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 Susan Gerbic
February 21, 2017
You can imagine my excitement (and dismay) when I came across an example of expert testimony being offered in support of a classic piece of pseudoscience: homeopathy.
by Joe Nickell
I analyzed the Perrons’ claims of demonic activity and showed that they were consistent with the effects of strong winds, misperceptions, schoolgirl pranks, vivid dreams, simple suggestion, role-playing, and other factors.
by Matt Nisbet
Hint: Focus on Community-Based Strategies and Avoid Denigrating Parents.
by Harriet Hall
February 16, 2017
Herman Pontzer describes new research findings that challenge our conventional wisdom about diet, exercise, and weight loss.
February 15, 2017
With his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins revolutionized the modern understanding of evolution by natural selection and sparked a passion for science in millions of readers across generations. Forty years later, Dawkins revisits his milestone work in Skeptical Inquirer...
by Rachel Ammirati, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Dean McKay
“As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession”