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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 25 Number 2
Table of Contents

Skeptic Magazine 25.2 (cover)

Cover Article

Giving the Devil His Due
by Michael Shermer


The SkepDoc
Electronic Screen Syndrome: Is It Real?
by Harriet Hall, M.D.
The Gadfly
Travels Within the Feminist Divide
by Carol Tavris


Ptolemy Revisited
The Return of Earth-Centered Cosmology
by Donald Prothero


MKULTRA: The CIA’s Shadowlands
A review of Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control, by Stephen Kinzer
reviewed by John Lisle
Who Watches the Watchers’ Watchers?
A Review of Conspiracy Theories & The People Who Believe Them, edited by Joseph E. Uscinski
reviewed by Michel Jacques Gagné
Why Estrogen Matters
A Review of Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives—Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer, by Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris
reviewed by Marty Klein


Claims About a Government “UFO Program”
How Much is True
by Robert Sheaffer
Religious Intolerance, Witchcraft, Superstition, and Underdevelopment in Africa
by Williams C. Iheme
Ark of Absurdities
Creationism Comes to Brazil
by Heslley Machado Silva
The Mystery of Göbekli Tepe: A New Chapter in History
by Robert Adam Schneiker
What’s to be Gained Through Rationality?
by David Zeigler
Where and Why Science and Religion Conflict
by David Kyle Johnson
Bullshit and its Detection
The Conditions Under Which Common, Everyday Bullshit is Most Likely to Emerge
by John V. Petrocelli

Junior Skeptic

The Howling Horror of Werewolves!

In this issue of Junior Skeptic, we will dare to track down some of the most ferocious beasts from movies and myth—werewolves! These savage shapeshifters have inspired tales of terror for centuries. People didn’t always believe that werewolves were make-believe creatures. For hundreds of years werewolves were feared as an all too deadly threat. Farmers huddled near guttering candles at night, terrified that bloodthirsty beasts prowled just outside the door. Soldiers hunted werewolves. Accused werewolves were captured and punished. Amazingly, witnesses have even reported werewolf sightings in modern America! How can that be? Let’s find out!

by Daniel Loxton

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