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How the “Tractor”—an Early 19th Century Medical Quack Device—Was Debunked by One of the Earliest Single Blind Placebo Studies
UFOs and U-2s, Aliens and A-12s
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How Atheists Differ in Their Views on God
SPECIAL SECTION AI DANGER
The human brain isn’t magic; nor are the problem-solving
OVER THE YEARS EXISTENTIAL THREAT WARNINGS have been
After over 50 years of mostly empty promises and disappointments
REVIEWS
Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas by Steven Poole
A review of How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals About Male Health and Mortality by Richard G. Bribiescas
A Review of Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science by Dave Levitan.
Reviews of: Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History by Nate Hendley Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff by Edward J. Balliesen Houdini’s ‘Girl Detective’ compiled by Tony Wolf The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For it…Every Time by Maria Konnikova
Review of Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.
JUNIOR SKEPTIC
We’ve all heard the story of Chicken Little—a fanciful