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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 10 Number 1
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 10, no 1


’Twas Brillig…
The Great Dilution Delusion
by James Randi
Demon Haunted Times
Evolutionists Give Up:
Creationism to be Taught in Schools
by Brandon Muller
Is Baked Alaska Half-Baked?
Alaska’s High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a magnet for conspiracy theorists.
by David Naiditch
Psychic for a Day
Or How I Learned Tarot Cards, Palm Reading, Astrology & Mediumship in 24 Hours
by Michael Shermer
Do We Fear
the Right Things?
by David G. Myers
Blind Research
Are the Hard Sciences Immune from Experimenter Effects?
by Rupert Sheldrake


Wrong Questions,
No Answers
A review of The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning and Public Debate, by Phillip Johnson
reviewed by Jason Rosenhouse
Quantum Physics
& Western Mysticism
A review of Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality, by Shimon Malin reviewed by Andrew Thomas Fyfe
Double Your Biblical
Biblical Pleasure
A review of Secret Origins
of the Bible
, by Tim Callahan
reviewed by Rabbi Edward Zerin
I Knew You Would Say That
A review of Intuition: Its Powers and Perils, by David G. Myers reviewed by Michael Shermer
Mind Matter Metaphors
A review of The Origin of Minds: Evolution, Uniqueness & the New Science of the Self, by Peggy La Cerra and Roger Bingham reviewed by Michael Shermer


Darwin, Design & Democracy
Report on an Intelligent
Design conference
by Jason Rosenhouse
Big Foot, Bigger Hoax
by Daniel Loxton
Stupid “Pet Psychic” Tricks
Crossing over with Fifi and Fido
on the animal planet network by Bryan Farha

Cover Story

A Roswell Requiem
by B. “Duke” Gildenberg with contributions from Daniel Loxton

Special Section:
Time Travel

Days of the Future Past
A review of How to Build a
Time Machine
, by Paul Davies reviewed by Ted Dace
Einstein, Batman
& the Surfer
A skeptical view of time travel by Andrew Bernardin
The Chronology
Projector Conjecture
The Mind is Still the
Safest Way to Time Travel by Michael Shermer

Special Section:
Science Maxims

When Brains Fall Out
The Origin Of A Skeptical Maxim
by James Hrynyshyn
On the Shoulders of Midgets
by John Gribbin
Ockham’s Razor
Cuts Both Ways
The Uses & Abuses of Simplicity
in Scientific Theories by Phil Molé


Best Science Teaching; Cold Reading Cold Reviewing, by Gary E. Schwartz; Skeptical about Pyramid Power; Brain Chemistry and the Paranormal; Jews and Angels; Semmelweis’ Science; Science Facts and Fictions; Not Skeptical Enough
Artificial Intelligence:
Steven Harris’s article “A.I. and the Return of The Krell Machine”
Science is the Krell Machine, by Ray Ben Erskins; Harris Responds; A.I. and D.I. (Dog Intelligence), by Lynne Lopatin; Harris Responds; Will Computers Ever Think? by Joe Cuchiara; Harris Responds

Junior Skeptic

Alien Life
written and illustrated
by Daniel Loxton
Are We Alone in the Universe?;
Do Aliens Visit Our Planet?; Astrobiology
Rubber Alien Bones
by Bob Friedhoffer
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