The May/June issue of Skeptical Inquirer has been released – this issue’s theme is related to SETI (see my commentary from Sub Rosa Issue 5 on the SETI-CSICOP relationship). As usual the SI website has a number of the articles available for free:
- Peter Schenkel says that “SETI Requires a Skeptical Reappraisal“.
- SETI’s Jill Tarter gets right of reply in “The Cosmic Haystack is Large“.
- Also, David Darling says “ The New Approach to SETI Is from the Bottom Up, Rather Than the Top Down“.
- Beyond the SETI argument, Stanley Jeffers gives a critical review of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) team’s results with random number generators. As linked to in the weekend round-up, parapsychologist Dean Radin has a rebuttal of Jeffers’ article.
- Harriet Hall offers “Teaching Pigs to Sing: An Experiment in Bringing Critical Thinking to the Masses“.
- Scott O. Lilienfield explains “Why Scientists Shouldn’t Be Surprised by the Popularity of Intelligent Design“.
See the SI website for complete details of the latest issue.