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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues. It encourages the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community, the media, and the public.

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 43.2 —
January / February 2019

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 43.2 Cover

Articles by:

  • Alan J. Scott
  • Benjamin Radford
  • Bob Ladendorf
  • Harriet Hall
  • Jim Underdown
  • Jim Underdown
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Stuart Vyse
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Celebrity Ghost Hunts at Historical Locations

Celebrity Ghost Hunts at Historical Locations

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · A Closer Look
March 22, 2019

I had the opportunity to tour the USS North Carolina twice and wasn’t familiar with any ghost stories, so I decided to take a closer look.

Beber sangre de murciélagos es una mala (y loca) idea

Beber sangre de murciélagos es una mala (y loca) idea

by Harriet Hall, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
March 20, 2019

En la medicina tradicional china (MTC), uso médico generalizado de productos animales tales como bilis de oso, cuernos de rinoceronte, huesos de tigre y escamas de pangolín ha devenido en la práctica de la crueldad animal y ha amenazado a varias especies respecto de su extinción.

Who Are More Biased: Liberals or Conservatives?

Who Are More Biased: Liberals or Conservatives?

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
March 19, 2019

Conservatives who, like the President, believe the mainstream media (MSM) have a liberal bias have been supported by evidence that journalists are more likely to identify as Democrats than Republicans.

Pixie Turner: A Wellness Lady Turned Nutritionist

Pixie Turner: A Wellness Lady Turned Nutritionist

by Annika Merkelbach
Special Articles
March 13, 2019

Pixie Turner is a UK-based nutritionist, who was following the wellness trend before she started her research. She now works as an author, science communicator, and nutritionist and also spoke at 2018’s QED in Manchester.

The European Skeptics Congress—Having Fun While Learning about Intereuropean Skepticism

The European Skeptics Congress—Having Fun While Learning about Intereuropean Skepticism

by Annika Merkelbach
Special Articles
March 8, 2019

The European Skeptics Congress (ESC), which happens every two years (August 29th to September 1st), is a place to meet skeptics from around Europe and beyond. The series of congresses started in 1989. Paul De Belder is organizing the next ESC in Ghent, Belgium. He invites us to a sneak peek into what’s coming up.

Los Ecomodernistas

Los Ecomodernistas

by Matt Nisbet, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Skeptical Inquirer · The Science of Science Communication · Volume 42.6

Una nueva forma de pensar sobre el cambio climático y el progreso humano