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."
Because beliefs are designed to enhance our ability to survive, they are strongly resistant to change.
Awareness of the fundamental laws of nature is essential to any skeptical endeavour...
by David F. Marks and John Colwell
Rupert Sheldrake claims that people can tell when somebody is staring at them...
Review of Qigong: Chinese Medicine or Pseudoscience?
Ben Radford's review of The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story! By Jan Harold Brunvand
by Joe Nickell
Joe Nickell investigates the resident ghosts of various hotels
The biggest physics meeting of the year featured a broad range of assessments from CSICOP panelists of pseudoscience...
Medieval dance frenzies have long been regarded as a classic example of stress-induced mental disorder...
by Brandon A. Gaudiano and James D. Herbert
Thought Field Therapy llacks even basic empirical support and exhibits many of the trappings of a pseudoscience.
by Joe Nickell
At psychic fairs and other popular venues, "aura" photographic portraits are all the rage.