From the Editor

Bob Ladendorf

We skeptics always hope that we can logically and scientifically convince others about misconceptions they may have about pseudoscientific and paranormal matters.

The other day, I was in a bookstore and overheard a woman ask the clerk if the store had Skeptical Inquirer magazine. The clerk didn’t know, but I did, and I led her to the latest issue. I then told her that I was a co-founder of a local skeptics group and invited her to attend one of our meetings. She said thanks but was just interested in the magnetic therapy article because she and her husbands sold magnets. When she said that, I wondered if she would be unhappy once she read it. I can only hope that they are open-minded enough to accept information that may not be to their liking.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy two interesting articles in this publication — one on the danger of certain African myths, the other on why Tarot card reading is a good way to meet women.

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