THE SKEPTICS



 


Barry Williams - Former editor of The Skeptic

 


Beliefs that survive sceptical scrutiny are more likely to be correct than those that don't.

 

For this reason Investigator Magazine encourages skeptics and true believers to present their best evidence and answer each other. Readers can then decide who's right or stay undecided.

 

It's easy to "blow your trumpet" if opposers are excluded and stopped from replying. But it's difficult when informed critics openly disagree.

 

A lot of people cling to unexamined beliefs that lead to loss or hurt. By the above process Investigator avoids adding to the problem and instead gives readers the information to make better decisions.


Updated: 2020 May

AUSTRALIAN SKEPTICS HISTORY 63
NAMES of FILMSTARS 134
ADELAIDE SKEPTICS 51 NUMEROLOGY 66
ALIEN ENCOUNTER & HALLUCINATIONS 87
OBLIQUITY of the ECLIPTIC 33
ANNECDOTAL EVIDENCE 13

ANNIVERSARIES 188 ODDITY CENTRAL 157
DARWIN SKEPTICS 52 PENN & TELLER 125
ANNOTATED BIBLE 115 PERSPECTIVES 93
ANTIGRAVITY 146 PETER THE GREAT as a SKEPTIC  6
ANTIQUITY of the EARTH  43; 53-57 PROJECT DEBATER 186
ASTEROID GRAND SLAM 44 PROJECT GUTENBERG: 40,000 Free Books 146
ASTEROID WORRY SURVEY 63 PROVIDENTIALLY...108
ATHEIST FOUNDATION 60 PSYCHICS DEFINITION 86
BELIEFS SURVEY 50 & 53 PSYCHICS SHOULD BE SUED 36
BLIND MEN and the ELEPHANT 24 PSYCHICS SUED 175
BLOOPERS 77 RACE and INTELLIGENCE 155
BLOOPERS 80 RELIGION DELUSION 188
BOMBS 126 RELIGION'S LONG, SLOW DEATH 173
BOOK REVIEW: ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS 11 RELIGIONS, ORIGINS of 154
BOOK REVIEW: A DROP OF INK... 159
RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES 47
CEMETERY FRIDAY 13th  53 REPELLED 16
CHESS 17 GET RICH: A 5-STEP PROGRAM 117
CHIEF SEATTLE 30 RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 185
CHRISTMAS: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS 147 RUSSO, Frank Pio 185
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURALTHERAPY 118
SANTA SCHOOL and the JOB of SANTA 153
CYNIC'S DICTIONARY 121 SCAMS 106
DANGERS IN BELIEF SYSTEMS 144 SCAMS 158
DARWIN'S REVOLUTION 130 SCIENCE ALWAYS DEFEATS RELIGION 178
DAWKINS' THE GOD DELUSION 113 SCIENCE and its ANTITHESIS 123
DECENCY 34 SENSE & NONSENSE 33
DIALOGUE: REASON vs RELIGION 104 SETI 29
DINOSAUR MOVIES 32 SEX WITH GOD 150
DISAGREEMENTS 15 SEXUAL EQUALITY 188
DIVINE AGENCY and the UNIVERSE 192

DREAMS: HIDDEN MEANINGS 167 SHARPEN YOUR THINKING 28
EL DORADO 59 SHERLOCK HOLMES 54
EUGENICS AMERICA & GERMANY 192
EVOLUTION & DESIGN ARGUMENT 118 SILLINESS CYCLE 13
The EXPERTS SPEAK 2
SKEPTICAL OF SKEPTICS 70
EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY 161
SKEPTICAL TEDDY BEAR 34
FACTS or FAIRY TALES 5 SKEPTICAL TOP DOG 64
FIGI MERMAID 166
SKEPTICAL TOPICS LIST 69
FISCHER, BOBBY 27 SKEPTICISM 30
FLIMFLAM 3 SNAKES 115
A FOILED MYTH 11
The SPIRIT MOVES FRAUDULENTLY 1
FOLEY vs FOUR PSYCHICS 55 SPOTTER'S FEE 67
FOXHOLE ATHEISTS 121 SUPERCENTENARIANS 143
FREEDOM of SPEECH at UNIVERSITIES 176 TARZAN MOVIES and MOVIE TARZANS 188
FRUITFUL RESEARCH 171 TELEVISION: 1000 WAYS TO DIE 155

TESTICLES: A Brief History 35
GEOLOGY and MYTH 55 The TURK 104
GIANT BOOK of USELESS INFORMATION 143 UNBELIEVABLE 118
APOSTROPHES: GIRLS, GIRL'S or GIRLS' ??? UNIVERSITIES VIRAL INFECTION 109
GLOBAL ATHEIST CONFERENCE 145 VITALISM and MYSTICAL ENERGIES (Part 1) 174
GOD EXISTS? BIBLE TRUE? 98 VITALISM  and MYSTICAL ENERGIES (Part 2) 175
GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS 185
ULTIMATE  QUESTION, THE 181
GREENLAND DISCHARGE 137
FRANK P RUSSO WEBSITE 172
"GREATS" of HISTORY 116 WINNING IS NOT NORMAL 17
GUIDE TO ARGUMENT 86 ZIONISM  and the HOLOCAUST 118
HINDMARSH ISLAND BRIDGE 43 BRIEF REPORTS 20-29
HISTORY of the SKEPTICS 40 BRIEF REPORTS 33-39
HITLER'S ESCAPE from BERLIN 145 BRIEF REPORTS 40-49
HOMO SAPIENS - QUO VADIS?
BRIEF REPORTS 50-59
HUMANIST ASSOCIATION 97 BRIEF REPORTS 60-69
HUME'S ARGUMENT ON MIRACLES 133
BRIEF REPORTS 70-79
IGNORANCE 135
BRIEF REPORTS 80-89
IAN MILLER LETTER 30 BRIEF REPORTS 90-99
It's in the IMAGINATION 69 BRIEF REPORTS 101-102
ISRAEL: The Land and its People 170 BRIEF REPORTS 103-109
JEWISH PRODUCTS BOYCOTT 165 BRIEF REPORTS  111-117
KEITH WARD BOOK 131 BRIEF REPORTS 121
LINGUISTICS and RELIGION 184
BRIEF REPORTS 122-125
MAGICAL INTEREST 174
BRIEF REPORTS 126-129
MICHAEL JACKSON 157 BRIEF REPORTS 130-134
MEDIA WATCH 11 BRIEF REPORTS 135
MEDIA WATCH 13 BRIEF REPORTS 136-139
MIND POWERS LECTURE 9

