An interesting thing occurred yesterday. I get several Google News updates in my email each day for specific search terms like "archaeologists" and "pseudoscience." On the 7th and 8th, I received a Google News alert for 3 or 4 back issue articles. One of them was " Traditional Medicine and Pseudoscience in China: a Report of the Second CSICOP Delegation (Part 1), which I had read about 3 weeks ago while researching another topic. This article was originally printed in the July/August 1997 issue of Skeptical Inquirer.
If you go to Google News and enter as a search option, "skeptical inquirer," the results are exactly 150 links to some of the best articles in skeptical writing you’ll find. I don’t know why these links appeared (they seem all dated for Aug 7, 2006), perhaps CSICOP/Skeptical Inquirer updated their site and the date-change on the pages triggered the Google Spider. But I’ll list some of my favorites:
- Follow-up: The Power of Prayer
- UFO Mythology: The Escape to Oblivion
- Magical Thinking in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- A Geologist’s Adventures with Bimini Beachrock and Atlantis True Believers
- Science, Scientism, and Anti-Science in the Age of Preposterism
- Are Science and Religion Compatible?
- Skeptical About The Skeptical Environmentalist
- Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief
- China, Chi, and Chicanery: Examining Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chi Theory
- Eyewitness Testimony and the Paranormal
- A Field Guide to Critical Thinking