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Here’s what you’ll find in the latest issue of Skeptic Magazine (25.4): QAnon in Conspiratorial Context • QAnon is Just a Warmed Over Witch Panic, and It’s Also Very Dangerous • Why We Can’t Unsee Patterns—Real or Imagined—Once We See Them • Harriet Hall, M.D. on How Gwyneth Paltrow Spins Straw into Gold • The Art of the Skeptic: Finding Your Niche if You Love Both Science and Art • Fat Man and Little Boy: On the 75th Anniversary of Nuclear Weapons, a Moral Case for Their Use in Ending WWII and the Deterrence of Great Power Wars since, and a Call to Eventually Eliminate Them • The Rise and Fall of Charles Willson Peale’s Philadelphia Museum • The Testimony of Witnesses: Raising the Dead • Do Diversity Training Programs Work? Creating a Culture of Inclusion through Scientific Reasoning • Unpacking Political Life in America: The Skeptics Society’s Social and Political Attitudes Study • How Do You Get People to Care About Truth in Politics? • Are Laws of Nature Discovered or Invented? • Junior Skeptic: The Honest Truth About Vaccines.

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The Honest Truth About Vaccines

“Vaccines” are medicines we take when we’re healthy to prevent us from getting sick later. Nobody loves getting their shots. But vaccines protect you, your family, and your community. Vaccines have helped us control many serious diseases. Right now, scientists are racing to develop a safe, effective vaccine to make us immune to COVID-19. However, some people claim that a COVID vaccine might not be safe, or even that it might be some sort of trick to control us. Others say vaccines are more dangerous than doctors admit. What is the truth? Are vaccines safe or risky? Or might the truth be something in between? Let’s find out!

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Junior Skeptic — an engagingly illustrated science and critical thinking publication for younger readers (and the young at heart) — is physically bound within each and every issue of Skeptic magazine. About 30 Junior Skeptic back issues are also available as single downloadable PDFs at an amazing price! There are also several complete issues that may be downloaded for free!


Michael Shermer with Donald R. Prothero — Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas About Our Planet

Shermer and Prothero discuss scientific consensus, the real world consequences of science denial, and how science deals with anomalies, fringe claims, and challenges to the orthodoxy including: flat and hollow earth theories, flood mythology, the age of the earth and how it is determined, an earth-centered solar system, Atlantis, whether humans live in San Diego 130,000 years ago, and more…

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