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."
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...
The philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce somewhere remarked that unfortunately universes are not as plentiful as blackberries...
by Paul Kurtz
Paul Kurtz discusses his 25-year history with CSICOP
by Joe Nickell
Do mysterious and presumably endangered manlike creatures inhabit swamplands of the southern United States?
In ancient Rome, emperors would divine truth by reading the entrails of animals or vanquished foes...
by Ray Hyman
8 things skeptics can do to upgrade the quality of their criticism
In 1997, an episode of the cartoon Pokémon allegedly induced seizures in thousands of Japanese children