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Volume 21 Number 3, Autumn 2008

The Skeptic Vol 21, No 3 Autumn 2008

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In Volume 21.3:

Features

Making UFOlogy History
David Clarke reviews three books on classic UFO cases published 60 years after the birth of UFOlogy

The recovered memory debate:
False memories of the memory literature?

James Ost analyzes and critiques a body of false memory literature

Profits of the New Age
Jon Cohen reports on a sceptical day spent at The Mystic Arts Exhibition, 2008

 

 Humour

SpriteSprite, by Donald Rooum, the ongoing saga of an ethereal being who has the misfortune to fall for a confirmed skeptic.
Cartoons by Tim Pearce
Pictures from Hilary Evans’ Paranormal Picture Gallery

Read more: Volume 21 Number 3, Autumn 2008

Volume 21 Number 2, Summer 2008

The Skeptic Vol 21, No 2 Summer 2008

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Features

Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of the Dying Brain
Jason J Braithwaite offers an in-depth analysis and critique of the survivalist’s neuroscience of near-death experiences

Searching for Cressie, the Crescent Lake Monster
Benjamin Radford recounts the story of his search for a monster that never was

An Evening With James Randi and Friends
Jon Cohen reports on the evening that will be remembered for all eternity as the greatest night there ever was (probably)

Humour

SpriteSprite, by Donald Rooum, the ongoing saga of an ethereal being who has the misfortune to fall for a confirmed skeptic.
Cartoons by Tim Pearce
Pictures from Hilary Evans’ Paranormal Picture Gallery

Read more: Volume 21 Number 2, Summer 2008

Volume 21 Number 1, Spring 2008

The Skeptic Vol 21 Spring 2008

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Features

Reincarnation: Overview of the work of Ian Stevenson (1918-2007)
Leonard Angel recounts his experience of a possible post-mortem encounter with the world's most famous investigator of reincarnation claims

Exposing the Myth of Alcoholics Anonymous. Part 2: Cult not Cure
Steven Mohr concludes his two-part investigation of Alcoholics Anonymous

Amazon's Amazing Admission
Mark Newbrook gives his reasons for being less than satisfied with Amazon's policy on book reviews

Read more: Volume 21 Number 1, Spring 2008

Volume 21 Number 4, Winter 2008

The Skeptic Vol 21, No 4 Winter 2008

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In Volume 21, Issue 4 (Winter 2008):

Features

The Sceptical Medium: A course in Crossing Over
Jon Donnis recounts his experience at a meduimship training school

The messengers of Lily Dale: An analysis of modern spiritualist meduims
Benjamin Radford recounts his experience at a med
iumship retreat in the USA

 

Humour

SpriteSprite, by Donald Rooum, the ongoing saga of an ethereal being who has the misfortune to fall for a confirmed skeptic.
Cartoons by Tim Pearce
Pictures from Hilary Evans’ Paranormal Picture Gallery

Book reviews

Occult London; by Merlin Coverley
2012: The year of the Mayan prophecy
; by Daniel Pinchbeck
The Paperback Apocalypse: how the Christian Church was left behind
; by Robert M Price
Counter-Knowledge: How we surrendered to conspiracy theories, quack medicine, bogus science and fake history
; by Damian Thompson
Jinn from Hyperspace: And other scribblings - both serious and whimsical
; by Martin Gardiner
Beyond the Hoax: Science, philosophy and culture
; by Alan Sokal

News and comment

Editorial
Chris French and Lindsay Kallis

Skeptical Stats
A column based on the observation that sometimes statistics don’t lie - they’re just plain crazy...
Mark Williams

Hits and Misses
Standing room only

Simon says
Frankenstein's microchip
A shot in the dark

Mark Williams

Skeptic at large: Alcoholics Anonymous
Wendy M Grossman

Philosopher’s Corner
Julian Baggini

Through a Glass Darkly
Michael Heap

Letters from our readers
An Author's Response; Nick Harding
The Definition of a Sceptic; Ian Mason
Whose Father is the Father; Rory Allen

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