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."
Review of The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, & Dangerous Delusions
by Joe Nickell
Today, the ghost town of Bodie, California, is one of the most authentic abandoned gold- mining towns of the Old West.
by Bruce and Frances Martin
Evolution succeeds where “Intelligent Design” fails in describing the natural world.
In spite of statements to the contrary by its director, the NCCAM continues to fund and promote pseudoscience.
The author's appraisal of Edwards' and van Praagh's television shows
Some places are reputed to be "UFO Hot Spots," and the San Luis Valley is one of them.
by Tom Callen
For a modern planetarium show, an Callen created fake UFO images to show audiences how easily such photos can be done
Review of Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology
The most famous photograph of a monster in Lake Champlain was taken in 1977.
by James M. Wood, M. Teresa Nezworski, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Howard N. Garb
Excerpted by the authors from their book 'What's Wrong With the Rorschach? Science Confronts the Controversial Inkblot Test'