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eSkeptic for August 26, 2015

In this week’s eSkeptic, Stephen Beckner reviews Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary film The Look of Silence, produced by Signe Byrge, Executive Producers Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Andre Singer Sørensen, Presented by Drafthouse Films, Participant Media, and Final Cut For Real, 103 minutes.

One Toke Over The Line, Sweet Shakespeare

An anthropologist has argued that Shakespeare used cannabis for inspiration. Shakespeare may have been a stoner, but the physical evidence is weak and the literary analysis is dreadful.

Botanist Makes “Literary Discovery of the Century”

A botanist claims to have discovered the only portrait of Shakespeare completed during his lifetime. Can plants be used to identify Shakespeare’s appearance and work?

False Balance and the Shakespeare Authorship “Debate”

Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? Eve Siebert explains that the answer is still "yes," despite the false balance media outlets sometimes give to a fringe theory.

09-08-05

In this week’s eSkeptic, Michael E. O’Reilly reviews Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid it by Stephen Greenspan.

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