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."
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...
by Luc Bonneux
Last year, the major health insurance companies in Belgium decided to cover part of the costs of homeopathy.
The next World Skeptics Congress will be held October 8-10, 2004, in Italy.
CSICOP Albuquerque Conference Has Fun Exposing Hoaxes, Myths and Manias
by Joe Nickell
Canadian Lilian Bernas claims to exhibit-"in a supernatural state"-the wounds of Christ.
by Pascal Boyer
Is religious belief a mere leap into irrationality as many skeptics assume?
by James Alcock
Remarks about Ray Hyman delivered by James Alcock in presenting Hyman the In Praise of Reason Award
A new study found high levels of paranormal beliefs derived from The X-Files in viewers who had never watched The X-Files.