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.
Okay, I admit it. I'm an "X-Files" addict.
Recent trends in some academic circles have called into question conventional notions of truth and reality.
Interview with investigative reporter Kimberly Drake
by Robert Baker
We’ve long known that Art Bell, night radio’s paranoid propagandist, knows how to rave and rant.
One of the results of a long and checkered career is the accumulation of assorted information, most of which does me no good.
by Robert Baker
In 1994, we reported on Larry Dossey, who assured us that prayer can not only heal, but it also makes those who pray feel better
For the past decade I have been introducing the scientific method to my seventh graders in a unique way: I use the paranormal.
by Joe Nickell
Fifty years ago this summer, the modern UFO craze began...
by Monty Vierra
Taiwan has so far been spared much of the cult madness that elsewhere captures headlines...