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."
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?
It is easier to create a hoax than to unmask one. But the question "Why?" exposes the the autopsy film as a fabrication.
There's nothing more maddening than being invited to make up your own mind without being given you the tools to do it.
by Joe Nickell
A cleverly conceived and strikingly effective psychic expose was conducted in May 1995 by Philadelphia WCAU-TV's Herb Denenberg.
Researchers looking into the causes of breast cancer may have overlooked the most obvious cause of all: the wearing of bras.
by Richard Wiseman, Matthew Smith, and Jeff Wisman
Much of the evidence relating to paranormal phenomena consists of eyewitness testimony...
by Joe Nickell
It keeps going and going and...
by Jack Raso
Hundreds of mystical or supernaturalistic health treatment methods have been advanced in recent decades. Here are 31 of them.
by Peter Huston
Traditional Chinese medicine is thousands of years old and has literally more than a billion satisfied customers.