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 Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology
The most famous photograph of a monster in Lake Champlain was taken in 1977.
by James M. Wood, M. Teresa Nezworski, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Howard N. Garb
Excerpted by the authors from their book 'What's Wrong With the Rorschach? Science Confronts the Controversial Inkblot Test'
by Joe Nickell
Termed "North America's Loch Ness Monster", "Champ," reportedly haunts the waters of its namesake.
Lessons about why some therapists hold so firmly to certain psychological theories and disdain the critical research.
Schwartz's response to Ray Hyman's criticism
by Ray Hyman
Follow-up to Shwartz' response
Discussion of Spielberg's miniseries
by Joe Nickell
Supposedly recently discovered, a box that purportedly held the remains of Jesus' brother, is the subject of controversy.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is an archaic procedure of inserting needles through the skin over imaginary channels.