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."
In the 1870s Mark Twain performed a single-blind reliability test on the analysis technique of Lorenzo Niles Fowler...
by Joe Nickell
New Orleans has been declared America's most haunted city, and tour guides-following the imaginative lead of Anne Rice...
Skeptics from sixteen countries gathered at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague September 7-9, 2001...
Homeopathy demonstrates principles of magical thinking, which may be rooted in neurobiology
by Richard Wiseman and Ciaran O'Keeffe
Studies with mediums by Gary Schwartz et al have been widely reported in the media as scientific proof of life after death.
Sheaffer covers a Santa Clara convention of conspiracy theorists
by Joe Nickell
I was asked by television newsmagazine Dateline NBC to study Edward's act: was he really talking to the dead?
A new brand of creationism has appeared on the scene in the last few years.
Kendrick Frazier's introductory comments
Here's what might transpire if Galileo were a modern-day experimentalist engaged in an e-mail dialogue...