Volume 25 Issue 4: The Monster of Lake Champlain

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

Thoughts on the philosophical basis of death for entertainment

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

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The Chemistry of Ice-Cream

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

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Call for participants: Belief and Causality Relating to Accidents

Andrew Bober, a postgraduate researcher at the University of Strathclyde is seeking respondents for his survey about “Belief and Causality Relating to Accidents”. Bober has written the summary below for The Skeptic and we’d invite you to complete the survey and provide *protected email, enable Javascript to view* if you have 10 minutes spare.   […]

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An Honest Liar

The following is from Merrill Sterritt of Film Presence: For the past two years Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein have been filming James “The Amazing” Randi for a feature-length documentary entitled An Honest Liar. The film will tell the story of Randi’s colorful life and explore the dangers of magical thinking and deception. An Honest […]

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Event: The Ugly Animal Preservation Society

Sunday 21st October 2012 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start The Melrose (formerly called the Vandella), 15-19 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8QQ £5.00 (money raised goes to charity) Tickets via wegottickets.com/event/186788 Hoested by readysteadyscience.com A night of stand-up comedy with a conservation twist! The UGLY ANIMAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY is an evening dedicated to raising the […]

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Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Six)

Day Five Today will be my last day at Soul Survivor. Having witnessed the main meetings at this festival, with their cheering, praying and orgies of guitar-led worship, I’ve decided I don’t need to see tonight’s – and perhaps I’d enjoy the Where’s Wally-themed party if I’d come with friends, but as it is I’d likely […]

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Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Five)

Day Four The tallest building in Germany, the Fernsehturm or TV tower, stands next to Alexanderplatz in the centre of Berlin. It’s impossible to miss, having been designed by East Germany’s secular government to tower above the capital’s churches, a feat it still accomplishes today. Unfortunately for them, and to the churches’ great delight, the […]

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