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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 13 Number 3
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 13, no 3

Cover Story
Medical Controversies

Science & Secondhand Smoke
The Need for a
Good Puff of Skepticism
by Sidney Zion
Clearing the Air
What Does Science Really Say About Secondhand Smoke?
by Harriet Hall, M.D.
Mercury Rising
Exposing the Vaccine-Autism Myth
by Matthew Normand
and Jesse Dallery
The Trouble with Psychiatry
by John Sorboro, M.D.
Animals & Medicine
Do Animal Experiments
Predict Human Responses?
by Niall Shanks, Ray Greekk, Nathan Nobis, and Jean Swingle-Greek
Contested Testimony in Scientific Disputes
The Case of the Origins of AIDS
by Brian Martin
Blind or Double Talk?
Reading Medical Research
with a Skeptical Eye
by Harriet Hall M.D.


Deepak Delusion; Dawkins & Religion; Evolution of Friends; The Secret’s Mistaken Physics; What is Superstition?; Pseudogenes: Evidence for Evolution?
Why This Universe Forum
Cosmological/Metaphysical Options; Constants of Physics; Probablility


Cosmos & Coincidence
Intelligent Design Theory Fails to Account for Sub-optimal Design
by Avital Pilpel
Bonobos, Left & Right
Primate Politics Heats up Again as Liberals and Conservatives Spin Doctor Science
by Frans B. M. de Waal


’Twas Brillig…
Sam Harris and the Question of PSI
by James Randi
The SkepDoc
Curing the Common Cold
by Harriet Hall, M.D.

Junior Skeptic

Alien Astronauts, Part I written by Daniel Loxton; illustrations by Daniel Loxton and Jim WW Smith
Explaining Ancient mysteries; Firebringer Myths; Space Age Inspiration; Chariots of The Gods; Poisoning the Well; Caves of Gold; Von Däniken’s Proof; Ica Rocks; Could a Pterodactyl Carry a Human?


A Tribute to Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard)
TV’s Original Science Teacher
by Bill Nye
Darwin v. Design
Discovery Institute’s
Knoxville, TN, Conference
by Jason Rosenhouse
Science Education
& Belief in Pseudoscience
by Raymond A. Eve


Burn Down the Thinkeries!
Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays by Frederick Crews
reviewed by Jonathan Gottschall
Theodicy for Atheists:
The Problem of Evil in
a Darwinian World
Darwin Loves You: Natural Selection and the Re-enchantment of the World by George Levine
reviewed by Norman Levitt
A Two Part Review of
The Physics of Christianity
Part One:
Blinded by Science?
The Physics of Christianity
by Frank Tipler
reviewed by Physicist Lawrence Krauss
Part Two:
The Physics of Nonsense
The Physics of Christianity
by Frank Tipler from the Viewpoint of Biblical Scholarship
reviewed by Tim Callahan
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