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44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments Demolished in Skeptical Inquirer

October 10, 2014

Defenders of dubious alternative medicine often make their case by attacking doctors and the larger Western medical profession, accusing them of such things as being in the pocket of “Big Pharma” or favoring the treatment of an illness’s symptoms over its root causes. But retired Air Force surgeon and skeptical activist Harriet Hall is having none of it.

Ann Druyan on Bringing COSMOS to Life: “I Was the Decider”

August 12, 2014

Ann Druyan faced constant resistance in her quest to bring the landmark series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey into being, dismissed by television executives and academics alike for her age, her lack of formal scientific credentials, and insistence on creative control. In two special interviews for Skeptical Inquirer magazine, she recounts how she persevered and succeeded in creating what turned out t

Skeptical Inquirer Asks: Can Religion Coexist with Science?

June 18, 2014

Belief in the Supernatural Collides with Reality in this Special Issue

Campaign Takes On Religion and Junk Science in Health Care

June 3, 2014

Center for Inquiry Promotes Science over Superstition in Reproductive Rights, Alt-Med, Vaccines, and More

The False Hope of Stanislaw Burzynski’s Cancer Treatments, in ‘Skeptical Inquirer’

February 12, 2014

Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski has been hawking unproven cancer treatments to desperate patients while facing repeated investigation by the authorities for decades. Skeptical Inquirer reveals the truth behind his dubious claims, and details the efforts by activists to rein him in and contain his damage.

The Cult of Islamic Creationism Uncovered in Skeptical Inquirer

December 16, 2013

The latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer explores the explosive popularity of both the man and the antievolution enterprise known as “Harun Yahya.”

Skeptic Authors Steven Salzberg and Joe Nickell to Receive Balles Prize in Critical Thinking

June 14, 2013

Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will each be awarded the 2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, to be presented by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry at the CFI Summit in October.

Skeptical Inquirer Newsletter: May 2013

May 23, 2013

Playing dice with the Skeptic’s Toolbox, Oliver Sacks and near-death experiences, and much more!

Hallucinating the Afterlife: Oliver Sacks Talks to Skeptical Inquirer about Near-Death Experiences a

April 22, 2013

Famed neuroscientist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks casts a critical eye on near-death testimonials from those who claim to have visited the afterlife, in a new interview with Skeptical Inquirer.

Invisible Beings, Psychic Horses, Alien Insects…Why Do We Believe This Stuff?

February 22, 2013

Invisible beings, horses that know their square roots, and alien bugs invading Denver—what makes so many people believe in these ludicrous ideas? The sharpest minds in science and skepticism confront the claims and phenomena that have us believing in that which is not there, and why we do it, all in the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer.

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