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The Skeptic Volume 19, No. 4

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Just Who Wrote the Passion of Christ by Emmerich?
From tale to pen to paper to publication, Wolf Roder revisits the controversial Passion of Christ

What Colour is Four? The Perception of Synaesthesia in Art and Science
Marc Tibber traces the shifting position of an intriguing psychological phenomenon

Alexander the Oracle-Monger
Adam Buick takes us all the way back to the scandalous antics of Alexander and his snake-god, Glycon

A Physiological Reason why Superman Behaves like a Boy Scout
Superman is often accused of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, supporting his ‘boy-scout like’ naiveté. Robert Castro takes a satirical look at the physiology of Superman’s behaviour



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Just Who Wrote the Passion of Christ by Emmerich?
From tale to pen to paper to publication, Wolf Roder revisits the controversial Passion of Christ


What Colour is Four? The Perception of Synaesthesia in Art and Science
Marc Tibber traces the shifting position of an intriguing psychological phenomenon


Alexander the Oracle-Monger

Adam Buick takes us all the way back to the scandalous antics of Alexander and his snake-god, Glycon


A Physiological Reason why Superman Behaves like a Boy Scout
Superman is often accused of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, supporting his ‘boy-scout like’ naiveté. Robert Castro takes a satirical look at the physiology of Superman’s behaviour

 

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 Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives by Cordelia Fine
The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland by Steve Roud
Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy & Satanic Abuse in History by David Frankfurter
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond

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
The missing G-spot
Tomb of Christ: next left
Planetary realignment
What is science?
Shampoo


Skeptic at large
Wendy M Grossman

Rhyme and Reason: Steorn in a teacup?
Steve Donnelly

Philosopher’s Corner
Julian Baggini

From Michael Heap
Chairman of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry

Letters from our readers
Gardner on Flew
Plan B for Atheists
Another rebuttal for Bojczuk
The discreet charm of relics
An error spotted, and an apology from the Editors

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