Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 40.5
I have come to understand that scientific skepticism is a weird beast that is often difficult to understand, especially from the outside.
These are the times that try men’s souls.” This was true when Thomas Paine uttered these words, and they remain true today.
We must begin to develop more effective means of disseminating the fruits of our labors to individuals who are skeptical of our skepticism.
One of the unwelcome side effects of the mostly wonderful democratization of knowledge that has been ushered in by the age of the Internet is that we are losing consensus on what to consult when settling a bet.
by Matt Nisbet
Why really smart people are often the most biased in their opinions…
by Stuart Vyse
You might guess there wouldn’t be much psychological research on belief in fate, destiny, or purpose, but you’d be wrong.
Brotherton argues that conspiracy theories, ultimately, are stories not unlike those we have been telling each other throughout the ages.
Promote Reason, Prevent Climate Catastrophes: Let’s Get ’Er Done
by Bill Nye
What Science Is and How and Why It Works
Time to Upgrade the Skeptical Operating System. Reboot.
by Sharon Hill
Why I Am Optimistic about the Future of Skepticism
The Better Angels of Our Nature vs. the Internet
by David J. Helfand
Skepticism Evolves—and So Does the Paranormal
Alternative Medicine Is a Playground for Apologists
by Edzard Ernst
Issues in Science and Skepticism
Ley Lines: Investigating on Site
by Joe Nickell
William Tell: Myth or Reality?
‘UFO Disclosure’ Happening Again This Year
Dog Behavior: Beneath the Veneer of ‘Man’s Best Friend’
Playing to an Empty Room: Ghost Hunting and ‘Singapore Theory’