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Back Issues, volumes 9 + 10

Skeptic volume 10 number 4

volume 10 number 4
Low Carb Craze

The Skinny on Fat; Was Einstein Learning Disabled?; New “Isn’t Round” Theory Demands Equal Time; Paranormal & God Belief Survey Results…
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Skeptic volume 10 number 3

volume 10 number 3
Evolution, Intelligent Design

Towards a Theology of Evolution?; The Big “Bright” Brouhaha; Creationism’s Expanding Universe; Macroevolution & Microcreationism…
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Skeptic volume 10 number 2

volume 10 number 2
Stephen Wolfram’s Science

The Future of Intelligence; Science & the Media; Can the Media Help Science?; Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Universe…
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Skeptic volume 10 number 1

volume 10 number 1
Roswell Requiem

Psychic for a Day; Ockham’s Razor Dulled; Is Time Travel Possible?; Alaska’s Mysterious HAARP; Do We Fear the Wrong Things? …
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Skeptic volume 09 number 4

volume 09 number 4
Stephen Jay Gould Tribute

Gould as Historian, Scientist, Friend; 9/11 Conspiracy Review; Two Shakespeares?; Junior Skeptic: Seamonsters; Coincidence…
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Skeptic volume 09 number 3

volume 09 number 3
A.I. and Theology of UFOs

ETs and God; Artificial Intelligence v. Human Nature; How Smart People Sabotage Their Thinking; Neo-Confederates at the Gate; A.I. and the Krell Machine…
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Skeptic volume 09 number 2

volume 09 number 2
Environmental Skeptic

How Bad Off Are We; David Pimentel debunks Lomborg; Evolutionary Psychology pros & cons; Spooky Numerical Matches; The Wisdom of Skeptics…
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Skeptic volume 09 number 1

volume 09 number 1
Anthropology Wars

Intro to Anthro Wars; Steven Pinker Interview; Science v. Spin Doctoring; Margaret Mead/Anthro Controversy; Velikovosky at Fifty…
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Skeptic cover art by Pat Linse

Art of the Skeptic

In celebration of Skeptic magazine’s 100th issue, we present sage graphic art advice for skeptical groups and a gallery of art reflecting more than 47 years of skeptical activism from Skeptic’s long time Art Director, Pat Linse

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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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 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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