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Skeptical Inquirer

Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of 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."

Notes of a Fringe-Watcher: Distant Healing and Elisabeth Targ

by Martin Gardner
Volume 25.2, March / April 2001

Notes of a Fringe-Watcher

Gardner recalls the paranormal claims of Elisabeth Targ

Mysterious Australia

by Joe Nickell
Volume 25.2, March / April 2001

Investigative Files

Joe Nickell investigates paranormal claims in Australia

What Can the Paranormal Teach Us About Consciousness?

by Susan Blackmore
Volume 25.2, March / April 2001

Article

Parapsychologists seem to assume that psychic phenomena — if they exist — would prove the "power of consciousness."

Robert Baker Replies to Sheldrake

by Robert Baker
Volume 25.2, March / April 2001

Follow-up

Robert Baker's reply to Rupert Sheldrake

A Tribute to Steve Allen

A Tribute to Steve Allen

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 25.1, January / February 2001

Article

Paul Kurtz pays tribute to Steve Allen

Medicine Wars: Will Alternative and Mainstream Medicine Ever Be Friends?

Medicine Wars: Will Alternative and Mainstream Medicine Ever Be Friends?

by Barry F. Seidman
Volume 25.1, January / February 2001

Article

With new and complementary medicines flooding both the marketplace and some hospitals, which path will medicine take?

Exorcism! Driving Out the Nonsense

Exorcism! Driving Out the Nonsense

by Joe Nickell
Volume 25.1, January / February 2001

Investigative Files

Belief in demonic possession is getting a new propaganda boost.

The New Paranatural Paradigm: Claims of Communicating with the Dead

The New Paranatural Paradigm: Claims of Communicating with the Dead

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 24.6, November / December 2000

Article

Philosopher Paul Kurtz examines the paranatural paradigm in the context of life after death.

The Flatwoods UFO Monster

The Flatwoods UFO Monster

by Joe Nickell
Volume 24.6, November / December 2000

Investigative Files

Joe Nickell investigates the Flatwoods UFO Monster of West Virginia

Why Bad Beliefs Don’t Die

Why Bad Beliefs Don’t Die

by Gregory W. Lester
Volume 24.6, November / December 2000

Article

Because beliefs are designed to enhance our ability to survive, they are strongly resistant to change.

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