Kendrick Frazier is editor of the Skeptical Inquirer and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is editor of several anthologies, including Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience.
The Fires of Creationists, and Rallying for Science
You were asked how to treat a friend who ardently believes in the paranormal. You said, “Be kind. Be kind. They believe because they need to believe. Be compassionate.”
I took up being Harry Houdini, though I never claimed to be him. As a matter of fact, during my career I broke a couple of his records.
Fake News and Fake Science in the Age of Misinformation
Issues in Science and Skepticism
Do We Really Want Science-Informed Candidates?
CFI Conference Covers It All
The Man Who Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery
The Pope’s Encyclical on Climate and the Planet: Will It Change the Debate?
‘Reason’ Topics and Real Science vs. False Mysteries
World-Changing Genius, Creativity, and Teamwork
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson
Today’s Celebrity Scientists
Just over forty years ago, the world was awash in unexamined paranormalism. But a scientific response to all the nonsense was beginning to brew.
May 8, 2015
New Mexicans for Science and Reason (NMSR) has been proudly on its own for twenty-five years. But it had its origin in a national and even international movement to help spread science-based skepticism around the country and the world.
A Special Issue on Medical Misinformation
A Few Changes, and with Randi Down Under
44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments . . . and Harriet Hall’s Rebuttals
The Great Freethinker We Owe A Big Debt
A review of The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby
Why We Believe: New Research, New Understanding
Kendrick Frazier Asks Ann Druyan about the New Cosmos
The Cosmos Odyssey of Ann Druyan
Science and Religion: New Questions and Issues
Skeptics, Humanists Come Together in Tacoma in First Joint Conference: Skepticism, Humanism, or Both?
The Burzynski Affair: Forty Years and Counting
A Philosophical Mind Considers the Universe (and Us)
A review of The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz
Sweden is the home of a large and vibrant skeptics group and was the able host of the 2013 European Skeptics Congress, August 23–25, in Stockholm.
Creationism Gone Global
I want to give some brief historical perspective about the skeptical movement, take a look at some new trends, and revisit a theme I’ve emphasized before, reminding ourselves why we do this: the higher values of skeptical inquiry.
Cautions and Enthusiasms