The Skeptic Volume 20, No. 4

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Exposing the Myth of Alcoholics Anonymous. Part 1: History and (Lack of ) Effectiveness
Steven Mohr begins his two-part investigation by examining the origins of the movement and evidence that the famous 12-step programme simply does not work

Believe it or Not
Sally Marlow interviews Mark Vernon about life, the universe and everything – but mainly agnosticism

Inside a Camphill Community
Matthew Provonsha reports on his disillusionment with life in a religious commune



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Exposing the Myth of Alcoholics Anonymous. Part 1: History and (Lack of ) Effectiveness
Steven Mohr begins his two-part investigation by examining the origins of the movement and evidence that the famous 12-step programme simply does not work

Believe it or Not
Sally Marlow interviews Mark Vernon about life, the universe and everything – but mainly agnosticism

Inside a Camphill Community
Matthew Provonsha reports on his disillusionment with life in a religious commune

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


Paranormal Claims: A Critical Analysis by Bryan Farha
How to Start Your Own Secret Society by Nick Harding
The History of Witchcraft by Lois Martin
Freemasonry by Giles Morgan

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
Barry L. Beyerstein: 19th May 1947 – 25th June 2007
It’s life, Jim… but not as we know it
Of shoes and ships and little ducks

Skeptic at large
Wendy M Grossman

Rhyme and Reason: Keep up the good fight . . .
Steve Donnelly

Philosopher’s Corner
Julian Baggini

From Michael Heap
Chairman of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry

Letters from our readers
Bumper Issue?

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