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magv1n1-Tribute to Isaac Asimov (Premiere Issue) Isaac Asimov Tributes by Steve Allen, Martin Gardner & Harlan Ellison; Skeptics Society’sManifesto; Skeptics in Trenches by Randi; The Most Precious Thing We Have— The Triumph of the Scientific Method by Michael Shermer; Avoiding Legal Problems in Skepticism by Elie Shneour; Book Reviews.

magv1n4-Witches, Heretics, and Scientists and the Psychology of Resistance to New Ideas: Today’s Heretic, Tomorrow’s Saint by Clayton Drees; Spirits, Witches & Science by Richard Olson; Resistance to Heretical Science of Copernicus by M. Shermer; Ideological Immune System by J. Snelson; Edgar Cayce Foundation Responds to Skeptics & We Reply; Can Religion be Rational? by C. Brough; Reviews.

magv2n3-Fad Psychology, False Memory, Facilitated Communication: False Memory Syndrome by Hochman; Diagnoses are not Diseases by Szasz; Facilitated Communication by Green; William Reich by Morrock & Carlinsky; Sex, Brains, & Hands by Halpern; How Thinking Goes Wrong by Shermer;Pseudoscience in Psychiatry by Tavris;Anti- Science by McDonough; Flood Myths by Larue; Ark Hoax by Lippard & Bloomberg.

magv3n2-AIDS: AIDS Heresies by Harris; Astrology Brouhaha by Randi; Should the Bible be Taken Literally? by McCollister; Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence? by Schick, Jr.; Charles Murray Interview by Miele; Wallace & Darwin’s Priority Dispute by Shermer;Culture Wars: Skeptics, Parapsychologists & New Agers by Siano; Debunking Hal Lindsay by Callahan;Did God Make Rice Cakes? by Leikind; Reviews.

magv4n2-Evolutionary Ethics: Science of Morality by R. Bingham; F. Miele interviews Garrett Hardin; Morality & Genetic Engineering by J. Hartung; Evolution of Morality & Religion by W. Irons; Plants & Property by A. Oubre´; Ethics Without Religion by Shermer; William Jennings Bryan’s Argument Against Evolution; Superstition by Olson; Randi debunks saving fuel device; Cosmythology by V. Stenger. Adam’s IQ by Leikind.

magv5n1-Ecology: Economists v. Ecologists by F. Miele; Scientists’ Warning to Humanity; Julian Simon Interview; Not-So-Wise Use Movement by P. Lindholdt; Population Risk Assessment by E. Shneour; Myth of the Beautiful People by M. Shermer; Ancient Astronauts by E. Wojcie-howski; Dumbth News by R. Cassing- ham; Modern Demonology by F. Crews. Randi’s Swift: Dowsing, Human Magnetism, Pigasus Awards, Futurists.

magv6n2-Taking God Seriously: Deepak Chopra Danger by P. Molé; Ray Hyman Interview; Atheist v. Agnostic by Shermer; Karl Popper On God; TT Wars by L. Sarner; Against God by M. Pigiucci; For God by B. Mazet; Answering Creationists by T. Edis; Intellectual Danger by J. Randi; Self-Help Coach by D. Lease; ’97 Dumbth Awards by R. Cassingham• JR. SKEPTIC: TT & Me by E. Rosa; Lucky 7 by E. Antisdale; Web reviews by C. Walker & S. Kinney.

magv1n2-Cryonics: Can Science Cheat Death? Use & Abuse of Statistics in the “Real World” by Judith Grabiner; Cryonics: Reaching for Tomorrow by M. Darwin; Altered States & the Quest for Transcendence by M. Shermer; Q & A About Cryonics by Alcor Foundation; The Society for the Recovery of Persons Apparen

magv2n1-Genius: Myth & Reality: Genius by Steve Allen, James Randi, Paul MacCready, Elie Shneour; Marilyn Vos Savant; James Gleick (on Feynman); Amadeus Myth by M. Shermer; D. Alexander (on Gene Roddenberry); Review of Genius, byM. Rothman; “Science” of Noah’s Ark by D. Porter; Who & What Mattered in History by M. Shermer; Mathemagics by A. Benjamin; Millennium Watch by T. Daniels; Reviews.

magv2n4-Pseudohistory-Afrocentrism and Holocaust Revisionism: Free Speech & Neo- Nazis by Miele; Denying the Holocaust review by Siano; Holocaust Revisionism by Shermer; Creationism & Racism by McIver; Goodbye Columbus? by Fritze; Were Egyptians & Greeks Black? by Lefkowitz; Beyond Race by Appiah. Noah’s Ark Hoax Update by Lippard; Randi on the Millennium; Reviews.

