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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."

Voodoo in New Orleans

Voodoo in New Orleans

by Joe Nickell
Volume 26.1, January / February 2002

Investigative Files

New Orleans has been declared America's most haunted city, and tour guides-following the imaginative lead of Anne Rice...

10th European Skeptics Congress: Rise and Development of Paranormal Beliefs in Eastern Europe

10th European Skeptics Congress: Rise and Development of Paranormal Beliefs in Eastern Europe

by Martin Mahner
Volume 26.1, January / February 2002

Feature

Skeptics from sixteen countries gathered at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague September 7-9, 2001...

Magical Thinking in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Magical Thinking in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

by Phillips Stevens, Jr.
Volume 25.6, November / December 2001

Feature

Homeopathy demonstrates principles of magical thinking, which may be rooted in neurobiology

A Critique of Schwartz et al.’s After-Death Communication Studies

A Critique of Schwartz et al.’s After-Death Communication Studies

by Richard Wiseman and Ciaran O'Keeffe
Volume 25.6, November / December 2001

Feature

Studies with mediums by Gary Schwartz et al have been widely reported in the media as scientific proof of life after death.

Conspire This!

Conspire This!

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 25.6, November / December 2001

Psychic Vibrations

Sheaffer covers a Santa Clara convention of conspiracy theorists

John Edward: Hustling the Bereaved

John Edward: Hustling the Bereaved

by Joe Nickell
Volume 25.6, November / December 2001

Investigative Files

I was asked by television newsmagazine Dateline NBC to study Edward's act: was he really talking to the dead?

Design Yes, Intelligent No: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory and Neocreationism

Design Yes, Intelligent No: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory and Neocreationism

by Massimo Pigliucci
Volume 25.5, September / October 2001

Feature

A new brand of creationism has appeared on the scene in the last few years.

Science and Religion 2001: Introductory Thoughts

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 25.5, September / October 2001

Feature

Kendrick Frazier's introductory comments

The God of Falling Bodies: Galileo, Newton, Bentley, and Leibniz Chat on the Internet

The God of Falling Bodies: Galileo, Newton, Bentley, and Leibniz Chat on the Internet

by Victor Stenger
Volume 25.5, September / October 2001

Feature

Here's what might transpire if Galileo were a modern-day experimentalist engaged in an e-mail dialogue...

Multiverses and Blackberries

Multiverses and Blackberries

by Martin Gardner
Volume 25.5, September / October 2001

Notes of a Fringe-Watcher

The philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce somewhere remarked that unfortunately universes are not as plentiful as blackberries...

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