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Volume 22 Issue 4 & Volume 23 Issue 1: Double Issue

The Skeptic Vol 22.4-23.1

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Features:

Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst on The First Quackbusters
Edzard Ernst on The New College of Medicine
Andy Wilson on How to Take an Overdose
Mahlon Wagner on Therapeutic Touch
Luke Mason on Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
Alan Henness
on The Nightingale Collaboration
Richard Wiseman
on the first experiment into eyewitness testimony
Jason Braithwaite
on Magnetic fields, hallucinations and anomalous experiences
Klaus Schmeh
on hidden messages in the bible
An anonymous author
on claims of recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse
George Wells
on Christianity and evolution
Chris French
interviews Richard Wiseman about magic, parapsychology and scepticism
Benjamin R
adford on spotting faulty reasoning
Nathalie N
ahai reviews TAM London 2010

Also:

Editorial; Chris French & Deborah Hyde
Hits and Misses; Mark Williams on abandoning rational thought: how trial by tape measure can lead to a death sentence, food tubes in Croydon, American ownership of the internet, psychics being unable to predict the lottery,
and militant secularism (featuring a contribution from Andrew Copson). Also featuring Lizzie Rogers on the BHA Census Campaign, Liam Proven's Questival review and Matthew Smith on becoming a million dollar psychic.
Skeptic at Large; Wendy Grossman on what
should sceptics do
Philosopher's Corner; Julian Baggini on Foreign Aid and the Morality of Giving
Reasonable Doubt; Chris French on publication bias
Through a Looking Glass Darkly; Mike Heap on Addressing the Needs of Professionals
Galileo's Doughnuts; Mark Duwe on Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
Skeptical Stats; Mark Williams with the observation that sometimes statistics don’t lie - they’re just plain crazy
Focus On; exploring The Association for Skeptical Inquiry
Cover art from Neil Davies, Crispian Jago and Chris Fix

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 and Andrew Endersby
Pictures from Hilary Evans’ Paranormal Picture Gallery
Bible stories illustrated by Barbara Griffiths

Book Reviews

Richard Wiseman's Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there, reviewed by Deborah Hyde
Colin Wilson's Beyond Belief: Twenty year's research into the paranormal; reviewed by Mark Newbrook
Richard Wiseman's 59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot; reviewed by Kylie Sturgess
Michael Jawer & Marc Micozzi's The Spiritual Anatomy of emotion: How feelings link the brain the body and the sixth sense; reviewed by
Ray Ward
Michael Brooks' 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The most intriguing scientific mysteries of our time; reviewed by Ray Ward
Ronald Fritze's Invented Knowledge: False history, fake science and pseudo-religions; reviewed by Mark Newbrook
Scott Lilenfeld, Stephen Jay Lynn, John Ruscio & Barry L Beyerstein's 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Sharrering widespread misconceptions about human behaviour; reviewed by James Munroe

Letters from our readers

George Wells on Pope Benedict and 'Newmania'
Steuard Campbell with More on the JFK Assassination
Ray Ward replies to Steuart Campbell
Barbara Gleve on being Irritated by Supersense

Volume 23 Issue 2: Jon Ronson

The Skeptic Vol 23.2

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Features

Nelson Jones on the religious exhibition at The British Museum
Dean Burnett on a homeopathic cure for homosexuality
Hayley Stevens on paranormal conferences and impartiality
Sam Harris interviewed by Deborah Hyde
Chris French remembers Hilary Evans of the Mary Evans Picture Library
Lynette Nusbacher on narrative and social constructionism
Kylie Sturgess and Tessa Kendall on sceptical activism and the abortion debate
Chris French interviews Jon Ronson
Crispian Jago with an Alternative Medicine flowchart.

Also

Editorial; Deborah Hyde
Hits and Misses; Mark Williams on prison sentences for miscarriage, prayer technology for nuns, breed specific legislation in Germany, spontaneous human combustion in Ireland, and why we should not dismiss psychic claims without evidence.
Skeptical Stats; Mark Williams with the observation that sometimes statistics don’t lie - they’re just plain crazy
Skeptic at Large; Wendy Grossman on futurists Ray Kurzweil, Aubrey de Grey and Susan Jacoby
Philosopher's Corner; Julian Baggini on high and low redefinition
Reasonable Doubt; Chris French on ten years of editing The Skeptic
Through a Looking Glass Darkly; Mike Heap on econimics in plain language
Cover art from Neil Davies, Crispian Jago and Chris Fix

Humour

Sprite, by Donald Rooum, the ongoing saga of an ethereal being who has the misfortune to fall for a confirmed skeptic.
Cartoons by Tim Pearce and Andrew Endersby
Pictures from Hilary Evans’ Paranormal Picture Gallery
Bible Stories illustrated by Barbara Griffiths

Reviews

Bosnian Pyramids: The Biggest Hoax In History?; reviewed by Mark Newbrook
Donald Rooum's Wildcat Keeps Going; reviewed by Deborah Hyde
Ghost-Hunting Toolkit app; reviewed by Hayley Stevens

Letters

Tim Turner on Mahlon W Wagner's essay on Therapeutic Touch
Max Hammerton on race differences in cognitive ability
Mark Williams replies to Max Hammerton

Volume 23 Issue 5: Daniel Dennett

The Skeptic Vol 24-1

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Features

Deborah Hyde talks apes and ethics with Horseman, Daniel Dennett, in a special cross-production with The Pod Delusion.

Nelson Jones tackles the thorny lexicography of the rational approach in 'Sceptic or Skeptic?'.

Richard Firth Godbehere applies a memetic perspective on the connections between Witches and The Book of Revelations in Early Modern Europe.

Jon Wainwright examines scepticism and consensus in science.    

Centrefold

Logical Fallacies by Jesse Richardson

Columns & Regulars

There's all the regular content, including columns from our popular regulars Chris French, Wendy Grossman, Michael Heap and Mark Duwe. Plus the first in a regular new series from David Allen Green - ' Cross Examination'. There's 'Hits & Misses', 'Skeptical Stats', letters, crosswords and loads of reviews.

Volume 23 Issue 4: Robin Ince

The Skeptic Vol 23.2

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Features

The Skeptic Interview with Robin Ince
Deborah Hyde finds the many facets of skepticism’s favourite outreach comedian, writer, producer and broadcaster. DEBORAH HYDE

Conspiracy Theories: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
An MoD employee turned journalist looks at the popular modern narrative form to assess its bad – and good – points. NICK POPE

The Mysterious Wels Catfish
Is there a new candidate for our ever-popular lake monsters, or is the evidence lacking? HAYLEY STEVENS


The Skeptic Awards

A look back at our first awards ceremony: please rise for the winners of ‘The Ockhams’. DEBORAH HYDE

March of the Giant Penguin
Following in the strange footsteps of one cyptozoology’s classic hoaxes. NELSON JONES

The Return of the Enfield ‘Poltergeist’
Comments about TV’s revisit of the famous case on This Morning.
DEBORAH HYDE & MARY ROSE BARRINGTON

Centrefold

Karma Kanics
CRISPIAN JAGO

Columns & Regulars

Reasonable Doubt
CHRIS FRENCH

Reply to Reasonable Doubt
DONALD HAWTHORN

Skeptic at Large
WENDY GROSSMAN

Galileo’s Doughnuts
MARK DUWE

Philosopher’s Corner
JULIAN BAGGINI

Hits & Misses
MARK WILLIAMS

Skeptical Stats
MARK WILLIAMS

Through a Glass Darkly
MIKE HEAP

Looking for America
NEIL DENNY

Plus our usual Letters, Crossword and Reviews

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