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eSkeptic for 06-07-28

In this week’s eSkeptic, Dr. Frank J. Sulloway explores the question of whether Lonesome George — the only known giant tortoise from the island of Pinta in the Galápagos — is the last survivor of his race.

eSkeptic for 06-06-29

In this week’s eSkeptic, Michael Shermer reviews Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of a Conservation Icon by Henry Nicholls.

eSkeptic for 05-10-13

In this week’s eSkeptic, David Brin’s reviews The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney.

eSkeptic for 05-08-05

In this week’s eSkeptic, David Michelson reviews The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative.

eSkeptic for 05-06-24

In this week’s eSkeptic, Michael Shermer reports on the World Summit on evolution in the Galapagos.

eSkeptic for 05-03-22

In this week’s eSkeptic, Chuck Lemme responds to our reviews of Race: The Reality of Human Differences by Vince Sarich and Frank Miele; Sarich and Miele respond.

eSkeptic for 05-02-18

In this week’s eSkeptic, Paul R. Gross and Alondra Oubré tackle Vincent Sarich and Frank Miele’s book Race: The Reality of Human Differences.

eSkeptic for 05-02-11

In this week’s eSkeptic, Frank Sulloway remembers his former teacher, Ernst Mayr (1904–2005).

eSkeptic for 04-06-04

In this week’s eSkeptic, Steven Korenstein reviews environmental disaster film The Day After Tomorrow.

eSkeptic for 04-05-25

In this week’s eSkeptic, Michael Shermer reviews the environmental disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. Ivan W. Kelly takes on Percy Seymour’s new theory of astrology.

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