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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."

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.

Is Science Making Us More Ignorant?

by Austin Dacey
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Science and the Public

The attempt to integrate basic cultural beliefs with the scientific outlook calls for a new interdisciplinary academic field.

Bacteria, Ulcers, and Ostracism? H. Pylori and the Making of a Myth

Bacteria, Ulcers, and Ostracism? H. Pylori and the Making of a Myth

by Kimball C. Atwood
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Feature

Medicine's purported ostracism of the discovery of H. pylori has achieved a mythological quality.

Stupid Dino Tricks: A Visit to Kent Hovind’s Dinosaur Adventure Land

Stupid Dino Tricks: A Visit to Kent Hovind’s Dinosaur Adventure Land

by Greg Martinez
Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Feature

Young-earth creationist Kent Hovind has built a dinosaur-filled theme park in Florida and claims to prove that evolution is bunk

The Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Study: Flawed and Fraud

The Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Study: Flawed and Fraud

by Bruce Flamm
Volume 28.5, September / October 2004

Feature

The Columbia University prayer study was flawed and suspicious from the start but now has been fatally tainted with fraud.

The Campeche, Mexico ‘Infrared UFO’ Video

The Campeche, Mexico ‘Infrared UFO’ Video

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 28.5, September / October 2004

Feature

Mysterious objects filmed by the Mexican military in March 2004 created a flurry of excitement and strange claims.

Lady Homeopathy Strikes Back. . . But Science Wins Out

Lady Homeopathy Strikes Back. . . But Science Wins Out

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 28.5, September / October 2004

Notes on a Strange World

On July 11, 2000, a popular Italian prime-time science program, presented a short segment highly critical of homeopathy.

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