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.
Latest Articles & News
by Joe Nickell
April 23, 2015
Science—and truth—have come under attack by an online article that bears the imprimatur of National Geographic.
by John Cook
April 22, 2015
Skepticism is at the heart of the scientific method. Genuine skeptics don’t come to conclusions until they’ve considered the full body of evidence. In contrast, people who deny well-established science come to conclusions first, and then reject any evidence that conflicts with their beliefs.
by Joe Nickell
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.
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.
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
by Stuart Vyse
April 10, 2015
Indiana has been in the news lately, and most of what we’re hearing isn’t good.