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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

The mission of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.

Deniers are not Skeptics: An Open Letter

Reason for Change: A CFI Conference in Buffalo, NY, June 11-15 2015

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 »

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Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.1 —
January/February 2015

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.1 Cover

Articles by:

  • Ben Radford
  • Dale DeBakcsy
  • Eve Siebert
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kenneth W. Krause
  • Martin Gardner
  • Massimo Pigliucci
  • Massimo Pigliucci
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Rob Boston
  • Robert Sheaffer
  • Ryan Shaffer
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

A Scientist In Wonderland – Interview with Edzard Ernst

A Scientist In Wonderland – Interview with Edzard Ernst

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
February 27, 2015

Professor Ernst’s reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods led to an appointment as the world’s first chair in alternative medicine.

Defending Science-Based Medicine: 44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments ...and Their Rebuttals

Defending Science-Based Medicine: 44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments ...and Their Rebuttals

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

Supporters of alternative medicine and purveyors of quack remedies love to criticize conventional medicine and science. They keep repeating the same tired arguments that are easily rebutted. This handy guide will help skeptics answer common criticisms from doctor-bashers.

Sweet Science of Seduction or Scam? Evaluating eHarmony

Sweet Science of Seduction or Scam? Evaluating eHarmony

by Ben Radford
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

The popular online dating site eHarmony claims that its matching methods are both successful and scientific. But a closer look at the evidence suggests otherwise.

Video Game Violence and Pseudoscience: Bad Science, Fear, and Politics

Video Game Violence and Pseudoscience: Bad Science, Fear, and Politics

by Christopher J. Ferguson
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

Research continues to find that violent video games play a negligible role in societal violence. But the politics of a culture war won’t let the idea go.

Operation Ice Cream Cone

Operation Ice Cream Cone

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles
February 10, 2015

My goal is two-fold: first to catch a psychic in a hot-read and second to report back in detail to the skeptical community in order to train and encourage others to continue where we left off.

Dr. Phil and the Hummingbird

Dr. Phil and the Hummingbird

by Jim Underdown
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

A medium made a seemingly impressive guess about a hummingbird on a national television talk show. A follow-up investigation finds it not so striking after all—for the birds, in fact.