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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 41.3 —
May/June 2017

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.3 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Bertha Vazquez
  • Glenn Branch
  • Harriet Hall
  • James Randi
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Stuart Vyse
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Maria Konnikova Wins Critical Thinking Prize from CSI for “The Confidence Game”

Maria Konnikova Wins Critical Thinking Prize from CSI for “The Confidence Game”

Press Releases
May 18, 2017

In her acclaimed bestselling book The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It…Every Time, New Yorker staff writer Maria Konnikova reveals the nefarious tricks of the con artist’s trade, showing us how frauds and charlatans manipulate us by playing on our vulnerabilities and what we perceive to be our best qualities.

The Lore and Lure of the Northern Lights

The Lore and Lure of the Northern Lights

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

“I didn’t just want to write a science book… I wanted to celebrate the beauty and magic of the aurora and how captivating it is, and also explore the history of Arctic exploration and the cultures there…”

El jesuita mexicano que fotografiaba espíritus

El jesuita mexicano que fotografiaba espíritus

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
Special Articles · ¡Paparruchas!
May 16, 2017

El padre Carlos María de Heredia asombró con sus demostraciones de fenómenos mediúmnicos a los estadounidenses en los años 20 del siglo pasado.

Exorcism, magic and dreams interpretation on Arabic TV channels

by Omar Meriwani
Special Articles
May 15, 2017

Arabic speaking countries are currently witnessing a new phenomenon: religious superstition satellite channels.

TIES Weekly update - May 8, 2017

TIES Weekly update - May 8, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
Special Articles · TIES
May 11, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

Surviving the Misinformation Age

Surviving the Misinformation Age

by David J. Helfand
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 41.3

For ourselves and our society, survival in the current era requires adopting scientific habits of mind.