Junior Skeptic

Junior Skeptic bannerDaniel is the Editor of Junior Skeptic, the 10-page illustrated science and critical thinking publication for younger readers bound into every issue of Skeptic magazine, the quarterly journal of the 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit Skeptics Society. He has written and illustrated most issues of Junior Skeptic since 2002.

Junior Skeptic is the skeptical movement’s most sustained and substantial educational outreach project for children—and for the young at heart. It emphasizes classic paranormal and fringe mysteries: bizarre claims, monsters, strange forces, and things that go bump in the night. Although intended for younger readers, it does not talk down to kids, and is not afraid to tackle complex topics in depth. It has made notable contributions to the scholarly literature on those fringe topics. Daniel’s book with Donald Prothero, Abominable Science! (Columbia University Press, 2013) drew extensively from research undertaken for Junior Skeptic; Daniel’s Book Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be (Kids Can Press, 2010) was directly adapted from a two-part Junior Skeptic story.

Learn more about Junior Skeptic here. You can check out the table of contents for the current issue and look over a list of topics covered covered in previous issues.

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