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."
On July 11, 2000, a popular Italian prime-time science program, presented a short segment highly critical of homeopathy.
by Eric Scerri
Review of the 2004 film
by Paul Kurtz
Scientific knowledge has a vital, if limited, role to play in shaping our moral values and helping us to frame wiser judgments.
by Ted Goertzel
Does executing murderers cut the homicide rate? Comparative studies show no effect. Econometric models show mixed results.
Review of The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
Heads up—the End of the World is coming again!
It's pretty easy to hoax people. We all want to be deceived, but only up to a point.
by G.M. Woerlee
Stories of tunnels and bright light have a basis in the structure and functioning of the eyes, the brain, and other senses.
Classified high-altitude, long-duration flights of Skyhook balloons, began in 1947 and continued for several decades.
A former leader in the New Age culture--author of nine titles on auras, chakras, "energy," and so on...