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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 17 Number 2
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 17, no 2 (cover)

Cover Story

How We Know
Global Warming is Real
and Human Caused
by Donald R. Prothero Cover photo: A massive crack across Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier will produce a giant iceberg of about 350 sq. miles (900 square k). Credit: NASA/ GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

Special Section on
Perception Self-Deception

The Real Foo Fighters
A Historical and Physiological Perspective on a World War II Aviation Mystery by Jeffery A. Lindell
Talking to the Dead,
Listening to Yourself
An Empirical Study on the Psychological Aspects of Interpreting Electronic Voice Phenomena
by John E. Buckner V and Rebecca Anders Buckner
Sleep Paralysis
A Personal Odyssey into an Apparently Paranormal Experience
by Heidi Love


The SkepDoc
Energy Medicine and Fantasy Physics: How Real Physics Has Been Kidnapped by Alternative Medicine Practitioners
by Harriet Hall, M.D.
Bad Language
Life on the Psychic D List: Look for Rebecca Rosen to Join the A-List of Media-Savvy Mediums
by Karen Stollznow
’Twas Brillig…
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Christopher Hitchens, Cancer Quackery, and James Van Praagh by James Randi

Special Section on
Evidence-Based Medicine

Depression Treatment
What Works and How We Know
by Bruce E. Levine
Sensory Integration
and Autism
Science or Pseudoscience?
by Courtney Allyn Polenick and Stephen Ray Flora


Three Skeptics are Rightly Skeptical of Numerology, but There May Be Something Special About the Number
by Scot Morris
Shroud of Turin Redux
Have Italian researchers finally proven the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin? by Daniel Loxton
A Universe From Nothing?
A Conversation with
Lawrence Krauss
by Andrew Zak Williams


As Far As Her Eyes Can See
Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World, by Lisa Randall. reviewed by Michael Shermer
Where the Substance
Really Isn’t
Where the Conflict Really Lies, by Alvin Plantinga. reviewed by Tim Callahan
The Soul of Consciousness
Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness, by Nicholas Humphrey.
reviewed by Robert L. Martone
The Father of “Jurassic Park”
Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Time, by Richard Milner, with an Introduction by Rhoda Knight Kalt.
reviewed by Donald R. Prothero

Junior Skeptic

The Mighty Moa!
  • Of Dinosaurs and Birds
  • New Zealand: A land of Birds
  • Great Designs Evolve Alike
  • Where Did All the Moas Go?
  • The Moas Revealed
  • The Case for the Moa
  • Have Moas been Spotted Alive?

Written by Daniel Loxton. Cover by Daniel Loxton and Jim WW Smith.

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