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Back Issues, volumes 11–12

Skeptic volume 12 number 4

volume 12 number 4
9/11 Conspiracies

What Demolition Experts Say About 9/11; Is ID really like big bang theory?; Lonesome George: The Last Animal on Earth; Keeping an Eye on Alternative Medicine…
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Skeptic volume 12 number 3

volume 12 number 3

Orthodox Jews & Science; Religious Belief & Societal Health; Does Prayer Work?; Debate: Deepak Chopra v. Michael Shermer; Using Pseudoscience to Teach Science…
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Skeptic volume 12 number 2

volume 12 number 2
Artificial Intelligence

The Other Intelligent Design Theories; A.I. Gone Awry; Special Section: Intelligent Design; The Dover Decision; The Origin of Alien Faces…
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Skeptic volume 12 number 1

volume 12 number 1
Debunking with KABOOM! Meet the Mythbusters

Sex, Jealousy & Violence; Evolutionary Psychology Is Here to Stay; A Skeptic Goes to an Exorcism; The Woodstock of Evolution; Doubting Dr. Dino…
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Skeptic volume 11 number 4

volume 11 number 4
Ernst Mayr, 1904–2005

Close Encounters of the Facial Kind; The Da Vinci Code Cult; The Dream World of William Dembski’s Creationism; John of God; How The Human Got Its Mind…
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Skeptic volume 11 number 3

volume 11 number 3
Catastrophe. Collapse.

Catastrophe by R. A. Posner; Collapse by J. Diamond; Double-Blind Protocol and Science by S. Bratman; Consumer Electronic Myths by E. Winer…
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Skeptic volume 11 number 2

volume 11 number 2
Nature vs. Nurture

The Almost Blank Slate; The Revival of Human Nature ≠ The Denial of Human Nurture; Who Lost the Middle Ages?; The Tea Leaves of Sports Talk…
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Skeptic volume 11 number 1

volume 11 number 1
Medieval UFOs?

Early Origins of Traditional Chinese Medicine; The Mass Suicide of the Xhosa; Salt, Toothpaste & the CIA: Conspiracy Theory in Contemporary Indian Society…
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Detecting Baloney

Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic) by Deanna and Skylar (High Tech High Media Arts, San Diego, CA)

The Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic)

For a class project, a pair of 11th grade physics students created the infographic shown below, inspired by Michael Shermer’s Baloney Detection Kit: a 16-page booklet designed to hone your critical thinking skills.

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Wisdom of Harriet Hall

Top 10 Things to Know About Alternative Medicine

Harriet Hall M.D. discusses: alternative versus conventional medicine, flu fear mongering, chiropractic, vaccines and autism, placebo effect, diet, homeopathy, acupuncture, “natural remedies,” and detoxification.

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Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Understanding the difference could save your life! In this superb 10-part video lecture series, Harriet Hall M.D., contrasts science-based medicine with so-called “complementary and alternative” methods.

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The Top 10 Weirdest Things

The Top Ten Strangest Beliefs

Michael Shermer has compiled a list of the top 10 strangest beliefs that he has encountered in his quarter century as a professional skeptic.

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Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (paperback cover)

Who believes them? Why? How can you tell if they’re true?

What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and can you tell the difference between a true conspiracy and a false one?

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The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

Mind altering experiences are one of the foundations of widespread belief in the paranormal. But as skeptics are well aware, accepting them as reality can be dangerous…

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Top 10 Myths About Evolution

Top 10 Myths About Evolution (and how we know it really happened)

If humans came from apes, why aren’t apes evolving into humans? Find out in this pamphlet!

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Learn to be a Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

Learn to do Psychic “Cold Reading” in 10
Easy Lessons

Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

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The Yeti or Abominable Snowman

5 Cryptid Cards

Download and print 5 Cryptid Cards created by Junior Skeptic Editor Daniel Loxton. Creatures include: The Yeti, Griffin, Sasquatch/Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, and the Cadborosaurus.

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