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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 14 Number 3
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 14, no 3

Cover Story
The New Revisionism

The New Revisionism.
What if Hitler Won the War?
Mark Weber, David Irving, and the Institute for Historical Review take on Winston Churchill, Pat Buchanan, and American Foreign Policy
by Michael Shermer


’Twas Brillig…
The JREF Welcomes Dr. Philip Plait; Another Big Foot Hoax; Spaced Out Astronaut by James Randi
The SkepDoc
What About Acupuncture?
by Harriet Hall, M.D.


The Evolutionary 16
Shaping a New Evolutionary Synthesis While Keeping the Looneys at Bay by Massimo Pigliucci
Creationism & Evolution Beliefs Among College Students
by Ralph M.Barnes, Lesleh E. Keilholtz, and Audrey L. Alberstadt


What if ET Doesn’t Want to Call?; Acupuncture and English; Chauvinism. The SkepDoc Responds; Thank God for Evolution author responds to review

Junior Skeptic

Great American Skeptics
  • Ben Franklin, Scientist and Skeptic!
  • The Power of Mesmerism?
  • Franklin’s Scientific Tests of Mesmerism
  • Why is “Spiritualism” Bad?
  • The Great Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Houdini vs. Spiritualism
  • Mark Twain Takes Part in a Psychic Scam
  • Twain vs. Phrenology
  • Johnny Carson vs. a Psychic Spoon-bender
  • Carson vs. a Faith Healer
  • Carson’s support for the James Randi Educational Foundation

written by Daniel Loxton
and James Loxton;
illustrations by Daniel Loxton
and Jim WW Smith


Flagella Myths
How Intelligent Design Proponents Created the Myth That Bacteria Flagella Look Like Man-made Machines by Mark Perakh
“I Reject Your Reality”
Germ Theory Denial
and Other Curiosities
by Harriet Hall, M.D.
En-Twinned Lives
Twins Experts Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr. and Nancy L. Segal of the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart Re-Unite to Discuss Behavior Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology by Frank Miele
When is an OBE not an OBE?
A New Look at Out-of-Body Experiences by James Allan Cheyne
NDE Redux
Skeptics Need to Reclaim, Redefine and Embrace Near Death Experiences by Sebastian Dieguez
Whatever Happened to Stephen Wolfram?
A New Kind of Science Revisited by Garrett Neske
Doubting Altruism
New Research Casts a Skeptical Eye on the Evolution of Genuine Altruism by Kenneth W. Krause


Deconstructing the Hoax
Deconstructing the Hoax Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture by Alan Sokal
reviewed by Michael Shermer
Fire in the Sky
A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels Impact Event by Alan Bond & Mark Hempsell
reviewed by Jeff Medkeff & Martin Rundkvist
From Science Fiction
to Science Fact
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, T Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel by Michio Kaku reviewed by Tauriq Moosa
Pyramidiots, Nazis,
& Post-Modernists
Archaeological Fantasies. How pseudoarchaeology misrepresents the past and misleads the public edited by Garrett G. Fagan
reviewed by Martin Rundkvist
Quackery Then & Now
Charlatan. America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock
reviewed by Harriet Hall, M.D.
Lying for God:
The Dover Debacle
The Devil in Dover: An Insider’s Story of Dogma v. Darwin by Lauri Lebo
reviewed by Paul Gross
National Lampoon
Meets Creationism
Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the Easter Bunny by Barrett Brown and Jon P. Alston
reviewed by Donald R. Prothero
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman
reviewed by Michael Shermer
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