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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 »

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Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2 —
March/April 2015

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2 Cover

Articles by:

  • Ben Radford
  • James McGaha
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kylie Sturgess
  • Martin Gardner
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Peter Huston
  • Robert Sheaffer
  • Willem Betz
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

A Response to Lars Andersen: A New Level of Archery – Interview with Anna Maltese

A Response to Lars Andersen: A New Level of Archery – Interview with Anna Maltese

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
March 6, 2015

Anna Maltese, an artist, digital painter and archer, joined forces with long-time skeptical filmmaker John Rael, to produce A Response to Lars Andersen: a New Level of Archery.

The Politics of Science and the Science of Politics

The Politics of Science and the Science of Politics

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
March 4, 2015

Or: What Do Bill Maher, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Rand Paul, and Chris Christie Have In Common?

A Scientist In Wonderland – Interview with Edzard Ernst

A Scientist In Wonderland – Interview with Edzard Ernst

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
February 27, 2015

Professor Ernst’s reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods led to an appointment as the world’s first chair in alternative medicine.

Defending Science-Based Medicine: 44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments ...and Their Rebuttals

Defending Science-Based Medicine: 44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments ...and Their Rebuttals

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

Supporters of alternative medicine and purveyors of quack remedies love to criticize conventional medicine and science. They keep repeating the same tired arguments that are easily rebutted. This handy guide will help skeptics answer common criticisms from doctor-bashers.

Sweet Science of Seduction or Scam? Evaluating eHarmony

Sweet Science of Seduction or Scam? Evaluating eHarmony

by Ben Radford
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

The popular online dating site eHarmony claims that its matching methods are both successful and scientific. But a closer look at the evidence suggests otherwise.

Video Game Violence and Pseudoscience: Bad Science, Fear, and Politics

Video Game Violence and Pseudoscience: Bad Science, Fear, and Politics

by Christopher J. Ferguson
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

Research continues to find that violent video games play a negligible role in societal violence. But the politics of a culture war won’t let the idea go.