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."
According to the Washington Post, the FBI used a psychic in an attempt to determine the cause of the TWA Flight 800 crash.
by Joe Nickell
Although billing himself "Canada's world renowned super psychic," Maha Yogi A. S. Narayana failed to foresee his own murder.
by Joe Nickell
"Just in time for Halloween," was the wry comment of Leon Harris, news anchor for CNN's "Early Edition," October 22, 1998.
In September 1996 a woman approached Tene, who was offering tarot readings for $15 in the back of a restaurant.
by Gary Posner
Dr. Rosenfeld, a cardiologist and professor of medicine, has appeared on national TV talk/interview shows since the 1960s...
by Paul Kurtz
Skeptical inquirers can and should examine religious claims, though the case can be made that CSICOP should not.
Editor's note on this issue
by Mike Reiss
Late in the millennium, astrophysicists perfected the Grand Unified Field Theory, and proved that God does not exist.
by Steven Novella and David Bloomberg
Scientific skepticism defines skepticism around the principles of scientific investigation.
One of the most enduring urban legends about cinema is the "snuff film," in which actresses are supposedly killed onscreen.