Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is published by the Center for Inquiry in association with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Six times per year Skeptical Inquirer publishes critical scientific evaluations of all manner of controversial and extraordinary claims, including but not limited to paranormal and fringe-science matters, and informed discussion of all relevant issues. In addition to news, articles, book reviews, and investigations on a wide variety of topics, Skeptical Inquirer has a stellar stable of regular columnists including Joe Nickell (“Investigative Files”), Massimo Polidoro (“Notes on a Strange World”), Massimo Pigluicci (“Thinking About Science”), Robert Sheaffer (“Psychic Vibrations”), and SI managing editor Benjamin Radford's reader-driven (“The Skeptical Inquiree”). Yale University neurologist Steven Novella, M.D., founder of the New England Skeptical Society and executive editor of the Science-Based Medicine blog, contributes a new "The Science of Medicine" column, and contributing editor Kenneth W. Krause adds a regular science column, "ScienceWatch."
In the Land of Galileo, Fifth World Skeptics Congress Solves Mysteries, Champions Scientific Outlook
The legacy of Galileo shone like a brilliant star throughout the Fifth World Skeptics Congress...
Investigating historical mysteries is one of the most fascinating and rewarding aspects of the work of a skeptical researcher
What if the Holy Grail was not the legendary cup that held the blood of Christ, but was itself a bloodline?
by Joe Nickell
People arrive in droves to view them: holy images that appear—many believe miraculously—in the most unlikely places.
by Austin Dacey
The attempt to integrate basic cultural beliefs with the scientific outlook calls for a new interdisciplinary academic field.
Medicine's purported ostracism of the discovery of H. pylori has achieved a mythological quality.
Young-earth creationist Kent Hovind has built a dinosaur-filled theme park in Florida and claims to prove that evolution is bunk
by Bruce Flamm
The Columbia University prayer study was flawed and suspicious from the start but now has been fatally tainted with fraud.
Mysterious objects filmed by the Mexican military in March 2004 created a flurry of excitement and strange claims.
On July 11, 2000, a popular Italian prime-time science program, presented a short segment highly critical of homeopathy.