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Volume 27 Number 2

Skeptic Magazine 27.2 (cover)


A Closer Look
Big Pharma’s Cynical Search for a Female Sex Drug
by Carol Tavris
The Gimbal Video
Genuine UFO or Camera Artifact?
by Mick West


Deep Fake
How to Determine if a Doctored Photograph, Video, or Audio Recording is Real
by Tim Redmond

ESP Debate

Is Belief in ESP Irrational?
by Steven Pinker
Pinker and the Paranormal
Some Critical Comments
by Brian D. Josephson

Abortion Articles

Cover illustration by John Holcroft
The Science of Abortion
by Harriet Hall, M.D.
The Case for Choice
by Michael Shermer
The Case for Life
by Danielle D’souza Gill
Inequality & Rejection
A Data-Driven Look Into Men’s Abortion Attitudes
by Kevin Mccaffree & Anondah Saide


60 Minutes
Whipping Up “Havana Syndrome” Hysteria, Airing Sensational Segment on White House “Attacks”
by Robert E. Bartholomew
Meta Ethics
Toward a Universal Ethics—How Science & Reason Can Give Us Objective Moral Truths Without God
by Gary J . Whittenberger
Holy Relics, Holy Places, Wholly Fiction
by Tim Callahan


The Discoverie of Magic
A review of David Copperfield’s History of Magic by David Copperfield, Richard Wiseman, and David Britland
by Michelle Ainsworth

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Detecting Baloney

Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic) by Deanna and Skylar (High Tech High Media Arts, San Diego, CA)

The Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic)

For a class project, a pair of 11th grade physics students created the infographic shown below, inspired by Michael Shermer’s Baloney Detection Kit: a 16-page booklet designed to hone your critical thinking skills.

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Wisdom of Harriet Hall

Top 10 Things to Know About Alternative Medicine

Harriet Hall M.D. discusses: alternative versus conventional medicine, flu fear mongering, chiropractic, vaccines and autism, placebo effect, diet, homeopathy, acupuncture, “natural remedies,” and detoxification.

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Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Understanding the difference could save your life! In this superb 10-part video lecture series, Harriet Hall M.D., contrasts science-based medicine with so-called “complementary and alternative” methods.

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The Top 10 Weirdest Things

The Top Ten Strangest Beliefs

Michael Shermer has compiled a list of the top 10 strangest beliefs that he has encountered in his quarter century as a professional skeptic.

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Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (paperback cover)

Who believes them? Why? How can you tell if they’re true?

What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and can you tell the difference between a true conspiracy and a false one?

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The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

Mind altering experiences are one of the foundations of widespread belief in the paranormal. But as skeptics are well aware, accepting them as reality can be dangerous…

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Top 10 Myths About Evolution

Top 10 Myths About Evolution (and how we know it really happened)

If humans came from apes, why aren’t apes evolving into humans? Find out in this pamphlet!

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Learn to be a Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

Learn to do Psychic “Cold Reading” in 10
Easy Lessons

Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

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