The Skeptic Volume 24, No. 2

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Flying Saucers From Moore’s?
Is your myth up for renewal this month?
Beautiful Science
The App-aritions are Coming
The First Cut
Sett Theory
Does stress make you fat?
The Psychology of Ghosts and Hauntings

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Flying Saucers From Moore’s?
Was our most famous TV astronomer also a practical joker? On the cover, Steuart Campbell and Christopher Allan mark the recent passing of Patrick Moore.

Is your myth up for renewal this month?
Use the handy chart to sign up for your new one with Crispian Jago’s latest centrefold.

Beautiful Science
Danny Rees looks at the doomed historical attempts to quantify human allure.

The App-aritions are Coming
Hayley Stevens goes ghost-hunting with a smartphone.

The First Cut
Marianne Baker examines our attitudes to circumcision and wonders if we have a blind spot with male genital mutilation.

Sett Theory
Philip Stott tells us how culling badgers is nearly impossible.

Does stress make you fat?
Alexandra Johnstone and John Menzies pick out the science from the tabloid headlines.

The Psychology of Ghosts and Hauntings
In the latest in our Science of the Supernatural series Prof Chris French looks at Factors that might lead people to believe they had seen a ghost.

Columns & Regulars:

Editorial
DEBORAH HYDE

Reasonable Doubt
CHRIS FRENCH

Skeptic at Large
WENDY M GROSSMAN

Philosopher’s Corner
JULIAN BAGGINI

Through a Glass Darkly
MICHAEL HEAP

Galileo’s Doughnuts
MARK DUWE

Hits and Misses
MARK WILLIAMS

Skeptical Stats
MARK WILLIAMS

Plus our usual Letters, Crossword and Reviews

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