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“The Skeptic” Magazine

The Skeptic is published four times per year by Australian Skeptics Inc. Since the first issue was published in 1981, the Skeptic has printed articles on a vast variety of sceptical subjects ranging from alien abduction to zombies. There was even an article on Electroencephaloneuromentimpography. You can find out more on the evolution of the Skeptic in this brief History.

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Recent Issues

The Skeptic is now in its 34th year, and our most recent issue is Volume 33 Number 4. You can have a peek at the cover and table of contents of this issue and other issues from the past 12 months, below. Each of the recent issues also includes one full article. You’ll need to have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.

  • 33:4, December 2013
    Featured article: Less Than Paradise  —  Kathy Marks reports on Pitcairn Island, a place with a mythical history and a monstrous presence.
  • 33:3, September 2013
    Featured article: Bunk About Bunk   —  Martin Bridgstock looks at the history of bunk, and finds that it’s not all it seems. But is it rubbish?
  • 33:2, June 2013
    Featured article: The Secret Life of Trolls — Pesky nuisance? Troublesome provocateur? Dangerous stalker? Dr Brooke Magnanti looks at the internet phenomenon of ‘trolling’ — what it is and what it really is.
  • 33:1, March 2013
    Featured article: Measles Madness — Tim Mendham on the messenger of an anti-vax, pro-disease campaign.

Past Issues

Issues from more than 12 months ago are available in full below. To read them online click on the issue number you are interested in. You’ll need to have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.

 

2012 32:1 32:2 32:3 32:4
2011 31:1 31:2 31:3 31:4
2010 30:1 30:2 30:3 30:4
2009 29:1 29:2 29:3 29:4
2008 28:1 28:2 28:3 28:4
2007 27:1 27:2 27:3 27:4
2006 26:1 26:2 26:3 26:4
2005 25:1 25:2 25:3 25:4
2004 24:1 24:2 24:3 24:4
2003 23:1 23:2 23:3 23:4
2002 22:1 22:2 22:3 22:4
2001 21:1 21:2 21:3 21:4
2000 20:1 20:2 20:3 20:4
1999 19:1 19:2 19:3 19:4
1998 18:1 18:2 18:3 18:4
1997 17:1 17:2 17:3 17:4
1996 16:1 16:2 16:3 16:4
1995 15:1 15:2 15:3 15:4
1994 14:1 14:2 14:3 14:4
1993 13:1 13:2 13:3 13:4
1992 12:1 12:2 12:3 12:4
1991 11:1 11:2 11:3 11:4
The Second Coming — 1986 to 1990 collection

In the Beginning — the first five years
Volume 1 Number 1

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