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."
by James Alcock
Our brains and nervous systems are belief-generating machines, which evolved to assure not truth and reason, but survival.
People today are being imprisoned on 'evidence' provided by memories that didn't exist before therapy.
Part II: Perception, Memory and the Courtroom
by Peter Huston
Review of Selling Satan: The Tragic History of Mike Warnke by Mike Hertenstein and Jon Trott
by Carl Sagan
Science requires an almost complete openness to all ideas. On the other hand, it requires the most rigorous...
Notes on the 1994 CSICOP conference in Seattle, Washington
by The Editors
While it is true that one of CSICOP's primary roles is to provide critical examinations of paranormal and fringe-science...
by Paul Quincey
If you think your body might be feeling the forces that cause the tides, think again.
by Carl Sagan
Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age. Like T. H. Huxley, he was motivated by profoundly democratic...
by Brady J. Phelps and Mary E. Exum
Pseudoscience is alive and well. One reason for this is that members of the scientific community do a poor job...