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The Skeptic Volume 19, No. 2

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Natural Science and the Spirit World: Part 2
The second instalment of an article taken from Friedrich Engels’ Dialectics of Nature.

Just Your Imagination? Part 2: Feel The Force
Barefoot sceptic Martin Parkinson ‘fesses up and counts his new age brownie points.

Discord
Why is cognitive dissonance important in understanding pseudoscience? Lee Traynor explains…

Mia Dolan on Granada’s This Morning
Tony Youens and his gripe with “psychic” entertainment

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Natural Science and the Spirit World: Part 2
The second instalment of an article taken from Friedrich Engels’ Dialectics of Nature.

Just Your Imagination? Part 2: Feel The Force
Barefoot sceptic Martin Parkinson ‘fesses up and counts his new age brownie points.

Discord
Why is cognitive dissonance important in understanding pseudoscience? Lee Traynor explains…

Mia Dolan on Granada’s This Morning
Tony Youens and his gripe with “psychic” entertainment

Humour

Sprite, 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

A Beginner’s Guide to Reality by Jim Baggott
Vampire Nation by Arlene Russo
Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science by Steve Fuller
Will Storr vs the Supernatural: One Man’s Search for the Truth about Ghosts by Will Storr

News and comment

Editorial
Victoria Hamilton 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
Uncloned
Psychic scam warning
Kneecapping
The devil in Harry Potter
Michael Jackson’s nose

Cleanliness is next to neurosis

Darwin in Mexico
James Randi health update


Skeptic at large: Miracles…
Wendy M Grossman

Rhyme and Reason: Magnetic quackery
Steve Donnelly

Philosopher’s Corner
Julian Baggini

From Michael Heap
Chairman of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry

Letters from our readers
Flew’s conversion
What do you mean you don’t believe?
A clarification
Nothingness

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