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Skeptic Magazine 26.2 Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review Only $6.99 Skeptic magazine examines extraordinary claims, promotes science and reason, and serves as an educational tool for those seeking a sound scientific viewpoint. .. read more

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…

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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.  read less
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COVER ARTICLE
DMT and the Nature of Reality: Are the Entities and Experiences of a DMT Drug Trip Real or Imagined?

ARTICLES
Johannes Kepler, Giordano Bruno, and Scientific Martyrdom • Lizard People, 5G and the Nashville Bomber • Why Weird Beliefs Are a Normal, Central, Almost Universal Aspect of Human Affairs • Astrology as a Spiritual Belief System • How Science Can Explain Ghosts and Haunted Houses • Trial, Error, and Success: How People Learn and Think

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The SkepDoc: Mark Twain and Alternative Medicine, by Harriet Hall, M. .. read more D.

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Twenty-five Fallacies in the Case for Christianity

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Cognitive Dissonance  read less
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.

The magazine has been called “stimulating and provocative” by Carl Sagan, “clearly superior…gutsy” by Edward O. Wilson, and “the best journal in the field” by Stephen Jay Gould. The magazine includes lively and thought-provoking articles, debates, book reviews, and essays from leading scientists, scholars, investigative journalists, historians, professors, and teachers.

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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The SkepDoc WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MARK TWAIN? That he was a famous humorist? That he wrote Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Maybe you know he questioned many conventions like organized religion. What yo...
CONTRIBUTORS John Campbell has been a trial lawyer for over 25 years, successfully handling cases all over the country. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and from the University o...
Johannes Kepler, Giordano Bruno, and Scientific Martyrdom HOW DO WE COPE WITH TODAY’S PROBLEM OF TRUTH? Our instincts might incline us to cope through gathering with friendly minds to tell familiar stories about what truth is and how we are the ones who re...
Lizard People, 5G and the Nashville Bomber ON CHRISTMAS morning 2020, Anthony Quinn Warner detonated explosives packed in his motorhome in Nashville, TN, and blew himself and the surrounding environs to smith-ereens. Thankfully, police were ...
The Fringe Is Mainstream AS WE ENTER INTO OUR SECOND YEAR OF the fight to control the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that misinformation continues to threaten millions of lives. I believe this developing crisis holds critica...
Astrology as a Spiritual Belief System EMPIRICAL RESEARCH HAS CONSISTENTLY SHOWN ASTROLOGY to be without validity. Along the way it has been claimed that if people were educated in science a pseudoscience like astrology would cease to ex...

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