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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

The New Zealand Moa: From Extinct Bird to Cryptid

The New Zealand Moa: From Extinct Bird to Cryptid

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Briefs · Investigative Files · Volume 27.1

Cryptids are of two types: either (1) unknown species, such as Bigfoot or at one time the Mountain Gorilla; or (2) known species that supposedly become extinct but may have survived and could be rediscovered.

Los campos electromagnéticos ¿pueden crear fantasmas?

by Ben Radford, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Skeptical Inquirer · Skeptical Inquiree · Volume 41.3

Si usted está seguro de que los fantasmas son reales (y no el producto de alucinaciones inducidas por CMEs), no hay lógica ni razón alguna para usar un dispositivo para detectar dichos CMEs.

Curated Crowdsourcing in UFO Investigations

Curated Crowdsourcing in UFO Investigations

by Mick West
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 27.1

Since this flying object was unidentified, the video footage ended up at the Committee for Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA), the official UFO investigating body of the Chilean DGAC.

TIES Weekly Update–May 16 and May 23, 2017

TIES Weekly Update–May 16 and May 23, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
Special Articles · TIES
May 25, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

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…”