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ABORTION MATTERS
The Science of Abortion • Abortion: The Case for Choice • Anti-Abortion: The Case for Life • Skeptic Research Center: A Data-Driven Look Into Men’s Abortion Attitudes

ARTICLES
Havana Syndrome Hysteria: 60 Minutes’ Sensational Reporting on White House “Attacks” • How Science & Reason Can Give Us Objective Moral Truths Without God • Holy Grail, Spear of Destiny, and Ark of the Covenant

COLUMNS
Big Pharma’s Cynical Search for a Female Sex Drug • The Gimbal Video: Genuine UFO or Camera Artifact?

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Deep Fakes: How to Know a Photograph, Video, or Audio Recording is Real

REVIEW
David Copperfield’s History of Magic

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Is Belief in ESP Irrational?
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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I like that even no scientists (like me) can read the articles. Reviewed Monday, December 7, 2020
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keeping me saner
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My father used to write for the Skeptic. I just can't seem to get into the writing anymore. Reviewed Sunday, September 6, 2020
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I still miss moderated comment in the form of letters to the magazine. Reviewed Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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Excellent and balanced coverage of a wide variety of topics Reviewed Sunday, March 8, 2020

Articles in this issue

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EXAMINING EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS & PROMOTING SCIENCE SINCE 1992 A Letter From the Editor on the Topic of Abortion There is arguably no more controversial subject in American politics and society over the past half century than Abortion. Ever since the 1973...
SKEPDOC Abortion is controversial but ubiquitous: 1 in 4 American women will have an abortion by the age of 45,1 and, around the world, 40–50 million pregnancies2 end in abortion every year. Anti-abortion a...
ABORTION Abortion is back in the headlines with above-thefold coverage of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case now on the docket of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). It tests ...
ANTI-ABORTION Abortion is one of the most relevant issues of our time. As with many other subjects capable of arousing strong emotion, people tend to assume that the U.S. public is evenly divided, in this case be...
INEQUALITY & REJECTION Although abortion is often framed as a women’s issue, men make up half of the electorate and are more often pro-life.1 The legislative branch of the U.S. government is predominantly male: there are ...
A CLOSER LOOK I’ve been thinking about sex lately, and so have you. Well, only in an appropriately skeptical way, of course. It has always fascinated me, as a social scientist, that for an activity allegedly so “...

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