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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

Essential Oils: One Weird Workshop

Essential Oils: One Weird Workshop

by Susan Gould
Skeptical Inquirer · Special Report · Volume 42.6

Nothing prepared me for the workshops my colleagues and I were required to attend this past winter.

The Salton Sea Flat Earth Test: When Skeptics Meet Deniers

The Salton Sea Flat Earth Test: When Skeptics Meet Deniers

by Jim Underdown
Skeptical Inquirer · Commentary · Volume 42.6

Today, skeptics fight not only false assertions and misinterpretation of facts but also a fundamental distrust of science and a deep-seated paranoia about reputable institutions lying to the entire culture.

Arkansas’s White River Monster: Very Real, but What Was It?

Arkansas’s White River Monster: Very Real, but What Was It?

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Inquirer · Investigative Files · Volume 42.6

Can we finally solve the mystery?

The Ecomodernists

The Ecomodernists

by Matt Nisbet
Skeptical Inquirer · The Science of Science Communication · Volume 42.6

A New Way of Thinking about Climate Change and Human Progress

Diving into the VAERS Dumpster

Diving into the VAERS Dumpster

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Reality is the Best Medicine · Volume 42.6

Fake News about Vaccine Injuries

How We Believe

How We Believe

by Harriet Hall
Skeptical Inquirer · Review · Volume 42.6

Beliefs guide all our thoughts and behaviors, from brushing our teeth to voting for a particular political party.