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."
by Joe Nickell
Joe Nickell on Canada's best-known mystery
by Robert Baker
It is commonly believed that people can tell when someone is staring at them.
by The Editors
Who are the outstanding skeptics of the twentieth century? We put that question to an elite group of scholars...
Review of the book by Barry Glassner
by Ben Radford
Review of 'The FIeld Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mysterious Primates Worldwide'
Clinical psychologist Bertram Rothschild on the ease of self-deception
Martin Gardner on fringe-watching
I have long been a firm believer that to teach anything effectively, you have to first get the audience's attention.
The 150-year history of research on (ESP) has been plagued by what might be termed a consistent inconsistency.
As Christmas approaches, churches will be celebrating the birth of Jesus, with many references to the Star of Bethlehem.