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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."

The Disease of Pseudoscience and the Hope for a Cure

The Disease of Pseudoscience and the Hope for a Cure

by Brandon A. Gaudiano
Volume 27.4, July / August 2003

Review

Review of Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology

The Measure of a Monster: Investigating the Champ Photo

The Measure of a Monster: Investigating the Champ Photo

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 27.4, July / August 2003

Feature

The most famous photograph of a monster in Lake Champlain was taken in 1977.

The Rorschach Inkblot Test, Fortune Tellers, and Cold Reading

The Rorschach Inkblot Test, Fortune Tellers, and Cold Reading

by James M. Wood, M. Teresa Nezworski, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Howard N. Garb
Volume 27.4, July / August 2003

Feature

Excerpted by the authors from their book 'What's Wrong With the Rorschach? Science Confronts the Controversial Inkblot Test'

Legend of the Lake Champlain Monster

Legend of the Lake Champlain Monster

by Joe Nickell
Volume 27.4, July / August 2003

Investigative Files

Termed "North America's Loch Ness Monster", "Champ," reportedly haunts the waters of its namesake.

More Hazards: Hypnosis, Airplanes, and Strongly Held Beliefs

More Hazards: Hypnosis, Airplanes, and Strongly Held Beliefs

by Loren Pankratz
Volume 27.3, May / June 2003

Feature

Lessons about why some therapists hold so firmly to certain psychological theories and disdain the critical research.

How Not To Review Mediumship Research

by Gary E. Schwartz
Volume 27.3, May / June 2003

Follow-up

Schwartz's response to Ray Hyman's criticism

Hyman’s Reply to Schwartz

by Ray Hyman
Volume 27.3, May / June 2003

Follow-up

Follow-up to Shwartz' response

‘Taken’ Off

‘Taken’ Off

by Timothy Ferris
Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Special Report

Discussion of Spielberg's miniseries

Bone (Box) of Contention: The James Ossuary

Bone (Box) of Contention: The James Ossuary

by Joe Nickell
Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Special Report

Supposedly recently discovered, a box that purportedly held the remains of Jesus' brother, is the subject of controversy.

Acupuncture, Magic, and Make-Believe

Acupuncture, Magic, and Make-Believe

by George A. Ulett
Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Feature

Traditional Chinese acupuncture is an archaic procedure of inserting needles through the skin over imaginary channels.

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