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Skeptic Magazine 26.1 Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review Only £4.49 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…

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.  read less
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Skeptic  |  26.1  


COSMIC BEGINNING

How Did It All Begin? Cosmic Inflation, the Multiverse, and the Nature of Scientific Proof

COLUMNS
The SkepDoc: Osteopathy Then and Now, by Harriet Hall, M.D.

DEALING WITH COVID-19
Psychological Risks with COVID-19 Vaccines • The Future of Civilization after COVID-19

ARTICLES
The Future of Higher Education Reengineering Learning for a Post-Pandemic World • Havana Syndrome Skepticism—Why We Should Be Skeptical: It Was Probably Psychogenic • Wh .. read more y Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Belongs in English Literature Curriculum Despite—Indeed Because—of its Use of the N-Word • Why Time, Causality, Consciousness, the Self, and Free Will Are Not Illusion

ARE ALIENS AMONG US?
Alien Skulls and Their Makers: The Creation of the “Sealand Skull” and the Hoax It Unintentionally Inspired • Why We Are Not Hybrids of Earthling and Extraterrestrial Ancestry

JAMES RANDI MEMORIAM
Skeptic Extraordinaire • As Seen by Skeptic Magazine Artists

EXCERPT
When Nuclear Armageddon Threatened to Destroy Civilization

JUNIOR SKEPTIC
Conspiracy Theories  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.
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Below is a selection of articles in Skeptic 26.1.

SKEPTIC Skeptics Society Officers Michael Shermer Pat Linse SKEPTICS SOCIETY & SKEPTIC MAGAZINE Promoting Science and Critical Thinking Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Michael Shermer PO Box 338 Altade...
The SkepDoc WHEN FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, came down the front steps of Walter Reed Army Medical Center to brief the nation on the President’s health, it caused consternation i...
CONTRIBUTORS David P. Barash is professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Washington. His most recent book (from which this article is modified and excerpted) is Threats: Intimidation and Its Discont...
Psychological Risks with COVID-19 Vaccines THE NEWS MEDIA HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN the current race to vaccinate enough people in the United States and around the world, so that we can reach the all-important goal of attaining herd ...
The After Time AS I WRITE IN THE WANING WEEKS OF 2020 IT OFTEN feels like our civilization has metamorphized into a Herman Melville novel in which… All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of...
Alien Skulls and Their Makers Anatomical flaws of the Sealand skull A FEW YEARS AGO, WHEN DONALD PROTHERO AND I (TC) were writing UFOs, Chemtrails and Aliens: What Science Says, we divided up the topics that each of us would add...

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