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Skeptic  |  26.3  


UFOs & UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena)

TRIBUTES
In Memoriam: Pat Linse (1947–2021)
Tributes written by Michael Shermer, Daniel Loxton, Donald Prothero, Brian Dalton, Harriet Hall, Ralph Lewis, Carol Tavris, Tim Callahan, Kevin McCaffree, James Gurney, and Bill Nye

COVER ARTICLES
U.S. Government Says UFOs are “Real”: An Analysis of the 60 Minutes Investigation • Unidentified: Are UFOs and UAPs Ordinary, Extraordinary Terrestrial, or Extraordinary Extraterrestrial Phenomena?

ARTICLES
Anti-Vaccination in the Age of COVID-19 • 5G Conspiracy Theories and Other Popular Delusions • The Paradox of Free Will • Inequality: Why Women? • How Science Works (and Why Pseudoscience Fails) • Pandemic Politics

COLUMNS
The SkepDoc: Dietary Supplements and Deception • MetaSkepticism: When Conspiracists Psychoanalyze

EXCERPTS
Thought Experiments: What Good Are They, Anyway? • Expert Bullshit Detection
Skeptic magazine examines extraordinary claims, promotes science and reason, and serves as an educational tool for those seeking a sound scientific viewpoint.

For over 25 years, Skeptic has been on the forefront of skeptical inquiry and groundbreaking science, publishing insightful articles on a vast number of subjects including: evolution, creationism, cults, revisionism, conspiracy theories, near-death and out-of-body experiences, mass hysterias, urban myths, altered states of consciousness, science vs. pseudoscience, fraud and hoaxes, history vs. pseudohistory, magic and the paranormal, the use and abuse of theory and statistics, medical and psychiatric claims, the scope and limitations of science and technology, gender and race issues in science, artificial intelligence, cultural influences on science and scientific influences on culture, the capacities and limitations of the human body, and many more…

Our editor-in-chief, Dr. Michael Shermer, has been called the most prominent skeptic in America. His numerous books and media appearances, as well as his 214 monthly columns in Scientific American have made Skeptic magazine a respected voice.

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Bound within each issue of Skeptic is Junior Skeptic magazine. While written for younger readers, it provides an outstanding summary of classical paranormal topics, and is one of the favorite parts of the magazine for adults as well. Its editor, Daniel Loxton, recently won Canada’s prestigious Best Science Book Award for Young Readers.
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I like that even no scientists (like me) can read the articles. Reviewed Monday, 7 December 2020
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keeping me saner
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My father used to write for the Skeptic. I just can't seem to get into the writing anymore. Reviewed Sunday, 6 September 2020
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Below is a selection of articles in Skeptic 26.3.

The SkepDoc At least half of Americans (maybe as many as two-thirds) take dietary supplements. They assume the government will guarantee safety, efficacy, and truthful advertising. They couldn’t be more ...
MetaSkepticism As a skeptic, I often have an experience that many people will find familiar. I’m talking to someone. They tell me something I know is wrong. and I explain why it is wrong. They refuse to believe me...
CONTRIBUTORS Ástor Alexander is a figurative illustrator and painter. He specializes in portraits and he’s a big fan of the American illustrators of the 60s. His work can be seen at behance.net/astoralexande...
Anti-Vaccination in the Age of Covid-19 “Governments love pandemics for the same reason they love wars. It gives them the ability to control the population that the population would otherwise never accept.” — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., speaki...
5G Conspiracy Theories and Other Popular Delusions CONSPIRACY THEORIES OFTEN POP UP AROUND significant events, such as those that typically follow tragic school shootings. The bombing in Nashville, TN that happened in late 2020 was no different, wit...
The Paradox of Free Will Illustration by Pat Linse SKEPTIC MAGAZINE HAS FEATURED SOME INTERESTING articles recently on the issue of “free will.” Similar articles in the past have appeared in Free Inquiry and T...

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