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.
by Lewis Jones
When the British Medical Association published its first report on "Alternative Therapy," it pointed out...
Pseudoscience has become more sophisticated and, perhaps, more mainstream than it used to be.
by Gary Posner
Everything you could ever want to know about alternative healthcare can be found in this one handy little book.
by Joe Nickell
A reader's response
by Tom Flynn with Tim Gorski
More than twelve hundred skeptics representing some twenty-four countries flocked here for the "20th birthday party" of CSICOP.
Some time ago, I subscribed to Prodigy and spent many bemused hours corresponding with denizens of their physics bulletin board.
by The Editors
A workshop on "Feats of the Wonder Workers" was held on March 23 and 24, 1996, at the Regency Plaza Hotel in San Diego.
by Robert Baker
Historians of the next century will no doubt regard January 1996 as the period of the greatest breakthrough in all of history.
by Eric Lee
I should begin by saying that this has always been a land in which the paranormal is normal.
by Joe Nickell
The question of bias is important since Levengood's attitudes and assumptions reveal him as a partisan crop-circle "believer."