_Skeptic_ Volume 3, Number 1 (1994): PSEUDOHISTORY Table of Contents SKEPTIC A Quarterly P
_Skeptic_ Volume 3, Number 1 (1994): PSEUDOHISTORY
Table of Contents
A Quarterly Publication of the Skeptics Society, Devoted to the
Investigation of Extraordinary Claims and Revolutionary Ideas and the
Promotion of Science and Critical Thinking
8 Skeptical News
False Memories Sell; Think Your Cancer Away; UFO Lighter Than Air;
A Dead Sweaty Elvis?; Mystery Fumes Called Mass Psychogenic Illness;
Remember the Alamo; The Astrology of Accidents; Nat Can Con; NSTA
Needs New Director; Aliens With Runny Noses; A 35mm Jesus; Color Me
Blue (And Violet, Indigo, Green,Yellow, Orange, & Red); Freethinker's
Directory; Christopher Columbus, P.I.
Nobel 2; Speaking of Vitamins; Sperry's Split Brains; Popper's
(12)More News 48 Dead in Cult Suicide; Happy 80th Martin Gardner;
"Psychic" Geller Loses Libel Suit Against Prometheus
13 Skeptics' Forum: Letters
Boy Scout Atheists Clarification; Agnosticism Unites; The A Word;
Atheists Not Obnoxious; Agnosticism is Dogmatic; The Strong and the
Weak-Shermer Responds; Asimov's Method; Right Within Limits;
Mind-Boggling Trends; Smoot's Flat Earth; The Handwriting on the Wall;
ICD 273.3; Skeptical of Madonna; Urban Myth; 7-Up Anyone?
(17) Extreme Afrocentrism and Holocaust Revisionism:
Aborigines on the Moon?; Revisionist Jewbaiting; Hey Vito, Put it in
Writing; Evil is Evil; Judeophobia and the Zionist Plot; With a Name
Like Shermer . . .; Skeptic Part of Jewish Cabal; The Holocaust
Lobby; I Have Not Now or Ever Been . . . ; Don't Print This; One
Picture is Worth . . .; Not Sarcastic; The Wheat and the Chaff; Jewish
Propaganda Quarterly; Some Skeptic You Are; A System Clone;
(22) Shermer Responds:
Candelabras, Jews, & an African-Greek-German-American
25 'Twas Brillig...Commentary
The Liquefying "Blood" of St. Januarius. Also: Prime-Time Quackery.
By James Randi
28 Life After False Memory
By Laura E. Pasley
30 Electronic Skepticism
Head-on Collisions on the Information Highway.
By Fredric Rice
33 The Mattoon
Was the Famous Mass Hysteria
Really a Mass Hoax?
By Willy Smith
84 Why Should Skeptics
By Clayton J. Drees
70 Skeptical Perspectives
Among the Spiritualists
Alfred Russel Wallace and 19th-Century Spiritualism-Part I.
By Michael Shermer
108 Is Raw Meat Conscious?
By Bernard Leikind
106 Authors and Contributors
40 Therapeutic Touch
Skeptics in Hand to Hand
Combat Over the Latest
New Age Health Fad.
By Linda A. Rosa
A Position Statment by the
National Council Against
Edited by William Jarvis
58 Chasing Shadows on a Pitch-Black Wall
Spiritual Belief Systems Compete as Alternatives to Scientific Health
By Jack Raso
In Brief and In Review:
91 BOOKS in Brief
God's Own Scientists: Creationists
in a Secular World. 1994. By Christopher Toumey
A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century
England. 1994. By Steven Shapin
The Beat of a Different Drum: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman. By
History of Women in Science for Young People. By Vivian Epstein
A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
1993. By Karen Armstrong
BOOKS In Review
94 The Audio Classics Series:
Religion, Scriptures and Spirituality. Edited by Walter Harrelson and
Mike Hassell. Reviewed by Clayton J. Drees
96 Miracles, Conspiracies, & Skinheads:
Pseudoscience and Pseudohistory at its Best: Weeping Icons, Relics,
Stigmata, and Healing Cures. By Joe Nickell. Also: Skinhead Street
Gangs. By Loren Christensen.
Reviewed by Peter Huston
98 Leftist Science & Skeptical Rhetoric
Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science,
by Paul R. Gross and Norman Levitt.
Reviewed by Jeffrey Shallit
101 The Thinker on the Edge of Forever
Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry. By
David Alexander. Reviewed by Michael Shermer
About the Cover-"The Therapeutic Touch." Art by Pat Linse.
Concept by Linda A. Rosa.
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