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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."

A Surgeon’s View: Alien Autopsy’s Overwhelming Lack of Credibility

A Surgeon’s View: Alien Autopsy’s Overwhelming Lack of Credibility

by Joseph A. Bauer
Volume 20.1, January / February 1996

Special Report

It is easier to create a hoax than to unmask one. But the question "Why?" exposes the the autopsy film as a fabrication.

“Alien Autopsy” Show-and-Tell: Long on Tell, Short on Show

by C. Eugene Emery Jr.
Volume 19.6, November / December 1995

Media Watch

There's nothing more maddening than being invited to make up your own mind without being given you the tools to do it.

CSICOP Assists in Philadelphia TV Station’s Psychic “Sting”

by Joe Nickell
Volume 19.6, November / December 1995

News & Comment

A cleverly conceived and strikingly effective psychic expose was conducted in May 1995 by Philadelphia WCAU-TV's Herb Denenberg.

Bra Hazards, Carpet Circles, Lunar Aliens, and Adam’s Animals

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 19.6, November / December 1995

Psychic Vibrations

Researchers looking into the causes of breast cancer may have overlooked the most obvious cause of all: the wearing of bras.

Eyewitness Testimony and the Paranormal

Eyewitness Testimony and the Paranormal

by Richard Wiseman, Matthew Smith, and Jeff Wisman
Volume 19.6, November / December 1995

Article

Much of the evidence relating to paranormal phenomena consists of eyewitness testimony...

“Alien Autopsy” Hoax

“Alien Autopsy” Hoax

by Joe Nickell
Volume 19.6, November / December 1995

Investigative Files

It keeps going and going and...

Mystical Medical Alternativism

Mystical Medical Alternativism

by Jack Raso
Volume 19.5, September / October 1995

Article

Hundreds of mystical or supernaturalistic health treatment methods have been advanced in recent decades. Here are 31 of them.

China, Chi, and Chicanery: Examining Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chi Theory

by Peter Huston
Volume 19.5, September / October 1995

Article

Traditional Chinese medicine is thousands of years old and has literally more than a billion satisfied customers.

The Roswell Incident and Project Mogul

The Roswell Incident and Project Mogul

by Dave Thomas
Volume 19.4, July / August 1995

Special Report

A report strongly supported the theory that the "UFO" debris found in Roswell, New Mexico was a remnant of a balloon flight.

Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans

Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 19.4, July / August 1995

Psychic Vibrations

The American practice of "recovering memories" of unspeakable abuse has leaped the Atlantic, and the Pacific as well.

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