New Mexicans for Science and Reason


Biography of Dave Thomas

Mr. Dave Thomas is a physicist and mathematician. He received bachelor degrees in mathematics and in physics, and a master of science in mathematics, from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, where he was awarded the Brown Medal and the Langmuir Award. Dave is president of the science group New Mexicans for Science and Reason (, and also is a Fellow of CSI (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry), the publishers of Skeptical Inquirer. He has published several articles in Skeptical Inquirer on the Roswell and Aztec UFO Incidents, as well as on the Bible Code. Dave has also published in Scientific American (Dec. 1980 cover article), and has several patents. He received the National Center for Science Education's Friend of Darwin Award in 2000. Dave is married, and has two sons. He enjoys playing bluegrass, and and performs juggling and magic shows for elementary schools and other groups. Dave is past president of the Coalition for Excellence on Science and Math Education (CESE), and is past president of the New Mexico Academy of Science.

Dave Thomas juggling basketballs, balls, and tennis rackets at Valencia Elementary School, May 13, 2004


Partial Bibliography:


"The Roswell Incident and Project Mogul" by Dave Thomas July/August 1995, 19(4)15-18.

NBC’s Origins Show by Dave Thomas, Skeptical Briefs, Volume 6.1, March 1996

"The Roswell Fragment-Case Closed" by David E. Thomas Nov./Dec. 1996, 20(6)5-6.

"The New Roswell Fragment - The Isotopes Don't Have It" by David E. Thomas Nov./Dec. 1997, 21(6)8

"Hidden Messages and the Bible Code" by David E. Thomas Nov./Dec. 1997, 21(6)30-36

"Bible-Code Developments" by David E. Thomas March/April 1998, 22(2)57-58

"Case Closed: Reflections on the 1997 Air Force Roswell Report" by Bernard D. Gildenberg and David E. Thomas. May/June 1998, 22(3)31-36

Review of "The Real Roswell Crashed Saucer Coverup" by Philip J. Klass, , by David E. Thomas, May/June 1998, 22(3)53-54

"The Aztec UFO Symposium: How the Saucer Story Started As a Con Game" by David E. Thomas, Sept./Oct. 1998, 22(5)12-13

"Tolstoy Predicts Bulls' Sixth Championship (in Code of Course)" by David E. Thomas, Nov./Dec. 1998, 22(6)16-17

"High-Tech Whiz Kid Joe Firmage Goes UFO Bonkers" by David E. Thomas, May/June 1999, 23(3)7-8

"Society for Society for Scientific Exploration Tilts Wildly at Paradigms" by Dave Thomas, Sept./Oct. 1999, 23(5)5-6

"Bible Code Redux: McKay Rebuttal Published in Statistical Science" by David E. Thomas, Sept./Oct. 1999, 23(5)12

"'Fastest Man on Earth,' Col. John Paul Stapp, Dies at 89. Had Connections to Roswell Incident, Murphy's Law." by David E. Thomas, March/April 2000, 24(2)6-7

"A Different Angle on the Socorro UFO of 1964" by Dave Thomas, July/Aug 2001 25(4) 5-6.

"Bait and Switch on 'Roswell: The Smoking Gun'" by David E. Thomas, March/April 2003, 27(2) 16-18,22.

"It's Ba-a-ack! The Bible Code II" by David E. Thomas, March/April 2003, 27(2) 59-60.

"On Problems with Near-light-speed Travel" , Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

"The Twin Paradox" , Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

Skeptics and TV News Expose 'Magnetic Water Conditioners', Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

The 'Chemtrail Conspiracy'" , Skeptical Briefs Volume 18.3, September 2008

Roswell Update: Fading Star?" , Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

"Conference Report: CSI’s ‘UFOs: The Space-Age Mythology", Skeptical Inquirer Vol. 34.1, January / February 2010

"How I Debated a 9/11 Truther and Survived", Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.4, December 2009

"The War of the Weasels: How an Intelligent Design Theorist was Bested in a Public Math Competition by a Genetic Algorithm!", Skeptical Inquirer Vol. 34.3, May/June 2010
Now Online, courtesy Southern Methodist University's Critical Thinking/Physics Class!
War of the Weasels: An Evolutionary Algorithm Beats Intelligent Design

The 9/11 Truth Movement: The Top Conspiracy Theory, a Decade Later, Dave Thomas, Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

PDF Version of The 9/11 Truth Movement: The Top Conspiracy Theory, a Decade Later

More by Dave Thomas in Skeptical Inquirer and Skeptical Briefs

July/August 2012 Skeptical Inquirer:New Info Challenges 9/11 Thermite Claims

ID Movement Still Stymied By Genetic Algorithms: War Of The Weasels Update, Skeptical Inquirer, Volume 44, No. 3, May / June 2020


The Ufo Invasion: The Roswell Incident, Alien Abductions, and Government Coverups by Kendrick Frazier (Editor), Barry Karr (Editor), Joe Nickell (Editor), Prometheus Books; (April 1997) ISBN: 1573921319.

Chapters by Dave Thomas: 
Ch.12, "The Roswell Incident and Project Mogul."
Ch. 14, "The 'Roswell Fragment' - Case Closed."

You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths, by Russ Kick (Editor) The Disinformation Company; 1 edition (April 1, 2001) ISBN: 0966410076

You Are STILL Being Lied To: The NEW Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1934708071

Chapter by Dave Thomas: Holy Rolling, "The Bible Code"

Skeptical Odysseys: Personal Accounts by the World's Leading Paranormal Inquirers, by Paul Kurtz, Prometheus Books; (August 1, 2001) ISBN: 1573928844.

Chapter by Dave Thomas: Ch. 34, "Beyond the Bible Code: Hidden Messages Everywhere!"

Darwin Day Collection One: the single best idea, ever, edited by Amanda Chesworth. Tangled Bank Press, 2002. ISBN 0-9723844-0-5

Chapters by Dave Thomas: 
"Does Evolution = Atheism?" p. 181-186.
"Creationism in New Mexico" p. 411-414.



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