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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.

A World Treasure

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Perhaps surprising for such a towering intellect, Martin was a modest and unassuming man.

Tributes to Steve Schneider

August 2, 2010
Tributes to Steve Schneider

Noted climate scientist Stephen H. Schneider of Stanford University died July 19, 2010, of an apparent heart attack while traveling in London.

Reading, the New Media, and the New Skepticism: What’s Going On?

January 6, 2010

If you are anything like me, reading is an essential part of life itself. For my generation, newspapers, books, and magazines...

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Notes on the News: Deception, Notoriety, and Credulity in Our Infotainment Age

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

News & Comment

The media frenzy about a homemade balloon launch supposedly carrying a Fort Collins, Colorado, family's six-year old son into the sky and the resulting...

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The Scourge of Cancer

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

From the Editor

I doubt there are many families not affected in some way by the subject of our cover article—cancer.

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Pew/AAAS Poll: Public Likes Science but Still Disagrees with Scientists on Controversial Issues

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

News & Comment

The public continues to like science and value scientists, but a new poll shows considerable gaps between how scientists...

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Nigerian Scam Mastermind Sentenced in Australia

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

News & Comment

We've all seen the e-mails from Nigeria insisting wealth can be ours if we help the writer get his money out of the country.

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Introducing Skepticism 2.0

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

From the Editor

There's nothing new about skepticism. People who think critically and analytically have been around since ancient times.

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Cell Phones, Power Lines, Video Games…and Much Else

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

From the Editor

This issue demonstrates not only the variety of topics we tackle in the Skeptical Inquirer, but also...

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John Maddox, Longtime Nature Editor and CSI Fellow, Dies

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

News & Comment

John Maddox, a pivotal figure in the world scientific community as twice editor of the esteemed scientific journal...

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Nonreligious Portion of U.S. Population Growing, Survey Finds

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

News & Comment

What many secularists have long been contending--that their numbers are growing, and have consistently been underestimated...

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Big Scientific Controversy over Little Hobbit People of Flores

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

From the Editor

Five years ago a stunning discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores rocked the field of paleoanthropology...

Highlights of CFI’s Twelfth World Congress: Science, Public Policy, and the Planetary Community

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

Special Report
Highlights of CFI’s Twelfth World Congress: Science, Public Policy, and the Planetary Community

Science, Public Policy, and the Planetary Community

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It’s What We Do

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

From the Editor

"Why did you write about [fill in the blank]?" That is a recurring question we get at the Skeptical Inquirer.

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Life and Planet

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

Article

Evolution, Climate Change. Two Grand Themes of AAAS Science Fest.

Scientists Hail Gallo’s ‘Unsung’ Role in Nobel HIV/AIDS Discovery

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

News & Comment

When the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to two French virologists for discovering and identifying the HIV virus...

More Studies Reject Vaccine-Autism Link

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

News & Comment

As if more scientific support was needed, a new review of the evidence has again shown no link between vaccines and autism.

The Planets on New Year’s Day

April 21, 2009
The Planets on New Year’s Day

Planetary photography

Science, Reason, and the Obama Administration

April 21, 2009

Commentary to appear in the March/April 2009 Skeptical Inquirer

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Darwin

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

From the Editor

You are going to be hearing a lot about Charles Darwin this year. Deservedly so. February 12 was his 200th birthday...

Science, Reason, and the Obama Administration

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

Comment and Opinion

The Obama White House could hardly have a more distinguished set of people in the key science positions.

Lessons about Burdens on American Cryptology

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

Featurette

The Winds message controversy does have lessons about burdens and pressures on pre-war American cryptology.

The Pearl Harbor ‘Winds Message’ Controversy: A New Critical Evaluation

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

Article
The Pearl Harbor ‘Winds Message’ Controversy: A New Critical Evaluation

A new investigation by the NSA confirms that a Japanese message was not heard until after the attack on Pearl Harbor began.

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Discovery of HIV Nets 2008 Nobel Prize for Two French Virologists

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

News & Comment

The discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been honored with a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology...

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UFOs: Fact and Fiction—A Special Issue

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

From the Editor

UFOs fascinate the public and both amuse and frustrate science-minded skeptics. Oh, you thought UFOs were passé...

Science, Reason, and the Obama Administration

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 24, 2008
Kendrick Frazier's Commentary to appear in the March/April 2009 Skeptical Inquirer

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Purdue Panel Finds Scientific Misconduct in Researcher’s Bubble Fusion Reports

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

News & Comment

A Purdue University panel has found a researcher guilty of scientific misconduct in a case of bubble, or desktop, fusion.

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Keeping Ahead of the News

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

From the Editor

We have plenty of riches for you in this issue: five articles, four commentaries, three book reviews, two Forum columns...

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A Trio of Questionable Medical Treatments

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.5, September / October 2008

From the Editor

The three articles under the theme "Questionable Medical Treatments" in this issue delve into problems with modern medicine...

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Clarke, Cognition, and the Presidential Campaign

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

From the Editor

This issue's tributes to Arthur C. Clarke stand as soaring testaments to that seminal figure of the twentieth century.

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