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.
Velikovsky Papers to Princeton University
The papers of Russian-born American author Immanuel Velikovsky have a new home in the Princeton University Library.
Evolution and the ID Wars
We devote the core of this issue to Evolution and the ID Wars. The "Intelligent Design" movement is the most pernicious...
Obesity Epidemic? Elixirs of Life? Where’s the Truth?
Are we in the midst of an obesity epidemic? And if so, what does that mean for our health, really?
Time for Science to Go on the Offense
We have seen another turbulent several months in science's latest battles with the evolution-deniers.
Science, Seeing, and Cosmological Worldviews
Ray Hyman's cover article describes tests he, Wiseman, and Skolnick carried out on the so-called Russian "girl with X-ray eyes."
New Government Peer Review Leaves Cold Fusion Still Out in the Cold
A new government peer review of scientific claims for cold fusion has left the matter pretty much where it was fifteen years...
Evolution and Evidence
Evolution is exceptionally successful as the scientific explanation of observed changes over time in the living world...
Randi: That’s Amazing
The special event the second night was "Randi: That's Amazing," billed as "A 'Magical' Evening with James Randi."
The World of Galileo Galilei
As befitted a conference outside Padua, the first evening featured a special event, "The World of Galileo Galilei."
Kendrick Frazier's comments
In the Land of Galileo, Fifth World Skeptics Congress Solves Mysteries, Champions Scientific Outlook
The legacy of Galileo shone like a brilliant star throughout the Fifth World Skeptics Congress...
French Group Tests Man’s Claims to Sense a Person’s Presence
Controlled, double-blind tests of a therapeutic touch practitioner's claims to be able to feel a "signal" or "fluid"...
The Path to Discovery and the Impact on Culture
It wasn't an earth-shaking discovery. It didn't fundamentally revamp our cultural and cosmological worldview.
CSICOP Albuquerque Conference Has Fun Exposing Hoaxes, Myths and Manias
A few notes from the recent CSICOP conference
Scams, intelligent design, urban legends, fringe psychotherapies get critical attention
There is a new need for rationality and reason-as well as courage and resoluteness-in defense of freedom and democracy...
Kendrick Frazier's introductory comments
Kendrick Frazier reflects on the first 25 years of Skeptical Inquirer
Editor's note on this issue
Review of Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
The skeptical movement has gone from an idea in the minds of a few colleagues to a widely recognized international network.
His mind is highly philosophical, at home with the most abstract concepts, yet his thinking and writing crackle with clarity.
News items from May / June 1997
It began with a stirring live symphonic performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets...