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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."

One Longsome Argument

One Longsome Argument

by Dennis R. Trumble
Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

Feature

By any objective measure, the evolution of species ranks among the most successful scientific theories ever.g

A Giant Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

by Greg Martinez
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Review

Review of the book by physicist MIchio Kaku

Brave Thoughts Are Still Not the Truth

by Vitaly L. Ginzburg
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Feature

Scientists often take the bait of swindlers from pseudoscience.

Demagogues against Scientific Expertise

by Vitaly L. Ginzburg
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Feature

A distinguished Russian physicist battles the pseudoscience and charlatanism that he feels is duping his country's population.

Critical Thinking About Energy: The Case for Decentralized Generation of Electricity

Critical Thinking About Energy: The Case for Decentralized Generation of Electricity

by Thomas R. Casten and Brennan Downes
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Feature

Highly centralized generation of electrical power is a paradigm that has outlived its usefulness.

Critical Inquiry, and Thinking About Galileo

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

From the Editor

Kendrick Frazier's comments

In the Land of Galileo, Fifth World Skeptics Congress Solves Mysteries, Champions Scientific Outlook

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

News & Comment

The legacy of Galileo shone like a brilliant star throughout the Fifth World Skeptics Congress...

Facts and Fiction in the Kennedy Assassination

Facts and Fiction in the Kennedy Assassination

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Notes on a Strange World

Investigating historical mysteries is one of the most fascinating and rewarding aspects of the work of a skeptical researcher

The Secrets of Rennes-le-Château

The Secrets of Rennes-le-Château

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Notes on a Strange World

What if the Holy Grail was not the legendary cup that held the blood of Christ, but was itself a bloodline?

Rorschach Icons

Rorschach Icons

by Joe Nickell
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Investigative Files

People arrive in droves to view them: holy images that appear—many believe miraculously—in the most unlikely places.

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