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
June 27, 2016
I attend as many skeptic conferences as I can, and each one has its own “flavor” and style. SkeptiCal differs from others by being a no-frills event, but without you noticing that those frills are missing.
by Joe Nickell
After my centennial article on Taulbee’s assassination appeared (Nickell 1990), I learned of a follow-up claim: Taulbee’s unrequited ghost haunts the steps that are still marked with his blood.
by Harriet Hall
June 23, 2016
In one sense it might actually make you smarter: if you can understand why its claims are questionable and can apply those lessons to other marketing claims.
June 22, 2016
A look at the history, influence, mysteries, and misconceptions about the field of genetics.
A standup comic doing explicitly skeptical material on a regular basis as part of his act is unusual.
June 17, 2016
Astrology has been disproved time and again through decades of vast and comprehensive studies, and yet its adherents remain unfazed. In Skeptical Inquirer, Geoffrey Dean builds upon his already-exhaustive research from thirty years ago to show that despite astrology having been thoroughly discredited, for many it still appears to them to have validity.