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_Skeptic_ Volume 3, Number 2 (1995): The AIDS Heresies 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: 10 Skeptical News "Cool Moss Clinton"; Randi 1--Geller 0; Scholastic Magazine Haunted by Nostradamus; Janos Was No Janus: So Long to a Skeptical Friend; California Has Its Faults; No Satanic Abuse; Repressed Memory Suit Dismissed; South African Witchcraze; No Social Security For UFOs; Mystery Fumes Not Mass Hysteria; Psychic Cats; Ig Nobel Peace Prize; California Cloudbusting; The Madness of King George (& the American Public); A Trip to Waco; Why Ask Why; Corporate Religion. Forum 14 Skeptics' Forum: Letters Suicide Astrology; Am I Crazy? Seeking Answers--20 Questions; Abducted by Santa; A Psychic Test For Skeptics; A Skeptical Test of Graphoanalysis; Lucky Chicken Crap; The Great Atheism--Agnosticism Debate; Skeptical Religion; Challenging Drees--Religion is Not a Deterrent; Understanding the Total Human Experience--Drees Responds; Randi is Wrong; Reality is Right--Randi Responds; The Skeptics Dogmatic Society--Raso Needs Revising; Tending Garden and Health--Raso Responds; Curing Homeopathy; Satire--A Powerful Weapon; Sloppy Thinking Media. 20 Skeptics' Forum: Challenge Who Really Discovered Punctuated Equilibrium?: A Skeptical Critique of Stephen Jay Gould by Bruce Sobol. The Mismeasure of Gould-- On the Perils of Striking Out by Michael Shermer. 23 Pseudohistory forum Revising the Founding Fathers; Afrocentric Skepticism or Credulity?; Holocaust Poll Still Distorted; The Greeks Stole Philosophy?; Plane Crashes and Gas Chambers; The John Birch Society & Holocaust Revisionists--Common Methods & Mistakes; Greetings from the Aryan Nations; Speaking Volumes About Revisionism; Don't Forget the Gypsies. 27 Should the Bible Be Taken Literally?--By Betty McCollister 28 'Twas Brillig.Commentary The Great Astrology Brouhaha: The Internet Becomes a Weapon of Change By James Randi 30 Do Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence? A Reappraisal of a Classic Skeptics' Axiom By Theodore Schick, Jr. Bell Curve Issue Preview: 34 For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls An Interview with the Author of The Bell Curve, Charles Murray.On IQ, Race, Class, Gould, Gardner, and the Clintons By Frank Miele Special Section: THE AIDS Heresies Does HIV Really Cause AIDS?--A Case Study in Skepticism Taken Too Far. By Steven B. Harris 42 AIDS Part I The Skeptics and Their Claims 59 AIDS Part II How Skepticism Went Astray 73 AIDS Part III Lessons on How Science Works 80 Skeptical Perspectives A Gentlemanly Arrangement Alfred Russel Wallace, Charles Darwin, and the Resolution of a Scientific Priority Dispute: The story of how the co- discoverers of natural selection resolved a scientific priority dispute offers deep insight into the nature of discovery and history. By Michael Shermer In Brief and In Review: 90 BOOKS in Brief "Skeptoon: An Illustrated Look at Some New Age Beliefs"; and "Magic Minds, Miraculous Moments," by Harry Edwards; "How To Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age," by Theodore Schick, and Lewis Vaughn; "Telling the Truth About History," by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob; "Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher." Recordings of Richard Feynman in the Classroom; "The Pleasures and Perils of Genius: Mostly Mozart," ed. by Peter Ostwald and Leonard Zegans; "Gene Roddenberry: The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek," by Joel Engel; "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space," by Carl Sagan. BOOKS In Review 92 The Fall of The Soviet Union & the Changing Game of Biblical Prophecy Hal Lindsey's "Planet Earth--2000 A.D.: Will Mankind Survive?" Reviewed By Tim Callahan 98 Culture Wars: Skeptics, Parapsychologists & New Agers--Has the "good guys v. bad guys" rhetoric hindered the quest for truth?--A review of "Science in the New Age," by David Hess. Reviewed By Brian Siano 102 The Question All Skeptics are Asking Why Did God Make Rice Cakes? By Bernard Leikind 104 Authors and Contributors


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