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The ‘Lie Detector’ Test Revisited: A Great Example of Junk Science

Trends in Scientific Knowledge, Education, and Religion

The Science of Meaning

Mistaken Memories of Vampires: Pseudohistories

and much more.
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Jan Feb 2016 The ‘Lie Detector’ Test Revisited: A Great Example of Junk Science Trends in Scientific Knowledge, Education, and Religion The Science of Meaning Mistaken Memories of Vampires: Pseudohistories and much more.

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Skeptical Inquirer  |  Jan Feb 2016  

The ‘Lie Detector’ Test Revisited: A Great Example of Junk Science

Trends in Scientific Knowledge, Education, and Religion

The Science of Meaning

Mistaken Memories of Vampires: Pseudohistories

and much more.
read more read less
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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Skeptical Inquirer Jan Feb 2016.

Issue Cover Do We Really Want Science-Informed Candidates? The 2016 American presidential campaign has been in full swing for what seems like a year already, with most of another year still to go. Politicians, pundits, and the public have had ample opportunit...
Issue Cover THE LIE DETECTOR TEST REVISITED A Great Example of Junk Science Recently I came across one of television’s true crime programs that presented a provocative example from actual case files: A woman had been brutally murdered in her apartment. Her former boyfriend wi...
Issue Cover Trends in Scientific Knowledge, Education, and Religion Knowledge of elementary scientific facts is all too sparse among American adults. A quarter of Americans remain unaware of the fundamental Copernican reality that the Earth rotates around the sun (as ...
Issue Cover The Science of Meaning According to the mainstream, traditional notions, science cannot answer life’s big questions, such as how one can find meaning in life; that is the domain of religion. Using science to address life’s ...
Issue Cover Mistaken Memories of Vampires: Pseudohistories of the Chupacabra Most people assume that the chupacabra, like its cryptozoological brethren Bigfoot and Nessie, dates back many decades or centuries. However, as discussed in my book Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampi...
Issue Cover Deepak Chopra’s ‘Physics’ It Starts with a SwindleCrackpot scientists are very fond of abusing and trivializing science—especially physics—and particularly fundamental physics. It is therefore critical to fight crackpot scienc...