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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.

Keep Health Care Safe and Secular: A Center for Inquiry Campaign

The FDA is giving serious consideration to our petition to require that all over-the-counter homeopathic drugs meet the standards of effectiveness applicable to non-homeopathic drugs. Read the letter from the FDA »

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.3 —
May/June 2016

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.3 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Harriet Hall
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kenneth W. Krause
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Robert Sheaffer
  • Scott O. Lilienfeld
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Syracuse, Apple, and Autism Pseudoscience

Syracuse, Apple, and Autism Pseudoscience

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
April 28, 2016

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and as it turns out it is the occasion for Apple Inc. to align itself with pseudoscience.

Illusions of Memory

Illusions of Memory

by Elizabeth Loftus
Skeptical Inquirer · Commentary · Volume 40.1

These are remarks by psychologist and CSI Fellow Elizabeth Loftus accepting an honorary doctorate at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

“Career” on Exorcism in Argentina

“Career” on Exorcism in Argentina

by Alejandro Borgo
Special Articles
April 26, 2016

Do you think that you are not going to be surprised taking a look at the paranormal world? You're probably wrong!

Una versión en español también está disponible

10 Astounding Moments in a Creationist Textbook: Revisting Of Pandas and People

10 Astounding Moments in a Creationist Textbook: Revisting Of Pandas and People

by Carrie Poppy
Special Articles · Poppycock
April 25, 2016

There’s a tricky thing about science. If you base your theory on gaps in scientific knowledge, your theory will only last until science closes those gaps.

The Clown in the Graveyard

The Clown in the Graveyard

by Mark Edward
Special Articles
April 20, 2016

As a so-called “psychic,” you can’t repeat the same readings over and over or fall back on old lines and platitudes. You have to seem fresh and appear to be picking up rapid-fire thoughts on a very personal basis. It has to look spontaneous.

The Truth About Cancer

The Truth About Cancer

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
April 20, 2016

I actually find it flattering when someone attacks me so stupidly. It means what I wrote was so accurate that they were unable to find anything they could legitimately criticize.