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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 42.3 —
May / June 2018

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 42.3 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Brian Bolton
  • Edzard Ernst
  • Ian Harris
  • Joe Nickell
  • Joe Nickell
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Stuart Vyse
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Ghostly ‘Black Monk’ or Random Tourist?

Ghostly ‘Black Monk’ or Random Tourist?

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · Special Report
April 24, 2018

Several British tabloids and paranormal-themed websites have reported that a ghostly black monk has appeared in a photograph taken by Jon Wickes during a visit to Eynsford Castle in Kent.

Registration is NOW OPEN for SkeptiCalCon in Berkeley on June 10, 2018

Registration is NOW OPEN for SkeptiCalCon in Berkeley on June 10, 2018

by The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Special Articles · Special Report
April 23, 2018

Nancy Grace Should be Ashamed of Herself!

Nancy Grace Should be Ashamed of Herself!

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Guerrilla Skepticism
April 20, 2018

Why should we care, she is just another celebrity known for hyping other celebrities right? Wrong.

Photos for Wikipedia

Photos for Wikipedia

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Guerrilla Skepticism
April 19, 2018

When I travel I look for forgotten museums and historical sites. I quickly look to see if there might be a Wikipedia page that photo can go on and snap away. Upload the image and then give it to a new person to add to the Wikipedia page. It is very rewarding.

Train Track Therapy

Train Track Therapy

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
April 18, 2018

People in Indonesia lie down on the tracks with their head on one rail and their legs on another. When a train comes, they get up and move away; after it passes, they lie down again.

Lotus Birth

Lotus Birth

by Kavin Senapathy
Special Articles · Woo Watch
April 13, 2018

Those engaging in lotus birth often keep the placenta in a pouch or a bowl to dry, with salt and optional dried herbs and essentials oils to aid in the drying process and to mask the odor of the decomposing placenta.