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.
That a book so forthrightly titled could reach the best seller lists may tell us something about a shifting cultural climate.
Energy Department Will End Most Polygraph Testing
After years of controversy, ranging from complaints from national labs' scientists to a critical National Academy of Sciences...
It’s CSI Now, Not CSICOP
CSICOP's name has been shortened. The Executive Council of CSICOP has formally adopted a shorter name for the organization...
Men of the Cosmos
It seems entirely fitting that our cover article in appreciation of Carl Sagan is written by David Morrison.
CBS's popular Friday night drama uses mathematics, reason, and rationality to help the FBI solve major crime mysteries.
December 4, 2006
The Executive Council of CSICOP has formally adopted a shorter name for the organization: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
Obituaries for James Harvey Young and Karl T. Pflock
Leakey Fights Church Campaign to Downgrade Kenya Museum’s Human Fossils
Famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is giving no quarter to powerful evangelical church leaders who are pressing Kenya's...
Art, Science, and Creativity
Art stimulated my early interest in science. Chesley Bonestell's stunning paintings envisioning Earth from orbit...
Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is giving no quarter to evangelical leaders who are pressing Kenyas national museum...
The Vigorous Science of Evolution
I received a letter the other day that got me thinking...
Explanatory Frameworks and Investigative Exposés
For every issue of SI we try to provide a nourishing variety of material. First, there's the variety of types of material...
When Paul Kurtz brought us to Buffalo 30 ago to found CSICOP, the nation was awash in what he called "The New Irrationalisms."
U.S. ‘Out on a Limb by Ourselves’ in Evolution Rejection, Jon Miller Tells AAAS
Americans do embrace science and technology, says Jon D. Miller of Northwestern--with the notable exception of evolution.
AAAS Events, Statement Expound Evolution, Decry ID
If this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is any guide, no one can complain...
Are We Alone? A Searching Look at SETI
Are we alone in the Universe? The question reverberates across the centuries. But the generations alive today are the first...
Evolution Science’s Top Story of the Year
Each December, the editors of Science magazine, one of the world's leading scientific journals, review the most...
In Landmark Dover Decision, Judge Rules ID Is Not Science, Teaching It Is Unconstitutional
It was clear, strong, eloquent, and decisive. It ruled broadly on the merits of the case. And it dealt a stinging rebuke to...
Court Decision in Dover Case a Victory for Good Science
The court decision in the Dover Intelligent Design case is cause for jubilation. For all of us who care deeply about science...
SI Editor Kendrick Frazier Elected a Fellow of the AAAS
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Kendrick Frazier, Editor of...
Memory Wars and Monster Stories
Cases involving dubious claims of recovered memories of supposed past abuses brought out in therapy--often under hypnosis or...
Top 25 Science Questions: A Stimulating List of What We Don’t Know
Science thrives on seeking solutions to unanswered questions.
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."