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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."

More Hazards: Hypnosis, Airplanes, and Strongly Held Beliefs

More Hazards: Hypnosis, Airplanes, and Strongly Held Beliefs

by Loren Pankratz
Volume 27.3, May / June 2003

Feature

Lessons about why some therapists hold so firmly to certain psychological theories and disdain the critical research.

How Not To Review Mediumship Research

by Gary E. Schwartz
Volume 27.3, May / June 2003

Follow-up

Schwartz's response to Ray Hyman's criticism

Hyman’s Reply to Schwartz

by Ray Hyman
Volume 27.3, May / June 2003

Follow-up

Follow-up to Shwartz' response

‘Taken’ Off

‘Taken’ Off

by Timothy Ferris
Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Special Report

Discussion of Spielberg's miniseries

Bone (Box) of Contention: The James Ossuary

Bone (Box) of Contention: The James Ossuary

by Joe Nickell
Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Special Report

Supposedly recently discovered, a box that purportedly held the remains of Jesus' brother, is the subject of controversy.

Acupuncture, Magic, and Make-Believe

Acupuncture, Magic, and Make-Believe

by George A. Ulett
Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Feature

Traditional Chinese acupuncture is an archaic procedure of inserting needles through the skin over imaginary channels.

Lessons of the ‘Fake Moon Flight’ Myth

by James Oberg
Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Comment and Opinion

Depending on the opinion polls, there's a core of Apollo moon flight disbelievers within the United States

A Sociologist’s Journey into the American Heart of Darkness

A Sociologist’s Journey into the American Heart of Darkness

by Kevin Christopher
Volume 27.1, January / February 2003

Review

Review of 'American Exorcism' by Michael Cuneo

How Not to Test Mediums: Critiquing the Afterlife Experiments

How Not to Test Mediums: Critiquing the Afterlife Experiments

by Ray Hyman
Volume 27.1, January / February 2003

Feature

Professor Gary Schwartz makes revolutionary claims that he has provided scientific evidence for survival of consciousness

Don’t Try This at Home

Don’t Try This at Home

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 27.1, January / February 2003

Notes on a Strange World

Some of the most astonishing feats ever (supposedly) accomplished by men are the demonstrations of Indian fakirs and gurus.

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