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: 2017 August

AUSTRALIAN SKEPTICS HISTORY 63
NAMES of FILMSTARS 134
ADELAIDE SKEPTICS 51 NUMEROLOGY 66
ALIEN ENCOUNTER and HALLUCINATIONS 87
OBLIQUITY of ECLIPTIC 33
DARWIN SKEPTICS 52 ODDITY CENTRAL 157
ANNOTATED BIBLE 115 PENN & TELLER 125
ANTIGRAVITY 146
PERSPECTIVES 93
ANTIQUITY of the EARTH  43; 53-57
PETER THE GREAT as SKEPTIC  6
ASTEROID WORRY SURVEY 63 PROJECT GUTENBERG: Get 40,000 Free Books 146
ATHEIST FOUNDATION 60 PROVIDENTIALLY...108
BELIEFS SURVEY 50 & 53 PSYCHICS DEFINITION 86
BLIND MEN and the ELEPHANT 24 PSYCHICS SHOULD BE SUED 36
BLOOPERS 77
PSYCHICS SUED 175
BLOOPERS 80
RACE and INTELLIGENCE 155
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 SANTA SCHOOL and the JOB of SANTA 153
CHRISTMAS: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS 147
SCAMS 106
CYNIC'S DICTIONARY 121 SCAMS 158
DANGERS IN BELIEF SYSTEMS 144

DARWIN'S REVOLUTION 130 SCIENCE and its ANTITHESIS 123
DAWKINS' THE GOD DELUSION 113 SENSE & NONSENSE 33
DECENCY 34 SETI 29
DIALOGUE: REASON vs RELIGION 104 SEX WITH GOD 150
DISAGREEMENTS 15 SHARPEN YOUR THINKING 28
DREAMS: HIDDEN MEANINGS 167
SHERLOCK HOLMES 54
EL DORADO 59 SILLINESS CYCLE 13
EVOLUTION & DESIGN ARGUMENT 118 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
FOLEY vs FOUR PSYCHICS 55 THE SPIRIT MOVES FRAUDULENTLY 1
FOXHOLE ATHEISTS 121 SPOTTER'S FEE 67
FRUITFUL RESEARCH 171
SUPERCENTENARIANS 143
GEOLOGY and MYTH 55 TELEVISION: 1000 WAYS TO DIE 155
GIANT BOOK of USELESS INFORMATION 143
THE TURK 104
GIRLS, GIRL'S or GIRLS' ???
UNBELIEVABLE 118
GLOBAL ATHEIST CONFERENCE 145
UNIVERSITIES VIRAL INFECTION 109
GOD EXISTS? BIBLE TRUE? 98 VITALISM and MYSTICAL ENERGIES 174

VITALISM  and MYSTICAL ENERGIES (Part 2) 175
GREENLAND DISCHARGE 137
FRANK P RUSSO WEBSITE 172
"GREATS" of HISTORY 116 WINNING IS NOT NORMAL 17
GUIDE TO ARGUMENT 86 BRIEF REPORTS 20-29
HINDMARSH ISLAND BRIDGE 43
BRIEF REPORTS 33-39
HISTORY of the SKEPTICS 40 BRIEF REPORTS 40-49
HITLER'S ESCAPE from BERLIN 145
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
MAGICAL INTEREST 174

MICHAEL JACKSON 157 BRIEF REPORTS 122-125
MEDIA WATCH 11 BRIEF REPORTS 126-129
MEDIA WATCH 13 BRIEF REPORTS 130-134
MIRACLE 123 BRIEF REPORTS 135
MONSTROPEDIA 137 BRIEF REPORTS 136-139
MOVIE CLICHES 75 BRIEF REPORTS 142-148
MUMMY FACTS 68 BRIEF REPORTS 153-156
MYTH BUSTERS 103 BRIEF REPORTS 168



ACUPRESSURE 146

ACUPUNCTURE 66 MAGNETIC THERAPY 146
ACUPUNCTURE 134
MAGNETISM 80
ACUPUNCTURE 147

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE 148

ALTERNATIVE HEALING 145

ALTERNATIVE THERAPY 13 MENTALISM 83
ANGELIC TECHNIQUE 148

ANTHROPOSOPHICAL 149

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 68
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 149

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 155

AROMATHERAPY 48 NATUROPATHY 133
AROMATHERAPY 150
NATUROPATHY 163
ART THERAPY 151

ARTHRITIS CURES 151

ASTROLOGICAL HEALING 152

AURA CLEANSING 153

AURICULOTHERAPY 154

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE 83 NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING 88
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE 135
PLACEBO 144
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE 154

BACH FLOWER REMEDIES 127
POSTURE THEORY 63
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES 155

BATES' VISION TRAINING 156

BEE POLLEN / BEE VENOM THERAPY 157

BIOFEEDBACK 129
PSYCHIC DENTISTRY 93
BIORHYTHMS 131 PSYCHOANALYSIS 90
CANCER CURES 159

CAYCE THERAPIES 160

CHAKRA BALANCING 160

CHAKRAS 137

CHELATION THERAPY 161

CHIROPRACTIC 132
QIGONG 98
CHIROPRACTIC 162

COLON THERAPY 162

COLONIC IRRIGATION 126 REBIRTHING 71
COLOUR THERAPY 162

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 163

CRYSTAL THERAPY 163

DEATH WHEN? 30 REFLEXOLOGY 81
DENTAL MERCURY FILLINGS 164

DIANETICS 164

DREAM THERAPY 165

EAR CANDLING 165

ERGOGENIC AIDS 166
ERHARD SEMINARS TRAINING 166
EYESIGHT EXERCISES 22
FACILITATED COMMMUNICATION 99 REVERSE SPEECH 131
FASTING 168
ROLFING 96
FELDENKRAIS METHOD 168
SELF ESTEEM 115
GERSON THERAPY 169

GINSENG 169

GRAPHOLOGY 91 SEX CHANGE 88
HAIR ANALYSIS 170

HEALING ALL and EVERYTHING 170

HERBAL MEDICINE 171

HOMOEOPATHY 140 SKIN CARE CLAIMS 5
HOMOEOPATHY 172

HOXSEY TREATMENT 172

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE THERAPY 172

HYPERBARIC OXYGENATION THERAPY 173

HYDROTHERAPY 173
SOCIOPATHIC PERSONALITY 160
HYPNOSIS 87 SPERM & SCHIZOPHRENIA 78
HYPNOSIS 119 SUPER FRUIT JUICES 142
HYPNOTHERAPY 174

IMMUNIZATION / VACCINATION 175

IRIDOLOGY 79 THERAPEUTIC TOUCH 92
ITCH 111 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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