About 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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The Skeptic is now in its 37th year, and our most recent issue is Volume 37 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.
- Vol 37 no 4, December 2017
Featured article: Pint Sized Fun – Australia has had a close association with the history of those informal gatherings known as Skeptics in the Pub. Tim Mendham reports on the highs, lows and current state of the SitP movement.
- Vol 37 no 3, September 2017
Featured article: Celebrated Cures – Why do people trust celebrities simply because they’re celebrities, and what does that say about trust in science? Diana Lucia looks at cures that are written in the stars.
- Vol 37 no 2, June 2017
Featured article: Kiwi activism – Heidi Robertson on an attack on the ‘fake documentary’, Vaxxed, and the backlash that followed.
- Vol 37 no 1, March 2017
Featured article: Herbal Remedies – Tim Mendham and Eran Segev look at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine – Chinese medicine, alternative facts and endangered species.
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.