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Reinventing the Past: Why rely on orthodox historical study when you can invent your own?

From the archives, Rachel Carthy looks at the burgeoning free-for-all she calls cryptohistory

An Evening with James Randi & Friends – a review

Jon Cohen remembers the highlights and the stories from the evening which featured James Randi's first presentation to a UK audience in over a decade, and Susan Blackmore's talk of returning to public scepticism and parapsychology.

Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of the Dying Brain

Published in The Skeptic, Volume 21, Issue 2 (2008) Jason J Braithwaite offers an in-depth analysis and critique of the survivalist’s neuroscience of near-death experiences

Believe it or not

Sally Marlow interviews Mark Vernon about life, the universe and everything – but mainly agnosticism.

From Psychic to Sceptic

James Byrne in retrospect on being a psychic

Ability to detect unseen staring

Published in The Skeptic, Volume 16, Issue 3 (2003) David Marks concludes a three-part critical review of parapsychology, with this article focusing on some claims by Rupert Sheldrake.

Inspirational, motivational business speakers: coming soon to an office near you…

From the archives, Martin Parkinson predicting the rise of pseudo-inspirational business speakers like Tony Robbins

Distinguishable from intelligence? Don’t mistake technology with superiority

From the archives, Wendy Grossman disputes Michael Shermer's claim that we are obviously more intelligent than our ancestors

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