Why Statues Weep: The Best of The Skeptic

Why do statues weep?
Did Nostradamus really predict 9/11?
Is it true that we only use 10% of our brain power?

For 21 years, questions like these have been posed, and answered in the pages of The Skeptic magazine, Britain’s foremost and longest-running sceptical magazine, dedicated to the examination of science,scepticism, psychology, secularism, critical thinking and claims of the paranormal – in short, the pursuit of truth through reason and evidence.

This collection brings together the best articles from the magazine’s archive in one myth-busting volume. It covers a wide range of topics such as psychic fraudsters, claims of psychic healing and alien abduction, near-death experiences, false memories, and much more. Contributors include Susan Blackmore, Richard Wiseman, John Diamond, Edzard Ernst, plus interviews with Paul Daniels and Stephen Fry. With a foreword by Simon Hoggart, this collection will simultaneously provide you with food for thought and keep you entertained.

Wendy M. Grossman is a freelance writer, founder and twice Editor of The Skeptic.

Professor Christopher C. French is head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Editor in Chief of The Skeptic.

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