Table of Contents of Volume 13

Vol. 13 No. 1 May 2000

1.	Contents & Editor's Page	3
	13th Year of IS	3
2.	Sidelined Facts and Figures in the 2000-01 budget - S. Swaminathan	4
3.	Kargil Controversy	4
	Magazine stands by stories on security lapse in Kargil - TOI	4
	PM knew of intrusion on May 4 - TOI	5
	Protection to newspaper - TOI	5
	Outlook editor gets death threat - TOI	5
4.	For the Sake of Truth - Conny Larsson	6
5.	The Y2K Challenge of the Non-skeptic - N. Om Dev	8
	Comments - B. Premanand	9
	Arguments to design - Neil Broom, Bill Cooke, Robert Mann, Robert Nola	9
	Morton's 'claret cameo'	16
6.	Springer Psychic : A Study in 'Clairvoyance' - Joe Nickell	22
7.	Alternative Medicine - CIPLA	27
8.	Mother Mary Comes to Me - Perry DeAngelis	29
9.	The placebo Effect - Edvard A. Hemmingsen	34
10.	Psychic Surgery comes to Denver - Bela Scheiber	36
11.	The Art for Living! - P.V. Gopalakrishnan	39
12.	New Age Religions - Bernard Katz	42
13.	Psychic Test - The South Shore Skeptic	44
14	New Analyses Raise Doubts About Replicability of ESP Findings - Scott O. Lilienfeld	45

Vol. 13 No. 2 June 2000

1.	Contents & Editor's Page - Method of Science Exhibition	3
2.	Claims by Satya Saibaba	
	Where is the Truth? - Jinasiri Hewapathirana	6
	Resist Temptation, Says Sai Baba - Deccan Chronicle	9
	This Gautama Buddha Never Taught - Helene T. Arlington Upasika	10
	Sai Baba's Partner in Fraud - Craxi dies in self-imposed exile - Vaiju Naravane	11
	Sai Baba presents golden ring from air to CM - The Canara Times	13
	A Rationalist's open letter to CM	13
	Chavan's kin dead - TOI	14
	A True Horror Story! - David Lane	14
	Kidney Stealing by Sai Baba	16
3.	Book Review: Spaceship of the Pleiades: A Hoax? - N.M. Hussain	20
4.	Can Islam Survive the next Millennium? - Firozul Haque	22
5.	A New Argument Against the Existence of God - Reza Saberi	27
6.	"Science and Common Man" - T.K. Balan	29
	Democracy of Science - TOI	29
	Editorial - Holiscience - TOI	30
	VHP makes the rite choice, begins 'yagnas' to exorcise ISI demon - Aloke Banerjee	31
	Minor 'sacrificed' in Bihar to bring dead son to life - TOI	32
	3000 Scholars to take part in 'Mahayagna' - Radha Sharma	32
	A bitter harvest for Bihar's tribal women tortured by superstition - K.K. Singh	33
	Forecasters stand Divided - Arun Sharma	34
	Woman claims to be raped by faith healer - Bombay Times	35
	Conman posing as faith healer held - TOI	35
7.	Deorala? Satpura? Sati temples exist right here - Janaki Krishnamoorthy	36
	Manna from heaven? - Srinivas lyer	38
	In Reiki, There is No Past or Future - Ritu Khanna	39
	Lord Venkateswara goes Online - TOI	40
8.	Salary paid to the soul of a dead Army man just as if he is living - Punjab Kesari	41
9.	Hurdles in the Education system - J.V.R. Reddy	42
10.	Magnetic Attraction - Dave Shapiro	44
11.	Letters to The Editor	45
	The cancellation of Postal Registration - Rajender, R. Jayachandran	45
	Suggestions to improve IS - Varinder Kumar	45
	Indian Rope Trick - Frank Eliason	46
	Optimistic about IS - Barun Bhattacharyya .	47