magv3n3V Race & IQ: Place In The Sun by Tavris. Bell-Shaped Curve’s Skewed Logic by Halpern. Sternberg interview by Miele. Insult to Injury: Uses of The Bell Curve by Griffin. Defending The Bell Curve, by Sarich. Cycles & Curves by Shermer. Scientology v. the Internet by Lippard & Jacobsen. King Tut’s Curse by Randi. Moral Panics by Victor. “Recovered Memories” by Pendergrast. How to Eat a Light Bulb by Leikind; Reviews.

magv4n3-Conspiracy: Jerry Brown Interview by Miele; World’s End by Callahan; Farrakhan & Paranoid Style by Brackman; Freud’s Follies by Mac- Donald; Political Correctness Conspiracy by Siano; End of Science by Horgan; End of Science Illusions by Casti; Heretic-Personality by Shermer; Hollywood ET by McDonough;Mesmerism by Ben Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier; Bell Curve Book Cracks; Randi on Police Psychics; Tomorrow? by Leikind.\

magv5n3-Anthropology: Interview: Donald Johanson; Human Origin Stories by Miele; God & Ghost Dance by Shermer; Mead & Anthro. by Freeman; Indians v. Archaeologists by Feder; Millennium by Stephen Jay Gould; Dumbth News by Cassingham; Di Conspiracies by Gerlich; X-Files Meets Disney by Mc-Donough; Houdini v. Margery by Polidoro; Fairies Frauds by Randi; Alternative Medicine by L.Jaroff; Reviews.

magv6n3-Why Professors Believe Weird Things: Sex, Race, & the New Left by N. Levitt; Susan Blackmore Interview; Is God Dead? by M. Shermer; Meme Critique by J. Polichak; Alternative Religion Supporters by S. Kent & T. Krebs; Facilitated Communication by B. Gorman; SnakeOil Psychotherapy? by T. Dineen; Randi on True Believers, Waco. JR. SKEPTIC; Bigfoot! by Harter; Crystals by A. Chesworth; Golfball Finder by Cohen.

magv1n3-Revolution in Evolution? Darwin & Gould Skeptics Investigate Edgar Cayce; Mismeasure of History: Darwin, Gould & the Nature of Change by Michael Shermer; Twenty years of Punctuated Equilibrium by Donald Prothero; Punctuated Equilibrium in Fact & Theory by Stephen Jay Gould; Historic 1842 Sketch on Evolution by Charles Darwin; Darwinian Culture by James Rogers; Reviews.

magv2n2-Science, Religion, & Cults: The Jesus Cults by Steve Allen; What Makes A Cult? by C. Kisser; Millennium Watch by T. Daniels; The Resurrection Myth by S. Harris; Was Christianity a Cult? by G. Larue; Realism & Religion by M. Rothman; The Unlikeliest Cult Of All by M. Shermer; Mathemagics by Auther Benjamin; Ark Hoax; 25 Creationist Questions & 25 Evolutionist Answers; Reviews.

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WHY IS THERE SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING? COLUMNS The SkepDoc: Health Freedom, Right to Try, and Informed Consent, by Harriet Hall, M.D. • The Gadfly: Do You Have Traits or Are You a Type? by Carol Tavris • SPECIAL SECTION ON TACTICS FOR DISCUSSING CONTENTIOUS ISSUES Personhood and Abortion Rights: How Science Might Inform this Contentious Issue, by Gary Whittenberger • How to Teach Evolution to Religious Students, by Surat Parvatam • The Arguments for Creationism and the Arguments for Evolution: A Study in Contrasts, by Ralph M. Barnes • Meeting Our “Enemies” Where They Are: The Advantage of Understanding Your Adversary’s Arguments, by Andrew Cooper-Sansone ARTICLES The Grandest of Questions Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing? by Michael Shermer • Reports of Mysterious Attacks on U.S. Diplomats Continue: Separating Fact from Fiction by Robert E. Bartholomew • The God Damners: The Now Not-so-New Atheism by Michael Cohen • Quackery in America: An Inglorious and Ongoing History, by Morton Tavel, M.D. • What Is It like to Be a Human? by Colin McGinn REVIEWS Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress • The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution • The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will • SCAM: So-Called Alternative Medicine • Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life • The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are JUNIOR SKEPTIC Secrets of the Ouija Board, by Daniel Loxton