The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues. It encourages the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community, the media, and the public.
Latest Articles & News
by Stuart Vyse
April 28, 2017
In addition to celebrating science for science’s sake, there was a strong theme of using science for the betterment of all.
by Paul Offit
History’s unlearned lesson about pain relievers and addiction.
Shouldn’t Skeptics Know What They Are Talking about When They Are Talking about It?
by Mark Edward
We have a glut of non-information. Most of it coming from people who have a proprietary interest in self-promoting garbage they may even consciously know to be false.
by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
Our brains are wired for self-justification and dissonance-reduction. We can override that impulse by learning how to admit our mistakes and separate them from our self-esteem.
It’s a good lesson for skeptics to question all extraordinary claims—not only from those with whom we may disagree or who may hold a different worldview, but also those whom we consider friends.