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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 42.4 —
July / August 2018

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 42.4 Cover

Articles by:

  • Amardeo Sarma
  • Benjamin Radford
  • Harriet Hall
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kavin Senapathy
  • Kavin Senapathy
  • Philip J. Senter
  • Reynold Spector
  • Steven Novella
  • Stuart Vyse
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

A Report from the Inaugural NYC SpeedyCamp

A Report from the Inaugural NYC SpeedyCamp

by Rob Palmer
Special Articles · The Well-Known Skeptic
July 20, 2018

On June 10, yours truly—someone who had never done a presentation anywhere as a skeptic with a capital “S”—was the very first speaker at the very first New York City Skeptics’ SpeedyCamp. So, of course I have absolutely no choice but to report on this event right here and now in my new column.

Critical Thinking in Modern Society

Critical Thinking in Modern Society

by Jamie Hale
Special Articles · The Wide World of Science
July 19, 2018

Educators often pay lip service to the idea of teaching “critical thinking.” But, when asked to define critical thinking, answers are often weak and ambiguous.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

by Kenny Biddle
Special Articles · A Closer Look
July 18, 2018

The first major paranormal case I took a closer look at was a well-known haunted house called Whispers Estate, located in Mitchell, Indiana.

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part II]

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part II]

by Kavin Senapathy
Special Articles · Woo Watch
July 17, 2018

The range of conditions classified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is thought to affect 1-3% of the population.

On Countering Pseudoscience, Educating about Vaccinations, and Intereuropean science Communication

On Countering Pseudoscience, Educating about Vaccinations, and Intereuropean science Communication

by Annika Merkelbach
Special Articles · Special Report
July 17, 2018

An Interview with Dr. Anna Zakrisson

‘The Las Vegas Timewarp’

‘The Las Vegas Timewarp’

by Rob Lea
Special Articles · Special Report
July 13, 2018

An unexplained distortion of time and space—or catalogue of simple errors and a misunderstanding of how science works?