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Back Issues, volumes 13 + 14

Skeptic volume 14 number 4

volume 14 number 4
Fooled by Ponzi (and Madoff)

How Bernard Madoff Made Off with My Money; What to Eat: Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants; Misleading by Petition; A Skeptic Visits Noah’s Ark; The Art of Cold Reading…
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Skeptic volume 14 number 3

volume 14 number 3
The New Revisionism

What if Hitler Won the War?; Doubting Altruism; Lying for God; Flagella Myths; Germ Theory Denial and Other Curiosities; NDE Redux…
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Skeptic volume 14 number 2

volume 14 number 2
Evolution of Intelligence

Predicting Evolution; The Role of Contingency & Necessity in the Evolution of Higher Intelligence; Evolution in Our Genes; Expelled Exposed; The Matrix of the Brain…
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Skeptic volume 14 number 1

volume 14 number 1
Global Warming

A Climate of Belief; How We Know Global Warming is Real: The Science Behind Human-induced Climate Change; How to solve the global warming problem by 2020…
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Skeptic volume 13 number 4

volume 13 number 4
Quirkology

The Big Truths in Small Things; Skeptical Analysis of the Evidence for Nonhuman Primate Language; The Myth of the Mozart Effect; Consciousness is Nothing But a Word…
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Skeptic volume 13 number 3

volume 13 number 3
Medical Controversies

Science & Secondhand Smoke; Exposing the Vaccine-Autism Myth; The Trouble with Psychiatry; Animals & Medicine; Contested Testimony in Scientific Disputes…
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Skeptic volume 13 number 2

volume 13 number 2
Richard Dawkins & Religion

Two reviews of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion; The Science of Friendship; Dawkins v. Collins Debate; Why This Universe?; The Skeptic’s Chaplain…
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Skeptic volume 13 number 1

volume 13 number 1
The Legacy of Carl Sagan

An Interview with Ann Druyan; Science, Religion & Human Purpose; An excerpt from Conversations with Carl; Tributes to Carl Sagan…
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Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

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Top 10 Myths of Terrorism

Is Terrorism an Existential Threat?

This free booklet reveals 10 myths that explain why terrorism is not a threat to our way of life or our survival.

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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 why do they tend to proliferate? Why does belief in one conspiracy correlate to belief in others? What are the triggers of belief, and how does group identity factor into it? How can one 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

Do you know someone who has had a mind altering experience? If so, you know how compelling they can be. They 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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