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 Joe Nickell
Since they began to capture media attention in the mid 1970s, crop circles have provided mystery and controversy
by Kendrick Frazier and Ben Radford
Scams, intelligent design, urban legends, fringe psychotherapies get critical attention
The growth and influence of pseudoscience in Russia has become serious.
Reports of the "Monkey Man" in East Dehli, India
by Paul Kurtz
The Russian Academy of Sciences cosponsored a special conference with CSICOP on "Science, Anti-Science, and the Paranormal"
An examination of a specific portion of Graham Hancock's book Fingerprints of the Gods.
by Carol Tavris
Here's what happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the 1st Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry
by Elizabeth F. Loftus and Melvin J. Guyer
Case histories have played a long-standing role in the history of science, medicine, and mental health. But they can mislead.
by Joe Nickell
Hinn's selection process is-- perhaps not surprisingly--virutally identical to that employed by professional stage hypnotists
by Mark Benecke
Benecke's request for help researching magnetic mountains