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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

An interview with Kevin Folta at CSICon

An interview with Kevin Folta at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
Special Articles · CSICon
January 17, 2018

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

Sonic Attack Claims Are Unjustified: Just Follow the Facts

Sonic Attack Claims Are Unjustified: Just Follow the Facts

by Robert E. Bartholomew
Special Articles · Special Report
January 16, 2018

Regardless of what you may be hearing in the news, claims that a “sonic attack” took place in Cuba are dubious.

Recent Developments in ‘Eastern’ Science

Recent Developments in ‘Eastern’ Science

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
January 12, 2018

Science from the Koran and the Vedas? Who knew?

An Interview with Britt Hermes at CSICon

An Interview with Britt Hermes at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
Special Articles · CSICon
January 11, 2018

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

Pizzagate and Beyond: Using Social Research to Understand Conspiracy Legends

Pizzagate and Beyond: Using Social Research to Understand Conspiracy Legends

by Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl
Skeptical Inquirer · Conspiracy Theories and Incredible Tales · Volume 41.6

It is tempting to dismiss events such as last year’s “Pizzagate” shooting as the work of disturbed or unintelligent people, but social research provides an opportunity to explain the seemingly absurd episode and perhaps help avert future tragedies.

Becoming Fantastic: Why Some People Embellish Their Already Accomplished Lives with Incredible Tales

Becoming Fantastic: Why Some People Embellish Their Already Accomplished Lives with Incredible Tales

by Eric Wojciechowski
Skeptical Inquirer · Conspiracy Theories and Incredible Tales · Volume 41.6

To increase excitement into what is perceived as a normal, uneventful life, some people create their own personal myths of adventure and accomplishment. These are not just exaggerations of real events, and such narratives can be in the realm of the fantastic.