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The Skeptic Volume 16, No. 3

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What are we to make of Exceptional Experience? Part 3: Unseen Staring Detection and ESP in Pets
David Marks concludes his three-part critical review of parapsychology

Stupid Sceptic Tricks
Sceptics using unfair arguments? Surely not! David W Owens advises his fellow believers on how to avoid being bamboozled by their devious opponents …

Domesticating The Beast Of Bodmin
Col C J Harbottle (retired) sends his occasional report from the village of Shawley Knott

A Brief Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Widely claimed to be indispensable for anyone who wishes to communicate better, NLP tempted Martin Parkinson to enter the jargon-jungle and find out more



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What are we to make of Exceptional Experience? Part 3: Unseen Staring Detection and ESP in Pets
David Marks concludes his three-part critical review of parapsychology

Stupid Sceptic Tricks
Sceptics using unfair arguments? Surely not! David W Owens advises his fellow believers on how to avoid being bamboozled by their devious opponents …

Domesticating The Beast Of Bodmin
Col C J Harbottle (retired) sends his occasional report from the village of Shawley Knott

A Brief Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Widely claimed to be indispensable for anyone who wishes to communicate better, NLP tempted Martin Parkinson to enter the jargon-jungle and find out more

 

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 The Parking Lot is Full
Pictures from Hilary Evans’ Paranormal Picture Gallery

Book reviews

Skeptical Odysseys: Personal Accounts by the World’s Leading Paranormal Inquirers by Paul Kurtz
Placebo: The Belief Effect
by Dylan Evans
Bad Medicine: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Distance Healing to Vitamin O by Christopher Wanjek
Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott
EUREKA! The Birth of Science by Andrew Gregory
The Sense of Being Stared at, and other aspects of the extended mind by Rupert Sheldrake

Flat Earth? Round Earth? by Theresa Martin

News and comment

Editorial
Julia Nunn and Chris French

Skeptical Stats
A column based on the observation that sometimes statistics don’t lie – they’re just plain crazy…

Hits and Misses
In search of prayer power
Beware the wort
They’re all out to get you
Split decision

Skeptic at large: Invasion of the spirits
Wendy M Grossman

Philosopher’s Corner
Julian Baggini

Rhyme and Reason: Nothing acts faster…
Steven Donnelly

From Michael Heap
Chairman of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry

Letters from our readers
Good luck
Sloppy reporting
Cloning rights
Keen’s response to Youens

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