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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."

Why Is Pseudoscience Dangerous?

by Edward Kruglyakov
Volume 26.4, July / August 2002

Feature

The growth and influence of pseudoscience in Russia has become serious.

Return of Spring-Heeled Jack

Return of Spring-Heeled Jack

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 26.4, July / August 2002

Notes on a Strange World

Reports of the "Monkey Man" in East Dehli, India

Science and Pseudoscience in Russia: The First Skeptics’ Congress Convenes in Russia

Science and Pseudoscience in Russia: The First Skeptics’ Congress Convenes in Russia

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 26.4, July / August 2002

Feature

The Russian Academy of Sciences cosponsored a special conference with CSICOP on "Science, Anti-Science, and the Paranormal"

Tracing Graham Hancock’s Shifting Cataclysm

Tracing Graham Hancock’s Shifting Cataclysm

by Michael Brass
Volume 26.4, July / August 2002

Feature

An examination of a specific portion of Graham Hancock's book Fingerprints of the Gods.

The High Cost of Skepticism

by Carol Tavris
Volume 26.4, July / August 2002

Feature

Here's what happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the 1st Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry

Who Abused Jane Doe? The Hazards of the Single Case History Part 2

by Elizabeth F. Loftus and Melvin J. Guyer
Volume 26.4, July / August 2002

Feature

Case histories have played a long-standing role in the history of science, medicine, and mental health. But they can mislead.

Benny Hinn: Healer or Hypnotist?

Benny Hinn: Healer or Hypnotist?

by Joe Nickell
Volume 26.3, May / June 2002

Investigative Files

Hinn's selection process is-- perhaps not surprisingly--virutally identical to that employed by professional stage hypnotists

Magnetic Mountains

Magnetic Mountains

by Mark Benecke
Volume 26.3, May / June 2002

Short Communications

Benecke's request for help researching magnetic mountains

Who Abused Jane Doe? The Hazards of the Single Case History Part 1

by Elizabeth F. Loftus and Melvin J. Guyer
Volume 26.3, May / June 2002

Feature

Case histories have played a long-standing role in the history of science, medicine, and mental health. But they can mislead...

Gray Barker’s Book of Bunk Mothman, Saucers, and MIB

Gray Barker’s Book of Bunk Mothman, Saucers, and MIB

by John C. Sherwood
Volume 26.3, May / June 2002

Feature

Barker hawked his books and magazines by embellishing stories and encouraging others to fabricate more.

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