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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 42.6 —
November / December 2018

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 42.6 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

An Artist with a Science-Based Mission

An Artist with a Science-Based Mission

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
November 16, 2018

Janyce Boynton is a Maine collage artist who sells her work through her website and at local shows.

Did a Psychic Uncover a Fifty-Seven-Year-Old Murder?

Did a Psychic Uncover a Fifty-Seven-Year-Old Murder?

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · A Closer Look
November 15, 2018

According to the story, “bones found in a Long Island basement were discovered after a family consulted a psychic and paranormal investigators.

A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 2)

A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 2)

by Rob Palmer
Special Articles · The Well-Known Skeptic
November 12, 2018

In part 2 of this interview, we discuss the legacy of Perry DeAngelis, some Skeptics’ Guide segments including Jay’s all time favorite “Who’s That Noisy?”, and the Novella brothers’ science fiction review show Alpha Quadrant 6.

Is an Oregon Marijuana Shop Haunted? Not likely.

Is an Oregon Marijuana Shop Haunted? Not likely.

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · A Closer Look
November 2, 2018

KGW8 in Oregon City reported on a spooky video from a local marijuana shop, Five Zero Trees.

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: A Book Review

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: A Book Review

by Rob Palmer
Special Articles · The Well-Known Skeptic
November 2, 2018

For the two weeks I was listening to it during my daily commute, I couldn’t wait to get back in the car every weekday to pick up where I left off.

The Superstitions We Can’t Shake

The Superstitions We Can’t Shake

by Russ Dobler
Special Articles
October 29, 2018

As skeptics, we know the logical fallacies and flaws in thinking that lead to superstitious belief, and we decry those faults when we see them in others.