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_Skeptic_ Volume 3, Number 1 (1994): PSEUDOHISTORY Table of Contents SKEPTIC 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 Features 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. (11)So Long... Nobel 2; Speaking of Vitamins; Sperry's Split Brains; Popper's Principle (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 Syndrome-an Update By Laura E. Pasley 30 Electronic Skepticism Head-on Collisions on the Information Highway. By Fredric Rice 33 The Mattoon Phantom Gasser Was the Famous Mass Hysteria Really a Mass Hoax? By Willy Smith 84 Why Should Skeptics Understand Religion? By Clayton J. Drees 70 Skeptical Perspectives A Heretic-Scientist 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 Special Section Pseudomedicine 40 Therapeutic Touch Skeptics in Hand to Hand Combat Over the Latest New Age Health Fad. By Linda A. Rosa 50 Homeopathy A Position Statment by the National Council Against Health Fraud. Edited by William Jarvis 58 Chasing Shadows on a Pitch-Black Wall Spiritual Belief Systems Compete as Alternatives to Scientific Health Care. 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 Jagdish Mehra. 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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