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Skeptic Magazine, Volume 9 Number 2
Table of Contents

Skeptic magazine, vol 9, no 2

Cover Story
The Environment:
How Bad Off Are We?

The Future of Life:
The Solution
An excerpt from Edward O. Wilson’s The Future of Life
The Real State of the World
by Bjørn Lomborg
Skeptical of the
Skeptical Environmentalist
A review of The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World, by Bjørn Lomborg. reviewed by David Pimentel


’Twas Brillig…
Sylvia Browne, John Edward, the Maharishi Yogi, Bad Astronomy, and more…
by James Randi
Number Manipulation
The Not ‘So Spooky’ Tim McVeigh
by Bryan Farha
Skeptical Sayings
Wit and Wisdom from Skeptics Past and Present
edited by Michael Shermer
On the Fringes of Credibility
The Boundary Question Between Science and Non-Science
by Frank Trocco
Nine Crazy Ideas in Science
by Robert Ehrlich


The New Look; Pondering Skepticism; A Senior Junior; The Crackpot Committee; Romancing Science; A Step in Time (Joshua’s missing day); Beyond Intelligent Doubt; Science and Atheism are Not Synonymous; Pigliucci Responds; Must Read Skeptic Books; Another Possible Location for Atlantis?
Special Section: On Miele’s “Caliban” & “Complexity”
Complexity Chart is Bogus!; Frank Miele Replies; Darwin to Dawkins to Gould; Frank Miele Replies. A Complex Story; Chaotic Complexity.
Special Section: Larry Arnhart’s “Evolution & the New Creationism”
Faith in Falsehood is False Faith; Laws Not Necessarily Divine; Behe’s Black Box and Arnhart’s Proposed Compromise; Why the Universe is Nowhere and Has No Cause
Special Section: Tim Callahan’s “The Triumph of Christianity”
Christianity’s Secret of Success, Callahan Responds

Junior Skeptic

The “Magician’s Force”
How to trick someone into thinking that you have the power to predict the future!
by Bob Friedhoffer


Rape, Sex & the Research of Evolutionary Psychology
A review of A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion, by Randy Thornhill and Craig T. Palmer
reviewed by Massimo Pigliucci
Alas Poor Evolutionary Psychology: Unfairly Accused, Unjustly Condemned
A review of Alas Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology, by Hillary Rose and Steven Rose reviewed by by Robert Kurzban
Darwin Redux
A review of Darwin: A Norton Critical Edition, by Philip Appleman
reviewed by Betty McCollister
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