My Skeptical Inquirer essays

Skeptical InquirerAs you might have noticed, I have recently published a list of my contributions to other sites, beginning with Ask-a-Philosopher, and continuing with Philosophy Now magazine. Here is the third installment of this informal series, regarding my contributions to Skeptical Inquirer magazine (please note that many of these articles are behind paywall; you can either subscribe to the magazine or download them from my DropBox folder.):

Science and Skepticism, the Big Picture (Jan/Feb 2015)

Futurology (Nov/Dec 2014)

Evidence in Science (Sep/Oct 2014)

The Epistemology of Thought Experiments, Part 2 (Jul/Aug 2014)

The Epistemology of Thought Experiments, Part 1 (May/Jun 2014)

Demarcation and Pseudoscience (Jan/Feb 2014)

Truth, Part II (Nov/Dec 2013)

Truth, Part I (Sep/Oct 2013)

Mathematical Explanations and Degrees of Impossibility (Jul/Aug 2013)

Whose Burden of Proof? (May/Jun 2013)

The Proper Role of Sociology of Science (Mar/Apr 2013)

Physicists against Philosophers (Jan/Feb 2013)

Singularity As Pseudoscience (Nov/Dec 2012)

What’s So Bad about Ad Hoc Hypotheses? (Sep/Oct 2012)

Explanations in Search of Observations (Jul/Aug 2012)

Being Reasonable about Neuroscience (May/Jun 2012)

Psychoanalysis and Social Constructivism (May/Jun 2012)

Human Nature (Mar/Apr 2012)

Turing Test for Human Beings (Jan/Feb 2012)

Hume vs. Rousseau: The Limits of Human Reason (Jan/Feb 2012)

The Hopeless War against Intelligent Design Creationism (Nov/Dec 2011)

On Miracles–Again (Sep/Oct 2011)

Personal Genomics: The Fine Line between Science and Narcissism (Jul/Aug 2011)

Popper vs. Kuhn: The Battle for Understanding How Science Works (Jul/Aug 2011)

The Science of Unique Events (May/Jun 2011)

The Problem with Neurosexism (May/Jun 2011)

On Time Travel (Mar/Apr 2011)

Climate Denialism (Mar/Apr 2010)

Is There a Difference between Basic and Applied Science? (Jan/Feb 2010)

The Moral Duty of a Skeptic (Nov/Dec 2009)

Logophobia (Sep/Oct 2009)

On the Moon (Jul/Aug 2009)

Hard and Soft Science: Physics vs. Psychology (May/Jun 2009)

The Tree of Life (Mar/Apr 2009)

Experimental Philosophy, an Oxymoron? (Jan/Feb 2009)

The Brain on Justice (Sep/Oct 2008)

Alternative Science (Jul/Aug 2008)

Creationist Peer Review (May/Jun 2008)

Toward a Consilience of Sciences and Humanities? (Mar/Apr 2008)

Is Intelligent Design Creationism? (Jan/Feb 2008)

Beyond Selfish Genes (Nov/Dec 2007)

The Trouble with Memetics (Sep/Oct 2007)

Is Dawkins Deluded? When Scientists Talk About Religion (Jul/Aug 2007)

Can There Be a Science of Free Will? (May/Jun 2007)

Is There Such a Thing as Macroevolution? (Mar/Apr 2007)

Evolutionary Epistemology, Anyone? (Jan/Feb 2007)

The Neuro-philosophy of Regret (Nov/Dec 2006)

One More Take on Reductionism vs. Holism (Sep/Oct 2006)

When Philosophy Matters (Jul/Aug 2006)

Is Physics Turning into Philosophy? (May/Jun 2006)

Is Evolutionary Psychology a Pseudoscience? (Mar/Apr 2006)

Planet X and the Issue of Definitions in Science (Jan/Feb 2006)

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Empirical vs. Rationalist Approaches to Understanding (Nov/Dec 2005)

The Power and Perils of Metaphors in Science (Sep/Oct 2005)

Are the Historical Sciences Sciences? (Jul/Aug 2005)

The So-called Gaia Hypothesis (May/Jun 2005)

Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence? (Mar/Apr 2005)

Piltdown and How Science Really Works (Jan/Feb 2005)

And the Mechanism Is … (Nov/Dec 2004)

Design Yes, Intelligent No: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory and Neocreationism (Sep/Oct 2001)


2 thoughts on “My Skeptical Inquirer essays

  1. This is great! I’ve now downloaded 20 of Massimo’s articles spanning 15 years: 1999 – 2014. I feel like I’ve been gifted with the equivalent of a free pass to audit at least three classes! Thanks again, Massimo!

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