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Skeptic Volume 14, Number 4
The Psychology of the Ponzi Scheme
In this issue: Fooled by Ponzi (and Madoff); Klaatu; JFK; The Great Self-Esteem & Positive Thinking Debacle, How People Decide Who to Trust About Science Claims; The Garden of Eden: It’s Origins & Meaning; The SkepDoc on: Gulf War Syndrome & What to Eat … READ the cover story free online >

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Skepticamp in Atlanta

This week’s Skepticality hits the highlights and plays excerpts from Atlanta Skepticamp. Topics from the two day “un-conference” included: raising children to be critical thinkers; homeopathy; the question of what organic food labels really mean; and (in discussion with the hosts of the American Freethought podcast) the role of new media in promoting the growth of the skeptical community.

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A Skeptic in Creation Land

Michael Shermer visited the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, run by Answers in Genesis, the young-earth creationist organization run by Ken Ham, an Old Testament looking figure if ever there was one. The highlight was his interview with Dr. Georgia Purdom, the museum’s “research scientist” who explained what type of research one can do at a young-earth creationist organization, and why she thinks Francis Collins is wrong in his evolutionary understanding of the human genome.

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