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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 42.5 —
September / October 2018

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 42.5 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • David Morrison
  • Denise Sutherland
  • Harriet Hall
  • James Alcock
  • James Alcock
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Kenny Biddle
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Biological Reasons Young-Earth Creationists’ Worldwide Flood Never Happened

Biological Reasons Young-Earth Creationists’ Worldwide Flood Never Happened

by Lorence G. Collins
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 42.5

Like the geological evidence, biological evidence demonstrates that a worldwide flood never happened 4,350 years ago, as young- Earth creationists believe.

On the Set of Cosmos’s Season Two

On the Set of Cosmos’s Season Two

by Kendrick Frazier
Skeptical Inquirer · Special Report · Volume 42.5

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aired in 2014 to much acclaim.

From the Spectral to the Spectrum: Radiation in the Crosshairs

From the Spectral to the Spectrum: Radiation in the Crosshairs

by Jeanne Goldberg
Skeptical Inquirer · Feature · Volume 42.5

Public attitudes about radiation, shaped by a rich history of mythology from biblical times to the modern events of Chernobyl and Fukushima, impact personal lives and decisions, but they also have global existential implications.

The Care and Feeding of the Vagina

The Care and Feeding of the Vagina

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Column · Special Section · Volume 42.5

The Case That CAM is Unethical

The Case That CAM is Unethical

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Review · Volume 42.5

CAM exploits patients, including physical damage, mental distress, financial loss, and harm to third parties.

Get Thinking with Podcasts – Some to Check Out in 2018–2019

Get Thinking with Podcasts – Some to Check Out in 2018–2019

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
October 11, 2018

If you know anyone who loves podcasts, you’ll know they’re always keen to recommend what the next big thing will be