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Skeptical Inquirer

Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of 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."

Scam Fortune Teller Arrested, Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

by Ben Radford
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

News & Comment

In September 1996 a woman approached Tene, who was offering tarot readings for $15 in the back of a restaurant.

Questioning Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld’s China Acupuncture Story

Questioning Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld’s China Acupuncture Story

by Gary Posner
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

News & Comment

Dr. Rosenfeld, a cardiologist and professor of medicine, has appeared on national TV talk/interview shows since the 1960s...

Should Skeptical Inquiry Be Applied to Religion?

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

Article

Skeptical inquirers can and should examine religious claims, though the case can be made that CSICOP should not.

A Special Issue on Science and Religion

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

From the Editor

Editor's note on this issue

God Is Dead, After Weather and Sports

by Mike Reiss
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

Article

Late in the millennium, astrophysicists perfected the Grand Unified Field Theory, and proved that God does not exist.

Scientific Skepticism, CSICOP, and the Local Groups

by Steven Novella and David Bloomberg
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

Article

Scientific skepticism defines skepticism around the principles of scientific investigation.

The Snuff Film: The Making of an Urban Legend

The Snuff Film: The Making of an Urban Legend

by Scott Aaron Stine
Volume 23.3, May / June 1999

Article

One of the most enduring urban legends about cinema is the "snuff film," in which actresses are supposedly killed onscreen.

Paranormal Lincoln

Paranormal Lincoln

by Joe Nickell
Volume 23.3, May / June 1999

Investigative Files

Guiding the United States through its greatest crisis has caused the shadow of the sixteenth president to loom still larger.

The Reality of Reality

by Robert Stanton
Volume 23.3, May / June 1999

Forum

Although the conflict between objectivity and relativity is old, it’s not hopeless.

The Silver Lake Serpent: Inflated Monster or Inflated Tale?

The Silver Lake Serpent: Inflated Monster or Inflated Tale?

by Joe Nickell
Volume 23.2, March / April 1999

Investigative Files

On July 13, 1855, in Wyoming County, New York, two boys and five men were fishing from a boat on Silver Lake.

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