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Back Issues, volumes 5–6

Skeptic volume 06 number 4

volume 06 number 4

JFK Facts and Fictions; JFK Case Still Open: Skepticism and the Assassination of JFK; JFK Assassination Science; James Randi on Dowsing; Steven T. Asma on Critical Thinking; The Case For and Against God: A Forum Exchange; The Lost World: of Jack Horner An Interview with the World’s Most Famous Dinosaur Digger; Anastasia: Miraculous Survival Myth; Aliens Among Us?; Psychic Math!; How to Fake UFO Photo…
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Skeptic volume 06 number 3

volume 06 number 3
Why Professors Believe Weird Things

Sex, Race, and the New Left; Alternative Religion Supporters; Meme Critique; Psychotherapy Snake Oil?; Randi on True Believers; Bigfoot…
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Skeptic volume 06 number 2

volume 06 number 2
Taking God Seriously

Critique of Deepak Chopra’s Philosophy: The physics and philosophical flaws in Chopra’s popular “New Age” teachings. Special Section on Taking God Seriously: Karl Popper on God; An Interview with Skepticism’s Ray Hyman; Shermer: Atheist v. Agnostic; Taking Creationism Seriously; A Case Against God; A Case for God. Also: Emily Rosa & the Therapeutic Touch Wars; Coach Potatoes: The Latest Self-Help Diet; Randi’s Quackery Update; Humor: Dumbth Awards. Junior Skeptic: Emily Rosa: TT and Me; Science Surfing: Cool Web Sites Reviewed; A Junior Skeptic tests a Gambler’s Luck; Science Magic Books
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Skeptic volume 06 number 1

volume 06 number 1
Science & Society

E.O. Wilson’s Consilience: Can We Unify All Knowledge?; Deconstructing James Van Praagh: How He Talks To the Dead by Michael Shermer; Junior Skeptic: Emily Rosa Tests Therapeutic Touch With a Disarmingly Simple Method; The Ancient Tradition of the Evil Eye!; James Randi on New Age Technology; Humor: Dumbth News; Legalizing Fraud in the Name of Religion; Holocaust Revisionism Update; Stephen Hawking v. Frank Tipler; A Skeptic’s Guide to the Drug Policy Debate; When Journalists Should Not Be Objective; The Graduate Record Exam as Fringe Science.
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Skeptic volume 05 number 4

volume 05 number 4

Acupuncture’s Secrets Revealed; A Not-So-Psychic Detective; The Myth of Egyptian Pi; What’s Your Sign?; In Search of the Chinese Fountain of Youth…
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Skeptic volume 05 number 3

volume 05 number 3

Fake Fairy Photos by James Randi; Aliens Replace Spooks in the Carnival Funhouse; Princess Diana Conspiracies; Why Do Militias Exist? PLUS a Response From Militia Expert Richard Abanes; Homeopathy and The Office of Alternative Medicine; Houdini v. The Blond Witch of Lime Street Millennium Special: What is the Millennium? by Stephen Jay Gould. Special Section on Anthropology: How Humans Explain Human Origins; An Interview with Paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson by Frank Miele; Margaret Mead’s Mistake by Derek Freeman; Conflicting Views of Myth and Science by Kenneth L. Feder; God and the Ghost Dance—The Eternal Return of the Messiah Myth by Michael Shermer Reviews, Skeptical News, Forum, and Randy Cassingham’s Dumbth News
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Skeptic volume 05 number 2

volume 05 number 2
The God Question

Martin Gardner Interview; Bible Code; Einstein’s God; What Happened to Atheism?; God Evidence?; Rural Religions; Case Against Immortality…
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Skeptic volume 05 number 1

volume 05 number 1
Environmental Science

Ecologists vs. Economists: A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Environmental Debate: Is Environmental Science polluted by Politics?; The Beautiful People Myth; Population Risk Assesment; The Not-So-Wise-Use Movement; Julian Simon Slams Eco-Crybabies; Top Scientists' Ecological Warning; PLUS: Fred Crews on Modern American Witch Hunters; More Dumbth News; Ancient Astro-NOTS; PC-Panic Debate Continues; The Ghost Dance Returns as UFO Hope; The Murky Origins of the Hale-Bopp UFO Fiasco; Polls Show Americans Steadfast in Religious Beliefs. Randi on Pigasus Awards; Human Magnets; Dowsing; Futurists. Reviews; Skeptical News; Forum. BONUS INCLUDED: The Premier Edition of James Randi's Outrageous New Publication: Swift
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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
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Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

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