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."
Review of 'American Exorcism' by Michael Cuneo
by Ray Hyman
Professor Gary Schwartz makes revolutionary claims that he has provided scientific evidence for survival of consciousness
Some of the most astonishing feats ever (supposedly) accomplished by men are the demonstrations of Indian fakirs and gurus.
by Joe Nickell
Although the original event proved to be a hoax, that fact does not seem well known to the general public.
Review of Lomberg's book
by Joe Nickell
Many believe that the bond between man and animals, known from great antiquity, includes extrasensory perception (ESP).
by Mark Perakh
William Dembski is a prominent advocate for Intelligent Design.
Apparently individual experiences of the paranormal can be shown to arise largely out of the broadest social forces.
by Clark R. Chapman and Alan W. Harris
How We Can Defeat Terrorism by Reacting to It More Rationally
by Erich Goode
The success of The X-Files was in large part due to its expression of a confluence of three powerful, ancient beliefs