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Skeptical Inquirer

Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of 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."

Finding Awe, Reverence, and Wonder in Science

Finding Awe, Reverence, and Wonder in Science

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 23.2, March / April 1999

Book Review

Review of Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins

The Ten-Percent Myth

The Ten-Percent Myth

by Ben Radford
Volume 23.2, March / April 1999

Special Report

Someone has taken most of your brain away and you probably didn't even know it.

Testing Dowsing: The Failure of the Munich Experiments

Testing Dowsing: The Failure of the Munich Experiments

by J.T. Enright
Volume 23.1, January / February 1999

Article

German physicists concluded from their experimental study that water dowsers unquestionably have a remarkable, mysterious skill.

Fears of the Apocalypse: The Escape from Reason

Fears of the Apocalypse: The Escape from Reason

by Paul Kurtz
Volume 23.1, January / February 1999

Special Report

Millennium hysteria has been with humankind for a long time, but combined with doomsday prophecies, the result can be dangerous.

A Cogent Consideration of the Case for Karma (and Reincarnation)

A Cogent Consideration of the Case for Karma (and Reincarnation)

by Barry L. Beyerstein
Volume 23.1, January / February 1999

Book Review

Review of Reincarnation: A Critical Examination by Paul Edwards

The Martian Panic Sixty Years Later: What Have We Learned?

by Robert E. Bartholomew
Volume 22.6, November / December 1998

Article

The ‘War of the Worlds’ panic happened sixty years ago, but its lessons are as relevant today as back then.

Helix to Heaven

Helix to Heaven

by Joe Nickell
Volume 22.6, November / December 1998

Investigative Files

The Staircase Stands but the Myth Falls

Science and Reason, Foibles and Fallacies, and Doomsdays

Science and Reason, Foibles and Fallacies, and Doomsdays

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 22.6, November / December 1998

Special Report

The skeptical movement has gone from an idea in the minds of a few colleagues to a widely recognized international network.

Alternative Medicine, Impact Threats, Abrupt Climate Change, and Efficient Energy

by Matt Nisbet
Volume 22.6, November / December 1998

Special Report

A brief review of several of the sessions at the World Skeptics Congress

How to Study Weird Things

by Frank Trocco
Volume 22.5, September / October 1998

Article

Strategies for increasing students' aptitude and analytical reasoning without disenchanting them with science.

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