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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

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.”

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.

In the Media: 2014 Activities of Joe Nickell

In the Media: 2014 Activities of Joe Nickell

by Joe Nickell
Special Articles
January 12, 2015

In the middle of his fifth decade of investigating the world’s strangest mysteries, CSI’s Senior Research Fellow Joe Nickell continued to address paranormal, historical, and forensic mysteries—both in new investigations and media appearances.

The Kaspar Hauser Mystery

by Romeo Vitelli
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 24.2

On May 26, 1828 (Easter Monday), two men were talking together in the Unschlittplatz near Nuremberg’s New Gate when they were approached by a teenage boy. By all accounts, he was a fresh-complexioned boy of about seventeen years of age dressed like a peasant.

Five Myths about Airport Security

by Richard E. Wackrow
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 24.2

An estimated $57 billion has been spent on airport security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Yet, since its inception in November 2001, the Transportation Security Administration has neither prevented nor failed to prevent a terrorist from hijacking or taking down a passenger plane.