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.
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...
Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 24, 2008Kendrick Frazier's Commentary to appear in the March/April 2009 Skeptical Inquirer
Purdue Panel Finds Scientific Misconduct in Researcher’s Bubble Fusion Reports
A Purdue University panel has found a researcher guilty of scientific misconduct in a case of bubble, or desktop, fusion.
Keeping Ahead of the News
We have plenty of riches for you in this issue: five articles, four commentaries, three book reviews, two Forum columns...
A Trio of Questionable Medical Treatments
The three articles under the theme "Questionable Medical Treatments" in this issue delve into problems with modern medicine...
Clarke, Cognition, and the Presidential Campaign
This issue's tributes to Arthur C. Clarke stand as soaring testaments to that seminal figure of the twentieth century.
Kendrick Frazier remembers Arthur C. Clarke
How to Study Reincarnation: Guidelines for Research
Is there a way to empirically study claims of reincarnation to satisfy scientific standards?
Brain Neuroimaging Experiments find ‘Evidence against Existence of Psi’ ... or Do They?
Can imaging of the brain help resolve the debate over whether psi exists or not? Two researchers at Harvard University...
Dangers of Animal Rights Extremists
We haven't before dealt in our pages with the dangers of the extreme animal rights movement...
The Force of Change in China
Our founder Paul Kurtz and I present two reports on China in this issue. They arise out of a stimulating world congress...
In case you were wondering, there really is a reality out there independent of human observers.
Daniel Dennett used his talk on the final morning of the China conference to call for an end to the indoctrination of children.
In the nearly 20 years since our last visit to China, the country has undergone a stunning economic and physical transformation.
A Painful Legal Case is Resolved in Favor of Open Inquiry
I hope everyone will read Carol Tavris's report in this issue on the resolution of a legal case that threatened...
Out of Body and in the Lab: New Experiments Stimulate Seeing Self Elsewhere
Two sets of studies published independently in the same issue of the journal Science demonstrate how...
Protecting Our Valuable Vaccine Programs
Benjamin Franklin championed vaccinations in the early years of our nation. In the past half-century or so, widespread...