SETI bioastro: Skeptical Inquirer Electronic Digest, April 26, 2000

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 Skeptical Inquirer Electronic Digest, April 26, 2000

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 In this week's SI DIGEST:
 --PREVIEW: Skeptical Inquirer May/June 2000

 --NEW SCIENTIST: Creation Science Far from Extinct

 --PREVIEW: SKEPTICAL INQUIRER MAY/JUNE 2000

 Due to arrive to U.S. subscribers any day now, in stores in the next two
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 SPECIAL REPORT
 --The New Majestic-12 Documents
 Philip J. Klass

 ARTICLES
 --Mass Delusions and Hysterias
 Robert E. Bartholomew & Erich Goode

 --Doomsday Fears at RHC
 Thomas D. Gutierrez

 --Save Our Science
 The Struggle for Reason at the University
 Henri Broch

 --Paraneuroscience?
 Kyle Kirkland

 COLUMNS

 NOTES OF A FRINGE WATCHER
 --The Guided Wave Theory of Louis de Broglie and David Bohm
 Martin Gardener

 INVESTIGATIVE FILES
 --Aura Photography: A Candid Shot
 Joe Nickell

 PSYCHIC VIBRATIONS
 --Apocalypse Lost
 Robert Sheaffer

 --NEW SCIENTIST: CREATION SCIENCE FAR FROM EXTINCT

 For the full text of the article, go to

 http://www.newscientist.com/features/features.jsp?id=ns22352

 New Scientist, April 22, 2000

 Creation science is far from extinct. On the contrary, says Debora
 MacKenzie, it's mutating and spreading

 [IN THE BEGINNING, there wasn't that much fuss. Charles Darwin published On
 the Origin of Species in 1859. By 1900, mainstream Protestants had adapted
 their theology to it. More conservative Christians had misgivings. But
 nearly all agreed that the Earth is millions of years old, and there was no
 organised opposition to the teaching of evolution. Now, a century later, the
 US is the world's leading scientific nation. Yet 47 per cent of
 Americans--and a quarter of college graduates--believe humans did not
 evolve, but were created by God a few thousand years ago. Nearly a third
 believe creationism should be taught in science lessons (see below)....]

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