Volume 26 Issue 2: Susan Blackmore

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SUSAN BLACKMORE
consciousness, altered sates & freedom of speech

THE WAR on ERROR
Debunking for all

NETWORK SCIENCE
Direwolves, dragons, lions & maths

A MYTHIC AGE
Standards of proof reporting the supernatual in the Middle Ages

THE OCKHAM AWARDS 2016

Plus all the regular features, reviews and columns from Chris French, Wendy Grossman, Michael Heap, Mark Duwe and Mark Williams

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Changes to this site

You may have noticed some recent changes here. Technology has moved on in the 18 years since this site was launched, some of the systems we used were no longer supported and many of our visitors are now using smartphones and tablets. Therefore we have copied all the old content into a modern system that is easier to navigate and maintain, and restyled it with a “responsive” theme that works with mobiles. If you have used our online shop before you will need to re-register, I’m afraid. Apart from that all the old information is still here somewhere – the menus haven’t changed much and the search box now works for the entire site. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you like the new look.

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The Ockham Awards

The Ockham Awards were created by current Editor-in-Chief Deborah Hyde in 2012 to highlight and reward campaigning work by skeptics. As she wrote in Vol 23: No 4 “In the short time that I have been involved with skepticism in the UK, I’ve been stunned at the amount of energy and effort that skeptics put […]

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Volume 25 Issue 3: Eugenie Scott

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Language & Dictionaries
Words are slippery customers and dictionaries are imperfect…so what do they really do

The Skeptic Interview with Eugenie Scott
The recently retired Executive Director of the USA’s National Center for Science Education looks at the past and future of pseudo-science in the classroom

Does Science Support Infant Circumcision?
Revisiting the infant circumcision debate with a reply to Brian Morris from The Skeptic 24:4

Do You Remember?
‘Sybil’ & ‘Eve’ were famous and remarkable cases of ‘multiple personality disorder’ – but was it the psychiatrists who were deluded by ‘recovered’ memories?

Centrefold
Common Mythconceptions – the world’s most contagious falsehoods

Plus all the usual columns, puzzles, reviews and features.

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Volume 25 Issue 4: The Monster of Lake Champlain

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the MONSTER of LAKE CHAMPLAIN
A Nessie researcher investigates one of the USA’s most enduring cryptozoological mysteries

LADDERS, WEBS & DEATH as RECREATION
Thoughts on the philosophical basis of death for entertainment

WIND TURBINE ‘SYNDROME’
The unfamiliar trajectories of scientific uncertainty – what’s wrong with asking bad questions?

THE OCKHAM AWARDS 2015
Hosted at QED in Manchester

CENTREFOLD
The Chemistry of Ice-Cream

Plus all the usual columns, puzzles, reviews and features.

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