Kendrick Frazier is editor of the Skeptical Inquirer and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is editor of several anthologies, including Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience.
Today’s Celebrity Scientists
Just over forty years ago, the world was awash in unexamined paranormalism. But a scientific response to all the nonsense was beginning to brew.
May 8, 2015
New Mexicans for Science and Reason (NMSR) has been proudly on its own for twenty-five years. But it had its origin in a national and even international movement to help spread science-based skepticism around the country and the world.
A Special Issue on Medical Misinformation
A Few Changes, and with Randi Down Under
44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments . . . and Harriet Hall’s Rebuttals
The Great Freethinker We Owe A Big Debt
A review of The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby
Why We Believe: New Research, New Understanding
Kendrick Frazier Asks Ann Druyan about the New Cosmos
The Cosmos Odyssey of Ann Druyan
Science and Religion: New Questions and Issues
Skeptics, Humanists Come Together in Tacoma in First Joint Conference: Skepticism, Humanism, or Both?
The Burzynski Affair: Forty Years and Counting
A Philosophical Mind Considers the Universe (and Us)
A review of The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz
Sweden is the home of a large and vibrant skeptics group and was the able host of the 2013 European Skeptics Congress, August 23–25, in Stockholm.
Creationism Gone Global
I want to give some brief historical perspective about the skeptical movement, take a look at some new trends, and revisit a theme I’ve emphasized before, reminding ourselves why we do this: the higher values of skeptical inquiry.
Cautions and Enthusiasms
Wildly Wrong, Psychics Shouldn’t Get a Free Pass
Violence, Here and Above
September 16, 2013
It awards the Nobel Prizes in science and proudly portrays not a political figure but one of its most eminent scientists on its ubiquitous 100-kronor note (about $16). So it is hardly surprising that Sweden is the home of a large and vibrant skeptics group and was the able host of the 2013 European Skeptics Congress (ESC), August 23–25, in Stockholm.
Admiration and Disapprobation
Experiments attempting to replicate Bem’s results were quickly conducted at various universities, but none were accepted for publication by Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Now the journal has had an apparent change of heart.
A Lively CSICon 2012 Nashville Eyes Latest Trends in Science, Pseudoscience, and Belief
A Good Look at Invisibility
Courage, Optimism, and Thinking Big: An Exuberant Life Well Lived
Exuberant Champion of the New Enlightenment
Can We Have Civilized Conversations about Touchy Science Policy Issues?
Phrenology’s Lessons for Today