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.
Pop Culture and Questionable Cases
July 13, 2011
SKEPTICAL INQUIRER editor Kendrick Frazier reports from Doha, Qatar.
June 30, 2011
More than 700 science journalists from ninety countries—half of them from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East—are meeting on the outskirts of Doha ...
Why the Bem Experiments Are Not Parapsychology’s Next Big Thing
The world of news and blogs began buzzing in mid-November. A prominent psychologist, Daryl Bem of Cornell University, had posted a paper on his website...
Perhaps surprising for such a towering intellect, Martin was a modest and unassuming man.
August 2, 2010
Noted climate scientist Stephen H. Schneider of Stanford University died July 19, 2010, of an apparent heart attack while traveling in London.
January 6, 2010
If you are anything like me, reading is an essential part of life itself. For my generation, newspapers, books, and magazines...
Notes on the News: Deception, Notoriety, and Credulity in Our Infotainment Age
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...
The Scourge of Cancer
I doubt there are many families not affected in some way by the subject of our cover article—cancer.
Pew/AAAS Poll: Public Likes Science but Still Disagrees with Scientists on Controversial Issues
The public continues to like science and value scientists, but a new poll shows considerable gaps between how scientists...
Nigerian Scam Mastermind Sentenced in Australia
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.
Introducing Skepticism 2.0
There's nothing new about skepticism. People who think critically and analytically have been around since ancient times.
Cell Phones, Power Lines, Video Games…and Much Else
This issue demonstrates not only the variety of topics we tackle in the Skeptical Inquirer, but also...
John Maddox, Longtime Nature Editor and CSI Fellow, Dies
John Maddox, a pivotal figure in the world scientific community as twice editor of the esteemed scientific journal...
Nonreligious Portion of U.S. Population Growing, Survey Finds
What many secularists have long been contending--that their numbers are growing, and have consistently been underestimated...
Big Scientific Controversy over Little Hobbit People of Flores
Five years ago a stunning discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores rocked the field of paleoanthropology...
Science, Public Policy, and the Planetary Community
It’s What We Do
"Why did you write about [fill in the blank]?" That is a recurring question we get at the Skeptical Inquirer.
Life and Planet
Evolution, Climate Change. Two Grand Themes of AAAS Science Fest.
When the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to two French virologists for discovering and identifying the HIV virus...
As if more scientific support was needed, a new review of the evidence has again shown no link between vaccines and autism.
April 21, 2009
April 21, 2009
Commentary to appear in the March/April 2009 Skeptical Inquirer
Happy Birthday, Mr. Darwin
You are going to be hearing a lot about Charles Darwin this year. Deservedly so. February 12 was his 200th birthday...
The Obama White House could hardly have a more distinguished set of people in the key science positions.
The Winds message controversy does have lessons about burdens and pressures on pre-war American cryptology.
A new investigation by the NSA confirms that a Japanese message was not heard until after the attack on Pearl Harbor began.
Discovery of HIV Nets 2008 Nobel Prize for Two French Virologists
The discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been honored with a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology...
UFOs: Fact and Fiction—A Special Issue
UFOs fascinate the public and both amuse and frustrate science-minded skeptics. Oh, you thought UFOs were passé...