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.
January 28, 2013
Ever wonder what the love child of the British version of The Office and an overheard conversation about science between two reasonably informed guys would grow up to be? Ok, maybe not, but Stuff You Should Know will answer the question anyway.
by Noah Nez
A quick search on the background of some of the speakers and sponsors reveals much of the same brand of pseudoscience that is found permeating through the entire institute, its offered programs, and the Wisdoms of the Origins conference.
In the nineteenth century, phrenology was hugely influential despite being totally invalid. Its history shows why we must be skeptical of any belief based solely on experience.
January 23, 2013
El humor es una magnífica herramienta no sólo para la divulgación del conocimiento, sino también en la lucha contra la pseudociencia, donde tan importante es tener razón como que parezca que uno la tiene.
by Ben Radford
January 18, 2013
A review of Science & Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics, by Chris Carter.
by Zack Kopplin
January 17, 2013
When I became a senior in high school, I finally recognized that no one had launched a repeal of the LSEA and no one was going to. For my high school senior project, I decided I had to stand up and take on creationism in Louisiana. I partnered with Senator Karen Carter Peterson, who has now sponsored two bills to repeal the LSEA.