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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 42.1 —
January/February 2018

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 42.1 Cover

Articles by:

  • Alejandro Borgo
  • Benjamin Radford
  • Carrie Poppy
  • Glenn Branch
  • Joe Nickell
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kenneth W. Krause
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Peter Barglow
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Psychology, Skepticism, and Confronting Racism

Psychology, Skepticism, and Confronting Racism

by Craig A. Foster and Steven M. Samuels
Skeptical Inquirer · A Skeptic's Guide to Racism · Volume 42.1

Racism is abhorrent. It is therefore easy for a movement such as skepticism to adopt anti-racism stances, but skepticism must avoid promoting viewpoints because they are politically popular or self-satisfying.

How to Make Better Decisions: Skeptics’ Advice

How to Make Better Decisions: Skeptics’ Advice

by Jonathan Jarry
Special Articles · CSICon
February 21, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

Combating Racism Through Shared Goals

Combating Racism Through Shared Goals

by Stuart Vyse
Skeptical Inquirer · A Skeptic's Guide to Racism · Volume 42.1

We do not solve our problems by demonizing our enemies. We do not change minds through argument or violence.

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 4

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 4

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

This article is the fourth of five articles, chronicling the adventures of my month long European About Time Tour. This tour was funded by the individual skeptical organizations and by private donations.

Are Racist Beliefs Pseudoscientific, and What Do We Do About Them?

Are Racist Beliefs Pseudoscientific, and What Do We Do About Them?

by Terence Hines
Skeptical Inquirer · A Skeptic's Guide to Racism · Volume 42.1

What might work? Certainly being violent back won’t help — it will just egg the racists on.

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 3

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 3

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Guerrilla Skepticism
February 16, 2018

About Time Tour – September 24–29, 2017