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Back Issues, volumes 28–29

Skeptic volume 29 number 2

volume 29 number 2
Culture Wars

What is Cancel Culture, Anyway? • Revisiting Colorblindness: A review of Coleman Hughes’ The End of Race Politics: Arguments for a Colorblind America • Cancelling the Pop Culture of Yesteryear • The New Archaeology Wars: How Cancel Culture and Identity Politics Have Corrupted Science • Tension Between Science & Ideology: Exploring Paths to Social Justice • Behavioral Science Needs to Return to the Basics • Blue & Green, Black & White: Identity Politics in History, from Byzantium to Sri Lanka • Identity Politics and Its Discontents: Interviews with Christopher Rufo and Yascha Mounk • What Type of Social Justice Do We Want? • A Scientific Perspective on the Patriarchy: The Gender Pay Gap and Unequal Opportunity • Witch-Hunting: A Culture War Fought with Skepticism and Compassion • Expelled! The True Story Behind Ben Stein’s Anti-Evolution/ Pro-Intelligent Design Film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
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Skeptic volume 29 number 1

volume 29 number 1
Artificial Intelligence

Why Should We Pursue Human Intelligence With AI? • Is AI a Threat? • Are Governments Prepared to Keep AI Safe? UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Conversation With Elon Musk • AI and Uncertainty • Can We Trust AI to Make Decisions? • Lessons About the Human Mind from Artificial Intelligence • Human v. Artificial Intelligence: Will AI Come Back to Outsmart, Sting, or Assist Us? • AI Will Not Replace Artists— It Will Devalue Them • Chatbots and the Pursuit of Artificial General Intelligence • When It Comes to AI, Think Protopia, Not Dystopia or Utopia • Undercover at the Woo Festival • Bedbug Bedlam: Real Infestation or Social Panic in Paris? • Framed? How Sensationalism Keeps New York City’s Most Controversial Defendants Innocent in the Eyes of the Public
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Skeptic volume 28 number 4

volume 28 number 4
Health Matters

Pain & Profit: Who’s Responsible for the Opioid Crisis? • Your Microbiome & Your Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly • The Future of Medicine & Wellness • A Practicing Physician Explores How We Evolved to Be Healthy • A Cure for Autism in the World of Alternative Medicine & Anti-Vaxxers • Did Legalization of Marijuana Increase Violent Crime? • The Good and Bad News About Psychotherapy • Social Media & Mass Psychogenic Illness in Kenya • Sex, Mental Health, and the Culture Wars • Who Should You Trust? Why Appeals to Scientific Consensus Are Often Uncompelling • Bayesian Reasoning and the Truth Trap
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Skeptic volume 28 number 3

volume 28 number 3
Education Matters

An in-depth look at the challenged educational system in America: Ideology in Education • Are Standardized Admission Tests Biased? • Schools of Education: What Are Teachers Taught? • Education Reform Fads • A Vision for the Future of Education • How Activists Are Targeting Teaching • Social Mobility and Fairness • Unintended Consequences of Censorship • Leonardo da Vinci and the Theory of Relativity • A Skeptical View of J. Edgar Hoover & the FBI • Roe v. Wade: One Year Later
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Skeptic volume 28 number 2

volume 28 number 2
Energy Matters

An in-depth look at the past & future of energy: fossil fuels, fracking, nuclear, renewables, EVs • The Case for Nuclear • Behind the Scenes at the U.S. Department of Energy • The Untold Story of “Gender-Affirming” Clinics • Amanda Knox on How a Wrongful Conviction Helped Her Become a Better Thinker • Do We Have Free Will? • Ranking Presidents: Does It Make Any Sense? • Chinese Surveillance Balloons and Space Aliens • Could Dragons from Game of Thrones Exist?
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Skeptic volume 28 number 1

volume 28 number 1
Economic Matters

The Economics of Life Made Simple • Critical Analysis of America’s Homeless Crisis • Interview with Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve • Graham Hancock’s Netflix Hypothesis Put to a Test • Alternative Archaeology: Did an Ancient Apocalypse Erase the Lost Civilization of Atlantis? • The Rise of Lies & the Demise of Shame • Does Psychotherapy Work? • From Sex to Gender: The Modern Dismissal of Biology • How to Practice Science Better • Stage Acts That Perform “Telepathy”
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