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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."

Miracles or Deception? The Pathetic Case of Audrey Santo

by Joe Nickell
Volume 23.5, September / October 1999

Investigative Files

As we near the millennium, the media have been pointing to "millennial madness" as the source for a wide range of divine claims.

Flash! Fox News Reports that Aliens May Have Built the Pyramids of Egypt!

Flash! Fox News Reports that Aliens May Have Built the Pyramids of Egypt!

by Richard Carrier
Volume 23.5, September / October 1999

Special Report

The Fox Network's handling of its primetime special "Opening the Lost Tombs: Live from Egypt" raises ethical questions.

Can an Idiot Be Psychic?

Can an Idiot Be Psychic?

by David Bloomberg
Volume 23.5, September / October 1999

Book Review

Review of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Psychic By Lynne Robinson and LaVonne Carlson-Finnerty

Still a Miracle?

by Joe Nickell
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

News & Comment

Good Friday, 1999, a claim of a miracle becomes the subject of an investigation by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans

FBI Enlisted Psychic in TWA 800 Investigation

by Ben Radford
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

News & Comment

According to the Washington Post, the FBI used a psychic in an attempt to determine the cause of the TWA Flight 800 crash.

Fatal Non-vision

by Joe Nickell
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

News & Comment

Although billing himself "Canada's world renowned super psychic," Maha Yogi A. S. Narayana failed to foresee his own murder.

The Church Poltergeist: It’s the Village Mayor

by Joe Nickell
Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

News & Comment

"Just in time for Halloween," was the wry comment of Leon Harris, news anchor for CNN's "Early Edition," October 22, 1998.

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.

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