychic Math!; UFO Photos…
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Skeptic volume 06 number 3

volume 06 number 3
Why Professors Believe Weird Things

Sex, Race, and the New Left; Alternative Religion Supporters; Meme Critique; Psychotherapy Snake Oil?; Randi on True Believers; Bigfoot…
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Skeptic volume 06 number 2

volume 06 number 2
Taking God Seriously

Critique of Deepak Chopra’s Philosophy: The physics and philosophical flaws in Chopra’s popular “New Age” teachings. Special Section on Taking God Seriously: Karl Popper on God; An Interview with Skepticism’s Ray Hyman; Shermer: Atheist v. Agnostic; Taking Creationism Seriously; A Case Against God; A Case for God. Also: Emily Rosa & the Therapeutic Touch Wars; Coach Potatoes: The Latest Self-Help Diet; Randi’s Quackery Update; Humor: Dumbth Awards. Junior Skeptic: Emily Rosa: TT and Me; Science Surfing: Cool Web Sites Reviewed; A Junior Skeptic tests a Gambler’s Luck; Science Magic Books
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Skeptic volume 06 number 1

volume 06 number 1
Science & Society

E.O. Wilson’s Consilience: Can We Unify All Knowledge?; Deconstructing James Van Praagh: How He Talks To the Dead by Michael Shermer; Junior Skeptic: Emily Rosa Tests Therapeutic Touch With a Disarmingly Simple Method; The Ancient Tradition of the Evil Eye!; James Randi on New Age Technology; Humor: Dumbth News; Legalizing Fraud in the Name of Religion; Holocaust Revisionism Update; Stephen Hawking v. Frank Tipler; A Skeptic’s Guide to the Drug Policy Debate; When Journalists Should Not Be Objective; The Graduate Record Exam as Fringe Science.
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