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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues. It encourages the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community, the media, and the public.

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Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.5 —
September/October 2016

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.5 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Bill Nye
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • Edzard Ernst
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kenneth W. Krause
  • Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Martin Bridgstock
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Alabama School Panic: Is ‘Clown Lockdown’ the New Normal?

Alabama School Panic: Is ‘Clown Lockdown’ the New Normal?

by Benjamin Radford
Special Articles · Special Report
September 22, 2016

Any other time reports of threatening clowns would likely have been ignored or dismissed, but these copycat clown incidents come at a time when very real terroristic threats and school shootings are in the news.

From TAM to CSICon: An Interview with Ray Hall and Katie Dyer

From TAM to CSICon: An Interview with Ray Hall and Katie Dyer

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Online Extras
September 22, 2016

Ray and I have started evaluating the effects of educational interventions on pseudoscience belief. This interest seems shared by skeptics who wonder how to educate others, whether formally or informally.

Return of the Grief Vampire Tyler Henry

Return of the Grief Vampire Tyler Henry

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles
September 20, 2016

Tyler Henry’s skill lies in his ability to nod in agreement to every statement as if he already knew that. His repertoire of facial expressions is wonderfully entertaining.

Pseudorelatos sobre el chupacabras

Pseudorelatos sobre el chupacabras

by Benjamin Radford, traducido por Alejandro Borgo – CFI/Argentina
Skeptical Inquirer · Online Extra · Volume 40.1

La mayoría de la gente da por sentado que el chupacabras, como sus hermanos Piegrande y Nessie, apareció hace décadas o siglos. Sin embargo, el origen de este misterioso vampiro bestial se remonta a un testigo portorriqueño que vio la película Species en 1995, en la que aparecía un monstruo casi idéntico.

Scoping the Sciences

Scoping the Sciences

by LaRae Meadows
Special Articles
September 16, 2016

Scientists and their champions are leveraging Periscope as a tool for making the ravine between scientific ignorance and scientific knowledge narrower in an effort to improve public understanding.

The Challenges of Science Communication: An Interview with Kevin Folta

The Challenges of Science Communication: An Interview with Kevin Folta

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles
September 15, 2016

People don’t understand that genetic engineering can provide tremendous solutions to contemporary problems and help people and the environment. The average citizen needs to realize that we spend tons of public money to solve problems