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
Since Robert A. Baker's article appeared in the Skeptical Inquirer, a controversy has raged over his suggestion...
A small dose of aromatic oil may make for a pleasant experience, but the claims of aromatherapy go way beyond that.
More than one hundred skeptics attended CSICOP's superb Human Error Workshop at the University of Oregon.
by Carl Sagan
Science has beauty, power, and majesty that can provide spiritual as well as practical fulfillment...
by Paul Barber
We know about Dracula and the would-be vampires in the news, but what were the “real” vampires all about?
”Meteor Crater . . . the planet’s most penetrating natural attraction.”
by Joe Nickell
October 27, 1995, the television program "Unsolved Mysteries" aired a segment that included investigative work by CSICOP.
by Ray Hyman
The recent media frenzy over the Stargate report violated the truth.
Recent media portrayals of science and pseudoscience imply that skepticism is no longer useful and may even be dangerous.
by Bryan Farha
Why does the UFO phenomenon seem to change the thinking process of so many?