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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 43.1 —
January / February 2019

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 43.1 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

La Sociedad Nacional del Síndrome de Down promueve la pseudociencia de la comunicación

La Sociedad Nacional del Síndrome de Down promueve la pseudociencia de la comunicación

by Stuart Vyse, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
February 12, 2019

El 10 de enero de 2019, la Sociedad Nacional del Síndrome de Down estadounidense (NDSS) puso a disposición un seminario web gratuito y público sobre comunicación facilitada (CF), un método de comunicación totalmente desacreditado que mayormente se utiliza con personas autistas.

The Provenance of Captain Smith’s ‘Haunted’ Mirror

The Provenance of Captain Smith’s ‘Haunted’ Mirror

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · A Closer Look
February 11, 2019

A super exciting, new haunted item from the Titanic

Cómo creemos

Cómo creemos

by Harriet Hall, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Skeptical Inquirer · Review · Volume 42.6

Creencia: qué significa creer y por qué nuestras convicciones son tan persuasivas. Por James E. Alcock, Amherst, NY, USA: Prometheus Books.

Brazil Launches Its First Institute for the Promotion of Skepticism

Brazil Launches Its First Institute for the Promotion of Skepticism

by Natalia Pasternak and Carlos Orsi
Special Articles · Special Report
February 7, 2019

On November 22, 2018, Institute Question of Science (IQC), the first Brazilian institute for skepticism and rational thinking, was officially launched.

A Surfeit of Silliness

A Surfeit of Silliness

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
February 6, 2019

Is the world getting crazier?

Were the ‘Sonic Attacks’ on American Diplomats Just Sci-Fi?

Were the ‘Sonic Attacks’ on American Diplomats Just Sci-Fi?

by Rob Palmer
Special Articles · The Well-Known Skeptic
February 5, 2019

Mass psychogenic illness expert Robert Bartholomew shares his latest thoughts on the (supposed) “sonic weapon” attacks on the U.S. embassy staff in Cuba and China.