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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."

The Laws of Nature: A Skeptic’s Guide

by Zoran Pazameta
Volume 24.5, September / October 2000

Article

Awareness of the fundamental laws of nature is essential to any skeptical endeavour...

The Psychic Staring Effect: An Artifact of Pseudo Randomization

The Psychic Staring Effect: An Artifact of Pseudo Randomization

by David F. Marks and John Colwell
Volume 24.5, September / October 2000

Op-Ed

Rupert Sheldrake claims that people can tell when somebody is staring at them...

Will the Real Qi Please Stand Up?

by Donald Mainfort
Volume 24.5, September / October 2000

Book Review

Review of Qigong: Chinese Medicine or Pseudoscience?

100% True! This Is Not a Joke!

100% True! This Is Not a Joke!

by Ben Radford
Volume 24.5, September / October 2000

Book Review

Ben Radford's review of The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story! By Jan Harold Brunvand

Haunted Inns: Tales of Spectral Guest

Haunted Inns: Tales of Spectral Guest

by Joe Nickell
Volume 24.5, September / October 2000

Investigative Files

Joe Nickell investigates the resident ghosts of various hotels

The New Paranatural Paradigm: Special APS Session Examines Pseudoscience

The New Paranatural Paradigm: Special APS Session Examines Pseudoscience

by Donald Mainfort
Volume 24.4, July / August 2000

Article

The biggest physics meeting of the year featured a broad range of assessments from CSICOP panelists of pseudoscience...

Rethinking the Dancing Mania

Rethinking the Dancing Mania

by Robert E. Bartholomew
Volume 24.4, July / August 2000

Article

Medieval dance frenzies have long been regarded as a classic example of stress-induced mental disorder...

Can We Really Tap Our Problems Away? A Critical Analysis of Thought Field Therapy

by Brandon A. Gaudiano and James D. Herbert
Volume 24.4, July / August 2000

Op-Ed

Thought Field Therapy llacks even basic empirical support and exhibits many of the trappings of a pseudoscience.

Aura Photography: A Candid Shot

Aura Photography: A Candid Shot

by Joe Nickell
Volume 24.3, May / June 2000

Investigative Files

At psychic fairs and other popular venues, "aura" photographic portraits are all the rage.

The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

by Nicholas Humphrey
Volume 24.3, May / June 2000

Follow-up

Response to Irwin Tessman and Jack Tessman's article in the March/April 2000 Skeptical Inquirer

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