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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 14 Number 1
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 14, no 1

Cover Story

A Climate of Belief
The claim that anthropogenic CO2 is responsible for the current warming of Earth climate is scientifically insupportable because climate models are unreliable
by Patrick Frank
How We Know
Global Warming is Real
The Science Behind
Human-induced Climate Change
by Tapio Schneider
Turning Around by 2020
How to solve the
global warming problem
by William Calvin
The Hydrogen Economy
Savior of humanity or
an economic black hole?
by Alice Friedemann


Skull Island, Canada
Could one of histories most famous films have inspired two of our most enduring monster legends?
by Daniel Loxton


Altered States of Consciousness; Ape Language and Consciousness; Neuroscience Psychobabble; von Daniken Debunked
No Victory in
the Textbook Wars
by Glenn Branch
SkepDoc’s Ill Tone
by Ralph G.Walton, MD
SkepDoc Harriet Hall Replies


A Reconstruction of Houdini’s Famous Show Exposing Séance Fraud
by Steven E. Rivkin
Journalist Bites Reality!
How broadcast journalism is flawed in such a fundamental way that its utility as a tool for informing viewers is almost nil
by Steve Salerno
In Belief We Trust
Why anthropologists abandon skepticism when they hear claims about supernatural beliefs
by Craig T. Palmer, Kathryn Coe, and Reed L.Wadley


’Twas Brillig…
Last Chance to Win the Million-Dollar Challenge; Magnetic Therapy
by James Randi
The SkepDoc
Detox Quackery:
from Footbaths to Fetishism
by Harriet Hall, M.D.


What the Fossils Say
— In Spades!
Evolution: What the Fossils Say
and Why It Matters

by Donald R. Prothero
reviewed by Tim Callahan
What’s So Great
About Dinesh D’Souza?
What’s So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D’Souza reviewed by Tim Callahan
Jackpot or Crackpot?
Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe is Just Right for Life by Paul Davies
reviewed by Sid Deutsch
The Painful Elaboration
of the Fatuous
Science v. Religion: Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution by Steve Fuller
reviewed by Norman Levitt
Steve Fuller Responds to Norman Levitt’s Review
Levitt Responds to
Steve Fuller’s response

Junior Skeptic

Dragons! written by Daniel Loxton;
illustrations by Daniel Loxton
The Dragons of Babylon and the Evil Mother Tiamat; Egyptian Serpents; Greek Dragons; Dragons in the Bible; The World Serpent of the Norse; Chinese Dragons and the Magic of Dragon bones; Where Does the Idea of Dragons come from?; Fossil Dragons, Instinct, and Imagination
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