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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 39.1 —
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

Some Popular Global Warming Factoids

by John Eades
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

Norman Mailer coined the word factoids to describe facts that have no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper, but once they do appear they are accepted without question. Some global warming deniers are especially fond of them.

Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens

Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens

by Matthew J. Sharps, Schuyler W. Liao, and Megan R. Herrera
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

Research on belief in the 2012 “apocalypse” demonstrates that specific psychological processes contributed directly to the maintenance of paranormal apocalyptic beliefs, even after the apocalypse did not occur.

Anti-Science Trends at Mid-Decade

Anti-Science Trends at Mid-Decade

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
January 23, 2015

What successes and failures have we encountered in the decade since Controversial Therapies first came out? It seems to me that the results have been decidedly mixed.

Two decades of skepticism in Hungary: A personal view

Two decades of skepticism in Hungary: A personal view

by András G. Pintér
Special Articles
January 22, 2015

“Let me share a few thoughts on how we Hungarians are doing nowadays with our skeptical movement and what I see our greatest challenges to be.”

A szkepticizmus két évtizede Magyarországon - Személyes vélemény

A szkepticizmus két évtizede Magyarországon - Személyes vélemény

by Pintér András Gábor
Special Articles
January 22, 2015

Erre az alapgondolatra építve hadd osszam meg a tisztelt olvasóval néhány észrevételemet arról, hogyan is áll jelenleg a magyar szkeptikus mozgalom, és miben látom a legnagyobb kihívást.

Feeding the Mind—Challenging the Myths—Science Babe

Feeding the Mind—Challenging the Myths—Science Babe

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
January 16, 2015

Yvette Guinevere has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in forensic science. She’s been a chemistry professor, explosives chemist, toxicology chemist, analytical chemist—and has recently taken up running the Science Babe site full time.