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Now Online: Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.4

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.4 Cover

  July/August 2014

Selected articles by:

  • Charles M. Wynn Sr.
  • Harriet Hall
  • Joe Nickell
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Ryan Shaffer
  • Scott O. Lilienfeld
  • Steven Novella

Latest Articles & News

The Rhetoric of Extraordinary Claim

The Rhetoric of Extraordinary Claim

by Peter J. Marston
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.5

Although unfamiliar to many skeptics, rhetorical analysis can provide a useful complement to the traditional critical thinking approaches that comprise the “skeptic’s toolbox.”

An Introduction to Homeopathy

An Introduction to Homeopathy

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.5

A brief guide to a popular alternative system of remedies based on a nineteenth-century concept that has no scientific validity.

Discovery’s Mountain of Mystery Mongering: The Mass Murdering Yeti

Discovery’s Mountain of Mystery Mongering: The Mass Murdering Yeti

by Ben Radford
Skeptical Inquirer · Special Report · Volume 38.5

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.

Scientists to Media: Stop Calling Climate Change Deniers “Skeptics”

Press Releases
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.

The $100,000 Flying Reindeer Challenge

The $100,000 Flying Reindeer Challenge

by The Independent Investigations Group
Special Articles
December 9, 2014

What happens when the Independent Investigations Group and CSI go after “the mother of all extraordinary claims”?

Deniers are not Skeptics

Deniers are not Skeptics

CSI News
December 5, 2014

Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term “skeptic.”