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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 »

Employment Opportunities: The Center for Inquiry is looking for a Web Developer. Read more »

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3 —
May/June 2015

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3 Cover

Articles by:

  • Ben Radford
  • Chris French
  • David H. Gorski
  • David Morrison
  • Harriet Hall
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kenneth W. Krause
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Robert Sheaffer
  • Steven Novella
  • Susan Gerbic
  • Thomas Patterson
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Monster Catfish: Investigating a Whopper

Monster Catfish: Investigating a Whopper

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Inquirer · Investigative Files · Volume 39.1

There are different versions—folklore at work—regarding the origins of both the giant fish and the old photo. Some say the picture is genuine, while others insist that it is not.

Skeptical Ambassador

Skeptical Ambassador

by Jim Underdown
Special Articles
April 16, 2015

Sometimes we become so embroiled in our own affairs that we forget there are skeptic and humanist allies all over the world and things to see that underscore our causes. And so I was reminded on a recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa via London, England.

Peddlers of Medical Misinformation Exposed in a Special ‘Skeptical Inquirer’

Peddlers of Medical Misinformation Exposed in a Special ‘Skeptical Inquirer’

Press Releases
April 15, 2015

Misinformation in medicine has reached a fever pitch in the media, in public policy, and even within respected medical institutions. A new special edition of Skeptical Inquirer delves deep into a problem that includes—and goes far beyond—the anti-vaccination movement, with quack health gurus,    scientific journals, and even entire governments promoting dangerous pseudoscience as medicin

Ideology Versus Public Health

Ideology Versus Public Health

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
April 10, 2015

Indiana has been in the news lately, and most of what we’re hearing isn’t good.

The Trent UFO Photos—‘Best’ of All Time—Finally Busted?

The Trent UFO Photos—‘Best’ of All Time—Finally Busted?

by Robert Sheaffer
Skeptical Inquirer · Psychic Vibrations · Volume 39.1

Once again, farmer Paul Trent’s famous UFO photos from McMin­nville, Oregon, are a hot topic in UFOlogy.

The Amazing Randi’s Most Extraordinary Escape, Part 2

The Amazing Randi’s Most Extraordinary Escape, Part 2

by Massimo Polidoro
Skeptical Inquirer · Notes on a Strange World · Volume 39.1

So, how did The Amazing Randi escape not only from the cell that kept him a prisoner but also from the building of the police station in Valleyfield Quebec? Here is the ingenious solution devised by Randi.