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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

Challenging Claims of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

Challenging Claims of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · A Closer Look
September 17, 2018

In May 2018, I spent the night at the White Hill Mansion in Fieldsboro, New Jersey.

I’m Keeping My Skeptic’s Card!

I’m Keeping My Skeptic’s Card!

by Rob Palmer
Special Articles · The Well-Known Skeptic
September 14, 2018

What was “The Well-Known Skeptic” supposed to do?

A State of Many Mysteries

A State of Many Mysteries

by Susan Gerbic
Skeptical Inquirer · Review · Volume 39.3

Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment by Benjamin Radford

The ‘Secret Hand Signs’ Conspiracy

The ‘Secret Hand Signs’ Conspiracy

by Benjamin Radford
Special Articles · Special Report
September 11, 2018

Things took a turn from the political to the surreal with conspiracy rumors that a lawyer sitting behind Brett Kavanaugh was caught on camera flashing a white nationalism sign with the fingers of one hand.

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
September 10, 2018

An Interview with Sonya Pemberton

‘Breakthrough Ghost Photography’ Falls Short of a Breakthrough

‘Breakthrough Ghost Photography’ Falls Short of a Breakthrough

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · A Closer Look
September 10, 2018

Investigating alleged ghost photographs and offering rational explanations for them has been a focus of mine for well over a decade.