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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 Curse of Bodie: Legacy of Ghost-Town Ghosts?

The Curse of Bodie: Legacy of Ghost-Town Ghosts?

by Joe Nickell
Volume 27.6, November / December 2003

Investigative Files

Today, the ghost town of Bodie, California, is one of the most authentic abandoned gold- mining towns of the Old West.

Neither Intelligent nor Designed

Neither Intelligent nor Designed

by Bruce and Frances Martin
Volume 27.6, November / December 2003

Feature

Evolution succeeds where “Intelligent Design” fails in describing the natural world.

The Ongoing Problem with the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

by Kimball C. Atwood
Volume 27.5, September / October 2003

Feature

In spite of statements to the contrary by its director, the NCCAM continues to fund and promote pseudoscience.

They See Dead People - Or Do They?: An Investigation of Television Mediums

They See Dead People - Or Do They?: An Investigation of Television Mediums

by Jim Underdown
Volume 27.5, September / October 2003

Feature

The author's appraisal of Edwards' and van Praagh's television shows

UFOs Hot and Cold

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 27.5, September / October 2003

Psychic Vibrations

Some places are reputed to be "UFO Hot Spots," and the San Luis Valley is one of them.

Faking UFO Photos for the Twenty-First Century

Faking UFO Photos for the Twenty-First Century

by Tom Callen
Volume 27.5, September / October 2003

Feature

For a modern planetarium show, an Callen created fake UFO images to show audiences how easily such photos can be done

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.

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