Skeptical Briefs is the quarterly newsletter of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is available by subscription. A subscription to Skeptical Briefs is independent of your subscription to the Skeptical Inquirer. It is published four times per year (in March, June, September, and December), and includes articles; news from skeptical groups across the country and around the world; and regular columnists Joe Nickell ("Investigative Files"), Lewis Jones ("Inklings"), Victor Stenger ("Reality Check"), Henry Huber ("Group News"); and Benjamin Radford ("Briefs Briefs"). It also includes a Hidden Messages puzzle in each issue by New Mexico physicist and skeptic David E. Thomas.
The notion that human consciousness can supervene the material principles of physics is often found in the literature on...
by Rob Boston
Many people associate Bigfoot, the mysterious eight-foot-tall man/ape creature of longstanding lore, with the Pacific Northwest.
by Joe Nickell
Two women noticed it first. The eyes of the Virgin Mary statue on the church's bell tower had begun to glow.
One of the main goals of the Peruvian Center for Investigation of Paranormal Claims, Pseudo-Sciences, and Irrationality...
The death of Elisabeth Targ by the same disease she was trying to cure by "distant healing" yields some new perspectives on...
by Joe Nickell
It was Monday, March 24, 2003, when the voice of CSICOP Executive Director Barry Karr came over my intercom...
We have always lived in uncertain times. It is understandable therefore how, in a world continually threatened by...
by Leo Igwe
At least twenty-five people suspected of being witches have been killed in Akwa Ibom state in southern Nigeria.
Evolution is often attacked as not being “good science.”
by The Editors
This year, as last, we received many fine entries for our Citizen Sane contest.