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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.

Skeptical Inquirer Newsletter: January 2013

January 11, 2013

  • Belief in the Apocalypse That Wasn’t Examined in Skeptical Inquirer
  • 2012: Year of the Nickell 
  • Special Articles at
  • Eyes on the Balles Prize
  • Save the Date for the Skeptic’s Toolbox

Harriet Hall and Steven Novella Join Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s Executive Council

November 21, 2012

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is proud to announce that two luminaries of science and skepticism, CSI Fellows Harriet Hall and Steven Novella, have been elected to the Committee’s Executive Council.

Benjamin Radford’s “Tracking the Chupacabra” Nominated for Book of the Year

April 6, 2012

The book is the product of five years of research and investigation into the mythical vampiric creature.

Bill Nye Wins In Praise of Reason Award

January 20, 2012

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” received the In Praise of Reason Award

Academy Honors 17 for Major Contributions to Science

January 19, 2012

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 17 individuals with awards

Report Calls for End to Federal Funding for Study of Alternative Medicine

November 22, 2011

A full report will be available in the January/February issue of Skeptical Inquirer

The 9/11 Truth Movement a Decade Later

August 31, 2011

The 9/11 Truthers have redefined their mission

Petition Seeks FDA Review of Homeopathic Drugs

August 30, 2011

Additional petitions specifically target Boiron’s marketing practices

CSI Awards Balles Prize

June 13, 2011

Steven Novella Receives the Annual Prize in Critical Thinking

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