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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 11 Number 3
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 11, no 3

Cover Stories

The Dozen Most Serious Environmental Problems &
What We Can Do About Them
by Jared Diamond
The Dozen Most Significant Catastrophic Risks & What We
Can Do About Them
by Richard A. Posner

On the Cover

The ruins of the collapsed Anasazi civilization at Canyon de Chelley, located in northern Arizona. Such sites, scattered throughout the Southwestern United States, represent more than 1500 years of human occupation. The Anasazi abandoned the area around 1200 AD Adapted from a photograph by Michael Shermer.


’Twas Brillig…
Preparation 500, Magnet Man & Comet Nostradamus
by James Randi
Demon Haunted Times
Homeopathic Killer
Still On the Loose!
by Brandon Muller

Junior Skeptic

Bigfoot Part Two:
The Case For Sasquatch
written and illustrated
by Daniel Loxton
Behind The Legend;
Footprint Evidence:
Cripplefoot tracks:
Bigfoot fever; Conspiracies;
Hoaxing 101; Da Vinci Hoaxes;
Physical Evidence:
Bodies; Hair Samples; DNA;
The Bottom Line:
Could Sasquatches Exist?


More On Shakespeare’s Authorship
by Diana Price
Court TV’s Psychic Detectives
Noreen Renier & the Williston Case
by Gary P. Posner
The Truth About Cholesterol
by Marshall E. Deutsch


An audio engineer, musician, and skeptic reveals that the worlds of audio engineering and consumer electronics are filled with pseudoscience.
by Ethan Winer
The Double-Blind Gaze
How the Double-Blind Experimental Protocol Changed Science
by Steven Bratman
Flashbulb Memories
How Psychological Research Shows That Our Most Powerful Memories May Be Untrustworthy.
by Daniel Greenberg


Sex & the Brain
A review of The Science of Romance: Secrets of the Sexual Brain, by Nigel Barber.
reviewed by Henry Schlinger
The Skeptic in You
A review of The Psychic in You: Understand and Harness Your Natural Psychic Power by Jeffrey A. Wands with Tom Philbin. reviewed by David Pitt
The God Question
A review of A Question of God, a film by Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lesseur. reviewed by Stephen T. Asma
Ramtha’s School of
Quantum Flapdoodle
A review of What the #$*! Do We Know?, a film by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, and Mark Vicente, starring Marlee Matlin. reviewed by John Olmsted
Energy Medicine
A review of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis by James L. Oschman. reviewed by Harriet Hall
Is That All There Is?
A review of What Is Thought?
by Eric Baum. reviewed by David Voron
Connecting the Dots
to Nowhere
A review of Civilization One: The World is not As You Thought it Was by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler. reviewed by Jason Colavito


Obesity; Sports Handicapping; Medical Myth
Special Section:
Nature-Nurture Debate
Comments About Hank Schlinger’s Article “The Blank Slate”
Deceptive Advertising, Smoke and Mirrors, and Flawed Logic — Schlinger Responds
Comments about Frank Miele’s Article The Revival of Human Nature ≠ the Denial of Human Nurture
Nature & Nurture: Putting All the Pieces Together — Miele Replies
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