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Now Online: Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2 Cover

  March/April 2014

Selected articles by:

  • David H. Gorski
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kenneth L. Feder
  • Robert Blaskiewicz
  • Ronald A. Lindsay
  • Susan Gerbic

Latest Articles & News

CFI/Argentina Report (Partial)

CFI/Argentina Report (Partial)

by Alejandro Borgo
Special Articles
August 29, 2014

Recent activities, events, and appearances from CFI/Argentina.

CSI Announces Paul Offit As Winner of the 2013 Balles Prize

CSI Announces Paul Offit As Winner of the 2013 Balles Prize

by Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director
Skeptical Inquirer · News & Comment · Volume 38.4

It is for a literary endeavor, perhaps no less valuable than his scientific work, that Dr. Paul Offit is the 2013 recipient of the Robert P. Balles Annual Prize in Critical Thinking.

Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate

Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate

by Bill Nye
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.3

Bill Nye gives his own first-person view of this much-watched and much-discussed debate, the circumstances surrounding it, his preparations and strategy, and the reasons he decided to take part.

Connecticut’s Hidden Animals?

Connecticut’s Hidden Animals?

by Kenneth L. Feder
Skeptical Inquirer · Forum · Volume 38.3

The rational part of my mind recognized almost immediately thereafter that the identification I had come up with was nonsensical. But was it?

The ‘200 Demons’ House: A Skeptical Demonologist’s Report

The ‘200 Demons’ House: A Skeptical Demonologist’s Report

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Inquirer · Investigative Files · Volume 38.3

Sparking an international media frenzy, a house in Gary, Indiana, was—according to two unnamed “clairvoyants”—besieged by over 200 demons.

Health Risk from Fukushima Radiation

Health Risk from Fukushima Radiation

by Steven Novella
Skeptical Inquirer · The Science of Medicine · Volume 38.3

Fear is a powerful emotion with clear protective functions. However, fear is not always adaptive.