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
Although unfamiliar to many skeptics, rhetorical analysis can provide a useful complement to the traditional critical thinking approaches that comprise the “skeptic’s toolbox.”
by Harriet Hall
A brief guide to a popular alternative system of remedies based on a nineteenth-century concept that has no scientific validity.
by Ben Radford
A much-hyped two-hour Discovery Channel “documentary” delved into a decades-old pseudo-mystery known as the Dyatlov Pass incident in which nine Russian skiers died under unclear circumstances in the Ural Mountains.
December 10, 2014
Prominent scientists, science communicators, and skeptic activists, including Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” physicist Lawrence Krauss, Cosmos co-creator Ann Druyan, and many others are calling on the news media to stop using the word “skeptic” when referring to those who refuse to accept the reality of climate change, and instead refer to them by what they really are: science deniers.
by The Independent Investigations Group
December 9, 2014
What happens when the Independent Investigations Group and CSI go after “the mother of all extraordinary claims”?
December 5, 2014
Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term “skeptic.”