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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."

CSICOP announces the Council for Media Integrity

by The Editors
Volume 20.5, September / October 1996

News & Comment

The establishment of a new "Council for Media Integrity" was announced at the World Skeptics Congress

Traditional Medicine and Pseudoscience in China: A Report of the Second CSICOP Delegation (Part 2)

by Wallace Sampson and Barry L. Beyerstein
Volume 20.5, September / October 1996

Special Report

Authors describe a symposium on pseudoscience held in Beijing and their interactions with practitioners of Traditional Medicine.

Something for Everyone at World Skeptics Congress

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 20.5, September / October 1996

From the Editor

It began with a stirring live symphonic performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets...

Traditional Medicine and Pseudoscience in China: A Report of the Second CSICOP Delegation (Part 1)

by Barry L. Beyerstein and Wallace Sampson
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Special Report

The historical rationale for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the growing of these practices by Western practitioners.

Science or Pseudoscience? Pentagon Grant Funds Alternative Health Study

by Carla Selby and Bela Scheiber
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Special Report

$355,225 was awarded for a 'laying over of hands,' Therapeutic Touch study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A View from Russia: Popularization of Science as a Tool against Antiscience

by Boris Shmakin
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Forum

In Russia, many parapsychologists, astrologers, and nontraditional doctors and are involved in pseudoscientific investigations.

A Wayward Way to Buddhist Spirituality

A Wayward Way to Buddhist Spirituality

by Joseph P. Szimhart
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Book Review

Many years ago I wrote to a Tibetan scholar, Nawang Tsering, for information about a mysterious manuscript—

Ghostly Photos

Ghostly Photos

by Joe Nickell
Volume 20.4, July / August 1996

Investigative Files

A rash of new “ghost” photographs is plaguing the Western world.

Senior Researcher Comments on the Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon in Japan

by Markus Pössel & Ron Amundson
Volume 20.3, May / June 1996

Follow-up

The myth of the Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon was devised by Lyall Watson in 1979 and has been written about in Skeptical Inquirer

A Study of Fantasy Proneness in the Thirteen Cases of Alleged Encounters in John Mack’s Abduction

by Joe Nickell
Volume 20.3, May / June 1996

Investigative Files

Since Robert A. Baker's article appeared in the Skeptical Inquirer, a controversy has raged over his suggestion...

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