Contributions

A Review of At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life
November 23, 2018


At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life. By Guy P. Harrison. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 2018. ISBN 978-1633884052. 320 pp. Paperback, $19; ebook, $11.99. Sometimes to understand the universe, you need to understand a man. Journalist Guy P. Harrison has been adjacent to the skeptical community for a while now, writing books …

‘A Little Bit Subversive’: Science and Skepticism at the Dutchess County Fair
October 4, 2018


Picture a county fair. What do you see? A petting zoo and a cattle competition? A blacksmith and an old-time tractor display? A Ferris wheel and a funnel cake stand? The Dutchess County Fair in New York State’s Hudson Valley has all those things, but in 2018 it also had a bunch of tattoos and …

Sensational Journalism: Blowing up the New England Supervolcano Story
August 8, 2018


Look out, New Englanders! Did you know there’s a rising, bubbling supervolcano right below the surface of New Hampshire? Better get to living free, before you die! At least that’s the conclusion you might draw from the headline of a June 26 story (Fox News 2018), “A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont and …