UFOs Over Disney: Just Plain Goofy
A letter from SETI Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak to Disney Chairman Michael Eisner.
The Curse of Clarity Returns!
Effects technology has made countless strides since Star Wars launched the revolution in 1977…
If you’re planning to sell a home in New York State, there are a few things you should notify the prospective buyer about.
Paranormal in China
Every evening in an open area furnished with several pine trees, I wander from the new library of our university…
Scientific Illiteracy in the Press
I’m the first to admit it: I have not made a scientific, double-blind study of this phenomenon.
In London, there is a digital mechanism that changes its display every minute. (Call it the Bell Prompt if you like.)
The Curse of Clarity
One of the best effects shots of the 1930s is a pilot’s-eye view as his plane screamed over the New York skyline toward Kong…
Foibles and Fallacies
Recently I pulled myself kicking and screaming into the nineties by subscribing to the Prodigy information service.
Nutty Professors, or Some Addled Academics?
Observers of the passing parade not so long ago used to refer to certain periods or times of the year as “the silly season.”
It’s the End of the World (And I Feel Fine)
“Jackson and the Robersons believe that by 1996 the world is going to end in an instant.”
Credulity in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, by virtue of being a US territory, is subject to just about every cultural trend that visits the mainland.
A Close Shave from the Past
Last Christmas, New Scientist readers came up with suggestions for gifts to famous individuals.
The Association for Rational Thought (ART), the Cincinnati skeptics group holds membership meetings once a month…
The Color of “White”
What’s going on here? We’re catching our eyes in the act of second-guessing the color of everything we see.
Notes from My Bulk-Mail Psychic File
Letters collected by CSICOP Executive Director Barry Karr
The Eyes that Spoke
In his final book, Aliens from Space, Donald Keyhoe briefly recounted the investigation of Barney and Betty Hill…
German Skeptics Meet
The Sixth annual conference of the German Skeptics Society met in North Central Germany from May 6-8, 1994.
Letters to the Editor
Responses to an earlier article by Lewis Jones, including one by Antony Flew
Meeting the Millenium
…So that’s a large part of what I do now; collect prophecies, and report on them.
Maybe They’re Onto Us After All
“I’m onto you people and I know what you’ve been up to. You and your cronies will not get away with it.”
A Phil Klass Book for Kids
CSICOP is continually receiving letters from schoolchildren looking for information.
Tachyons and Other Nonentities
Sliding across my desk recently came a copy of a full-page ad that had appeared in a journal called Pacific Spirit…
If Looks Could Kill and Words Could Heal
There’d be a lot more dead and a lot fewer sick people around
Time again to gossip over the back fence about what all the skeptics are doing…