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
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
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
Victoria Hamilton and Chris French
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
What is science?
Skeptic at large
Wendy M Grossman
Rhyme and Reason: Steorn in a teacup?
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