MIRACLE 123 BRIEF REPORTS 142-148
MONSTROPEDIA 137 BRIEF REPORTS 153-156
MOVIE CLICHES 75 BRIEF REPORTS 168
MUMMY FACTS 68 BRIEF REPORTS 177
MYTH BUSTERS 103 BRIEF REPORTS 180



ACUPRESSURE 146
IMMUNIZATION / VACCINATION 175
ACUPUNCTURE 66 IRIDOLOGY 79
ACUPUNCTURE 134
IRIDOLOGY 176
ACUPUNCTURE 147
ITCH 111
ACUPUNCTURE 189
JIN SHIN DO 175
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE 148
LIFE EXTENSION THERAPY 176
ALTERNATIVE HEALING 145
LIVE CELL ANALYSIS 177
ALTERNATIVE THERAPY 13 LIVE CELL THERAPY 177
ANGELIC TECHNIQUE 148
MACROBIOTICS 178
ANTHROPOSOPHICAL 149
MAGNETIC THERAPY 146
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 68 MAGNETIC THERAPY 178
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 149
MAGNETISM 80
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 155
MASSAGE THERAPY 179
AROMATHERAPY 48 MEDITATION 179
AROMATHERAPY 150
MENTALISM 83
ART THERAPY 151
MOXABUSTION 180
ARTHRITIS CURES 151
NATUROPATHY 133
ASTROLOGICAL HEALING 152
NATUROPATHY 163
AURA CLEANSING 153
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE 180
AURICULOTHERAPY 154
NEGATIVE ION THERAPY 181
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE 83 NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING 88
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE 135
OZONE THERAPY 183
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE 154
PAST LIVES THERAPY 184
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES 127
Linus PAULING 184
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES 155
PLACEBO 144
BATES' VISION TRAINING 156
POLARITY HEALING 185
BEE POLLEN / BEE VENOM THERAPY 157
POSTURE THEORY 63
BIOFEEDBACK 129
PRANIC HEALING 186
BIORHYTHMS 131 PSYCHIC DENTISTRY 93
CANCER CURES 159
PSYCHOANALYSIS 90
CAYCE THERAPIES 160
PSYCHIC SURGERY 187
CHAKRA BALANCING 160
QI GONG 98
CHAKRAS 137
QI GONG 188
CHELATION THERAPY 161
RADIANCE TECHNIQUE 189
CHIROPRACTIC 132
RADIONICS 190
CHIROPRACTIC 162
REBIRTHING 71
COLON THERAPY 162
REBIRTHING 191
COLONIC IRRIGATION 126 REFLEXOLOGY 81
COLOUR THERAPY 162
REFLEXOLOGY 192
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 163
REIKI 193
CRYSTAL THERAPY 163
REVERSE SPEECH 131
DEATH WHEN? 30 ROLFING 96
DENTAL MERCURY FILLINGS 164
ROLFING
DIANETICS 164
SELF ESTEEM 115
DREAM THERAPY 165
SEX CHANGE 88
EAR CANDLING 165

ERGOGENIC AIDS 166 SHIATSU
ERHARD SEMINARS TRAINING 166
EYESIGHT EXERCISES 22
FACILITATED COMMUNICATION 99
FASTING 168

FELDENKRAIS METHOD 168

GERSON THERAPY 169

GINSENG 169

GLOSSARY of ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES 191

GRAPHOLOGY 91
HAIR ANALYSIS 170

HEALING ALL and EVERYTHING 170

HERBAL MEDICINE 171

HOMEOPATHY TESTED 90

HOMOEOPATHY 140 SKIN CARE CLAIMS 5
HOMOEOPATHY 172

HOMEOPATHY 187

HOXSEY TREATMENT 172

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE THERAPY 172

HYPERBARIC OXYGENATION THERAPY 173
SOCIOPATHIC PERSONALITY 160
HYDROTHERAPY 173
SPERM & SCHIZOPHRENIA 78
HYPNOSIS 87 SUPER FRUIT JUICES 142
HYPNOSIS 119 THERAPEUTIC TOUCH 92
HYPNOTHERAPY 174
THERAPEUTIC TOUCH 152

Skeptical writers in Investigator include Harry Edwards, Dean Dowling, Laurie Eddie,
Mark Newbrook, Bob Potter, Kirk Straughen, John H. Williams.



LETTER PUBLISHED in #150 (2013 May)


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations on reaching the milestone of 150 editions of Investigator Magazine.

I enjoy reading Investigator and have been a subscriber for about 20 years. The magazine has given a fair go to many new and controversial ideas including some of mine.

Much of what is published demonstrates sound research combined with thoughtfulness; often we also get both sides of opposing viewpoints.

Investigator endorses rational thinking and that's commendable.

Frank P. Russo
Adelaide, SA


 

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