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 24, 2017
“I care about teaching my students about skepticism. And CSICon is a place where I can meet up with folks interested in the same things.”
by Michael Marshall
The inevitable downside to a movement with no center is a lack of a figurehead to drive activism and direct enthusiasm into effective pursuits, meaning opportunities to counter pseudoscience directly and publicly sometimes pass by, with local groups focusing their energies on their own local activities.
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.