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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 41.4 —
July/August 2017

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.4 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Gary Posner
  • James Randi
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Philip J. Senter
  • Stuart Vyse
  • Terence Hines
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Principles of Curiosity Review

Principles of Curiosity Review

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Guerrilla Skepticism
July 24, 2017

Susan Gerbic Reviews a New Skeptoid Media Production, Principles of Curiosity

SkeptiCal 2017

SkeptiCal 2017

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Special Report
July 20, 2017

Race, Pornography, Fake News, Eclipse, Brain Myths, Popular Assumptions, and the Magic of Science…

“We shall see if the spirits are willing” - Meet CSICon Speaker Mark Edward

“We shall see if the spirits are willing” - Meet CSICon Speaker Mark Edward

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · CSICon
July 19, 2017

Everyone will have the opportunity to learn how to cold read up close and personal and there may be some amazing other more experimental things that will happen.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emmys: An Amelia Earhart Special (Non)Mystery Post-Mortem

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emmys: An Amelia Earhart Special (Non)Mystery Post-Mortem

by Benjamin Radford
Special Articles · Special Report
July 18, 2017

Going beyond the evidence is routinely seen on reality television…

NECSS 2017 Honors the Past While Looking Ahead

NECSS 2017 Honors the Past While Looking Ahead

by Russ Dobler
Special Articles · Special Report
July 17, 2017

Not even an “act of God” could keep a full day of Science-Based Medicine talks from kicking things off on Friday, June 30

UFOs Marathon: Seventy Years of Flying Saucers, Science, Myth, and Fiction

UFOs Marathon: Seventy Years of Flying Saucers, Science, Myth, and Fiction

by Alejandro Borgo, Carlos Domínguez, and Francisco Rinaldi
Special Articles
July 11, 2017

The event was supported—among others—by CFI Argentina and was entirely dedicated to flying saucers and on several subjects related to them.