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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.

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.4 —
July/August 2017

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.4 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Gary Posner
  • James Randi
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Philip J. Senter
  • Stuart Vyse
  • Terence Hines
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Ancient Navajo Cure for Hearing Loss: A Lesson in Spotting Red Flags

Ancient Navajo Cure for Hearing Loss: A Lesson in Spotting Red Flags

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
July 27, 2017

I’ve been getting emails advertising a lost Navajo remedy that can cure deafness. Nearly 33,500 people have allegedly reversed their hearing loss in just two weeks with this 100 percent natural treatment.

The Bloody Work of “Naturopathic Doctors” with Britt Hermes

The Bloody Work of “Naturopathic Doctors” with Britt Hermes

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · CSICon
July 25, 2017

So, I was one of these “naturopathic doctors.” I went to a school near Seattle named Bastyr University, which told prospective students that its curriculum was “just like” medical school.

Principles of Curiosity Review

Principles of Curiosity Review

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Guerrilla Skepticism
July 24, 2017

Susan Gerbic Reviews a New Skeptoid Media Production, Principles of Curiosity

SkeptiCal 2017

SkeptiCal 2017

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Special Report
July 20, 2017

Race, Pornography, Fake News, Eclipse, Brain Myths, Popular Assumptions, and the Magic of Science…

“We shall see if the spirits are willing” - Meet CSICon Speaker Mark Edward

“We shall see if the spirits are willing” - Meet CSICon Speaker Mark Edward

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · CSICon
July 19, 2017

Everyone will have the opportunity to learn how to cold read up close and personal and there may be some amazing other more experimental things that will happen.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emmys: An Amelia Earhart Special (Non)Mystery Post-Mortem

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emmys: An Amelia Earhart Special (Non)Mystery Post-Mortem

by Benjamin Radford
Special Articles · Special Report
July 18, 2017

Going beyond the evidence is routinely seen on reality television…