"'Psychic Detective'Noreen Renier: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
from a Grieving Family,"
Skeptical Inquirer, July/Aug 2017
"Vindication of My Notorious 'Insulting' Letter to UFOlogist J.
Skeptical Inquirer, July/Aug 2013
"iPhony Cures May Have Cost Apple's Steve Jobs His Life,"
Skeptical Inquirer, Jan/Feb 2012
"'Psychic Detective' Noreen Renier
Lambasted in Judge's Ruling,"
Skeptical Inquirer, July/Aug 2011
"Close Encounter of the
Secondhand Kind with ‘Psychic Medium’ George Anderson,"
Skeptical Briefs (CSICOP's companion newsletter to Skeptical Inquirer), June 2010
(also posted here with the entire audio!)
"Assessing the Credibility of
CFI's Credibility Project,"
Skeptical Inquirer, Jan/Feb 2010
(also posted here). CSI's response is posted
"'Court TV' Psychic Loses to Skeptic
in Real Court,"
Skeptical Inquirer, July/Aug 2007
(also posted here)
"Parade's Dr. Rosenfeld Reprises
Dubious Acupuncture Claim,"
Skeptical Inquirer, Sept/Oct 2006
"Police chief misleads viewers about
John Monti on Psychic Detectives,"
Skeptical Inquirer, Nov/Dec 2005
"Noreen Renier and the Williston case
on Court TV's Psychic Detectives,"
Skeptic magazine, 2005 (Vol. 11, No. 3)
"Study Yields No Evidence for Medical Efficacy
of Distant Intercessory Prayer: A Follow-up Commentary" (a critique of
this study by Dr. Dale Matthews),
The Scientific Review of
Alternative Medicine, Winter 2002 [My preliminary article,
"An Examination of the Media Coverage of a Prayer
Study-in-Progress," was published in
The Scientific Review of
Alternative Medicine, Fall/Winter 1998.]
"Metamorphosis: A Life's Journey from 'Believer' to 'Skeptic'"
(chapter contributed to
Personal Accounts by the World's Leading Paranormal Inquirers, Prometheus Books, 2001)
Writeups on the "Face" on Mars
and Philip J. Klass,
The Encyclopedia of
Extraterrestrial Encounters, 2001
"Another controversial effort to establish the medical efficacy of
(a critique of the
Archives of Internal Medicine study), The Scientific
Review of Alternative Medicine, Spring/Summer 2000
"$1,000 Challenge to 'Crazy Rod' Dowser Yields Chance Results,"
Skeptical Inquirer, Jan/Feb 2000
"Noreen Renier's Latest 'Psychic Sleuth' Triumph,"
Skeptic magazine, 1999 (Vol. 7, No. 3)
Is Prescribing Placebos Ethical? No" (written at the request of the
American Council on Science and Health),
Health, 1998 (Vol. 10 No. 4)
Healthcare: Alternative Medicine" (a brief essay on the dumbing down of American
medicine, written at the request of the American Council on
Science and Health),
Priorities for Health, 1998 (Vol. 10 No. 2-3)
"S.O.P. at CNN"
(a skeptic-oriented essay on irresponsible reporting),
Skeptical Briefs (CSICOP's companion newsletter to Skeptical
Inquirer), September 1998
proven the 'divine' health benefits of religion?" (a critique, written at the request of
the Secular Web, of a USA Today article,
Chapter on Noreen
Psychic Sleuths: ESP and
Sensational Cases, edited by Joe Nickell (Prometheus Books, 1994) (also posted
Detective?" (article on the Noreen Renier / Williston Police case),
Skeptic magazine, 1997 (Vol. 5, No. 4)
"Skeptically Speaking" columns in Tampa Bay
Sounding (publication of
Tampa Bay Mensa), 1991-94
"Lexicon of Unnaturalistic Alternatives"
(book review of The Dictionary of Metaphysical Healthcare
by Jack Raso), Skeptical Briefs, December 1996
"Noreen Renier 'Put to the Test' -- Hollywood TV
Style," Skeptical Inquirer, Sept/Oct 1996
"Would you like fries with your penicillin?" (an essay on the sorry
state of primary care medicine), The Real American Home Journal (a newsletter based in
Tarpon Springs, Florida), Mar/Apr 1996
"Burden of Proof" (a skeptic-oriented essay
on the O.J. Simpson murder trial)
Skeptical Briefs, December 1995
"Examining an Unsolved Mysteries Report of a 'Miraculous'
Cure" (of a Florida woman who claimed to have been diagnosed with "breast cancer"),
Skeptical Inquirer, Sept/Oct 1995
"Taking a Stab at a Paranormal Claim"
(regarding so-called "Deliberately Caused Bodily Damage" [DCBD] phenomena), Skeptical
Briefs, September 1995
"The Devilish 'Barney' Media Hoax," Skeptical
Inquirer, Fall 1994
"NBC's Cynically Skewed Reporting on the Power of
Prayer," Free Inquiry, Summer 1994
"Nation's Mathematicians Guilty of Innumeracy" (report on the
Marilyn vos Savant "three-door paradox" columns in Parade magazine),
Skeptical Inquirer, Summer 1991 (also reproduced in the first chapter of
Weird Water & Fuzzy Logic by Martin Gardner, Prometheus Books, 1996)
"God in the CCU?" (critique of
Dr. Randolph Byrd's 1988 study
on intercessory prayer), Free Inquiry,
Spring 1990 (also posted here)
"A Case of Immaculate Abortion?" (evaluation of a
gynecologist's miraculous medical claim), Free Inquiry, Summer 1988
"Nonhealing a Nonexistent Tumor" (investigation of TV faith-healer
Peter Popoff's claimed cure of a Tampa girl), Free Inquiry, Winter 1986-87
Medical Consultant for The Faith Healers
(Prometheus Books, 1987)