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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.

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 41.1 —
January/February 2017

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.1 Cover

Articles by:

  • Alan J. Scott
  • Benjamin Radford
  • Carrie Poppy
  • Harriet Hall
  • Joe Nickell
  • John Eades
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Robert Sheaffer
  • Stefaan Blancke
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

The True Story of The Bye Bye Man

The True Story of The Bye Bye Man

by Benjamin Radford
Special Articles · Special Report
January 20, 2017

From a folkloric perspective there are many red flags that the story of The Bye Bye Man (as Schneck described it to me and in his book—he didn’t write the screenplay) is fiction.

Why Skepticism?

by Steven Novella
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 40.5

I have come to understand that scientific skepticism is a weird beast that is often difficult to understand, especially from the outside.

On Homeopathy: The Undiluted Facts—An Interview with Edzard Ernst

On Homeopathy: The Undiluted Facts—An Interview with Edzard Ernst

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
January 17, 2017

Most people who are tempted to try homeopathy and even many users of homeopathy have little idea what this type of treatment is all about.

Science and Skepticism

Science and Skepticism

by Lawrence M. Krauss
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 40.5

These are the times that try men’s souls.” This was true when Thomas Paine uttered these words, and they remain true today.

How Can Skepticism Do Better?

by Scott O. Lilienfeld
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 40.5

We must begin to develop more effective means of disseminating the fruits of our labors to individuals who are skeptical of our skepticism.

Authority and Skepticism

by Daniel C. Dennett
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 40.5

One of the unwelcome side effects of the mostly wonderful democratization of knowledge that has been ushered in by the age of the Internet is that we are losing consensus on what to consult when settling a bet.