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Provides critical investigation of paranormal, fringe-science and pseudoscientific phenomena from a responsible, scientific point of vie.

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New Mexico Scientists, Teachers Stop Attempt to Taint Science Standards
March 1, 2018 ... New Mexico has a vibrant scientific community, with two world-class national laboratories (Los Alamos and Sandia), the Santa Fe Institute, astronomical observatories dotting its southern mountain, research universities, and noted biomedical and...

Strange Songs from the Fringe
March 1, 2018 ... When odd birds sing their strange songs, does it change the forest? Do other, who don't know any better, mimic those songs until the forest is filled with dissonance? This is an important question when it comes to science, history, and...

Twenty-One Reasons Noah's Worldwide Flood Never Happened: Here's a Geologist's Critical Analysis of False Perceptions Held by Many Creationists about the Origin of the Grand Canyon and the Age of the Earth
March 1, 2018 ... Young-Earth creationists claim that the Paleozoic sedimentary rocks in the Grand Canyon and the Mesozoic sedimentary rocks of the Grand Staircase north of the canyon, in which Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks occur, were deposited during...

Colin Wilsons Idiosyncratic Literary Legacy: Rather Than Creating a Glorious New Literature of Positive Art, Colin Wilson Delivered an Odd Mix of Dodgy Philosophy, Pulp Novels, and Paranormal Studies-The Latter Often Downright Silly
March 1, 2018 ... Colin Wilson burst onto the paranormal scene with The Outsider in 1956, and his reputation and public image have been on a slow decline ever since. Some of his 118 books sold well, and some didn't. Wilson, a self-taught laborer who wrote his way...

Interstellar Visitor: The Strange Asteroid from a Faraway System
March 1, 2018 ... A staple of science fiction has always been aliens from other worlds. As science has revealed the inhospitableness of planets such as Mars and Venus, the source of these fictional visitors has increasingly moved to deep space. Now it has...