Vol. 13 No. 3 July 2000

1.	Contents & Editor's Page	3
	Six Murders in Sai Baba's Bedroom	3
2.	My Sai History - Jed Geyerhahn	4
3.	DRAFT CURRICULUM: Need to shift the focus - J.V. Reddy	5
4.	The last few days of the 20th century Nostalgic reflections - Dr. (Mrs.) Sunanda Shet	10
5.	Head over heals - Freny Manecksha	14
6.	Herbal drugs - cause for concern? - The Hindu	16
7.	Psychic Experiences - K. Prakash	17
8.	Conversions Still Haunt Gujarat - Kiran Nanavati	18
9.	Four Wagons Moved by Itself? - Ved Priya & Dr. A.P. Mehta	20
10.	SCRIPT/COMMENTARY FOR FILM ON THE METHOD OF SCIENCE - Mrs. Chandana Chakrabarti, Miss. Vaneeta Bhargava, Dr. P.M. Bhargava	21

Vol. 13 No. 4 August 2000

1.	Contents & Editor's Page	3
	Sai Baba's Statement to CB-CID on Guru Poornima on 3.7.1993.	3
2.	HC admits PIL on CM's residence - Deccan Herald	4
3.	The weakness of scientists - K. Prakash	5
4.	Book Review by N.M. Hussain - Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon - The Hundredth Monkey	5
5.	Sathya Sai Baba: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - (Download from Internet)	8
6.	The Making of a Myth - The Fatima Legend - Margaret Bhatty	13
7.	'Potharaju' dies during animal sacrifice - The Hindu	19
8.	Tribal festival marred by killing of 'sorcerer' - The Hindu	20
9.	'Bastar tribal picked up' - The Hindu	21
10.	Miracles or Deception? The Pathetic Case of Audrey Santo - Joe Nickell	21
11.	Don't You Believe it! - Robert Novella	25
12.	The Ten Outstanding Skeptics of the Twentieth Century - Skeptical Inquirer	28
	Who are the outstanding skeptics of the twentieth century?	28
	Skeptics Not to be Forgotten	35
13.	A Short History of The Religious and Secular Intolerance in Medicine - Gerald Bergman	36
14.	Curtains down - Prasanta Paul	44
15.	Beware of Ayurvedic Clinics - TOI	45
16.	'Create Scientific temperament in children' - TOI	46
17.	Letters to The Editor	46
18.	Method of Science - M. Ramadasan, Mr. V.N. Pathak	46
10.	Johnson Eyeroor replies to the question of N.J. Francis published in 15-4-2000 issue	47

Vol. 13 No. 5 September 2000


1.	Contents & Editor's Page	3
	The Edamarukus and their "Truth" - Newspapers propagate Paranormal	3
2.	Encroachers have 'divine' weapon against BMC squads - Kaajal Wallia	5
	Evolution is Not Science submitted by the Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico - NMSR Reports	6
	Arguing against the resolution, on behalf of New Mexicans for Science and Reason - Dave Thomas	8
4.	Political bigwigs attend liquor baraon's son's wedding - TOI	10
5.	Sai Baba, Testicles, and Sleight of Hand: A Letter by an ex-devotee (Said)	11
	Women in India - Problems of the Past and Challenges of The Future - Dr. (Mrs.) Sunandha Shet	17
7.	From Darkness into Light - Margaret Bhatty	23
8.	It's too Late to Say I'm Sorry - The American Rationalist	29
9.	Newspapers propagate Paranormal - Er. E.M. Muralidharan	30
	The man who can converse with the dead - K. Sasikumar	31
	Ghostbusters to hunt for Catherine's ghost? - Indian Express	33
10.	PILs for curbs on clinics claiming to cure Aids - Deccan Herald	33
11.	VAASTU: Writ against misuse of Public Funds	34
12.	This Superstitious World - T.K. Balan	39
	Mixing business with pleasure, the Sang Parivar style - Bhaskar Roy and Smita Gupta	39
	Section of Osho Sanyasins rejects plea to treat Pune as world headquarters - Abhay Vaidya	40
	Osho's 'Inner Circle' appears headed for major split - Abhay Vaidya	41
	Ex-students sue Hare Krishna leaders - TOI	42
	ANS activists court arrest - TOI	43
	Orissa tribals re-convert to Hinduism - Rajaram Satapathy	43
	SC reverses Bombay HC order in gruesome sacrifice of kids - TOI	44
	Feel the force: Crystals hold the secret to health - Hazel Courteney	45
	How to protect yourself from negative energies	46

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