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 1997, an episode of the cartoon Pokémon allegedly induced seizures in thousands of Japanese children
by Paul Kurtz
Paul Kurtz's response to the Commission
by Joe Nickell
Joe Nickell investigates Australia's most famous ghhost
by The Editors
A timeline of the first 25 years of CSICOP
Kendrick Frazier reflects on the first 25 years of Skeptical Inquirer
by Taner Edis
Proponents of "Intelligent Design" claim information theory refutes Darwinian evolution.
Rupert Sheldrake responds to Robert A. Baker's criticism or his research
Gardner recalls the paranormal claims of Elisabeth Targ
by Joe Nickell
Joe Nickell investigates paranormal claims in Australia
Parapsychologists seem to assume that psychic phenomena — if they exist — would prove the "power of consciousness."