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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”), 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."

What Should We Think about Americans’ Beliefs Regarding Evolution?

by Lawrence S. Lerner
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Feature

In interpreting poll results, we should be careful about their underlying meaning.

Obfuscating Biological Evolution

Obfuscating Biological Evolution

by Elie A. Shneour
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Feature

On May 5, 1925, biology teacher John Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for the crime of teaching Darwin's "theory of evolution."

The Intelligent Designer

by Irving Rothchild
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Poem

Is it female or male? Does it have any sex? / Does it come with a name, like Jane, Irving, or Rex?

Only a Theory? Framing the Evolution/Creation Issue

by David Morrison
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Feature

Evolution opponents are framing the issues to our disadvantage.

Beware of Quacks at the WHO: Objecting to the WHO Draft Report on Homeopathy

by Cees N.M. Renckens, Tom Schoepen, and Willem Betz
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

Special Report

Even though the World Health Organization (WHO) has no international power, it still enjoys great authority all over the world.

Obesity: Epidemic or Myth?

Obesity: Epidemic or Myth?

by Patrick Johnson
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

Feature

New evidence shows that the obesity epidemic is not as bad as we have been led to believe.

Tom Cruise, Scientology Bash Psychiatry; APA Fires Back

Tom Cruise, Scientology Bash Psychiatry; APA Fires Back

by Amanda Chesworth
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

News & Comment

“It is irresponsible for Mr. Cruise to use his movie publicity tour to promote his own ideological views...”

On Problems with Near-light-speed Travel

by Dave Thomas
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

Feature

f=ma at .9c

The Twin Paradox

The Twin Paradox

by Dave Thomas
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

Feature

Thomas explains the twin paradox of special relativity.

Special Relativity after 100 Years

by John Geohegan
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

Feature

Special relativity has been phenomenally successful, but its nonintuitive nature has made it difficult for us to absorb.

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