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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.

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The Roswell Incident at 70: Facts, Not Myths

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.6, November/December 2017

Special Report

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Truth to Power on Climate

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.6, November/December 2017

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The Fires of Creationists, and Rallying for Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.4, July/August 2017

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Still ‘Amazing’: A Conversation with James Randi, Part 2

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.3, May/June 2017

Interview
Still ‘Amazing’: A Conversation with James Randi, Part 2

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.”

Still ‘Amazing’: A Conversation with James Randi

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.2, March/April 2017

Interview
Still ‘Amazing’: A Conversation with James Randi

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.

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Fake News and Fake Science in the Age of Misinformation

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.3, May/June 2017

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Issues in Science and Skepticism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.5, September/October 2016

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Do We Really Want Science-Informed Candidates?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.1, January/February 2016

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‘Reason for Change’: Quacks and Cranks, GMOs and Climate, Science and Philosophy

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

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‘Reason for Change’: Quacks and Cranks, GMOs and Climate, Science and Philosophy

CFI Conference Covers It All

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The Man Who Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.6, November/December 2015

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The Pope’s Encyclical on Climate and the Planet: Will It Change the Debate?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

Special Report

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‘Reason’ Topics and Real Science vs. False Mysteries

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

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World-Changing Genius, Creativity, and Teamwork

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

Review

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

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Today’s Celebrity Scientists

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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Organized Skepticism: Four Decades ... and Today

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

Commentary

Just over forty years ago, the world was awash in unexamined paranormalism. But a scientific response to all the nonsense was beginning to brew.

The Founding of NMSR: A Look Back after Twenty-Five Years

May 8, 2015
The Founding of NMSR: A Look Back after Twenty-Five Years

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.

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A Special Issue on Medical Misinformation

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

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A Few Changes, and with Randi Down Under

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.2, March/April 2015

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44 Doctor-Bashing Arguments . . . and Harriet Hall’s Rebuttals

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

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The Great Freethinker We Owe A Big Debt

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

Review

A review of The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby

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Why We Believe: New Research, New Understanding

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.1, January/February 2015

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Kendrick Frazier Asks Ann Druyan about the New Cosmos

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

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The Cosmos Odyssey of Ann Druyan

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.5, September/October 2014

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Science and Religion: New Questions and Issues

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.4, July/August 2014

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Quantum Mystification

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

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CFI Summit: Highlights

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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CFI Summit: Highlights

Skeptics, Humanists Come Together in Tacoma in First Joint Conference: Skepticism, Humanism, or Both?

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The Burzynski Affair: Forty Years and Counting

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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A Philosophical Mind Considers the Universe (and Us)

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Review

A review of The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz

Three Days of Science and Skepticism in Stockholm

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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Three Days of Science and Skepticism in Stockholm

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.

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Creationism Gone Global

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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Why We Do This: Revisiting the Higher Values of Skeptical Inquiry

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

Commentary

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.

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Cautions and Enthusiasms

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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Wildly Wrong, Psychics Shouldn’t Get a Free Pass

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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Violence, Here and Above

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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Three Days of Science and Skepticism in Stockholm

September 16, 2013
Three Days of Science and Skepticism in Stockholm

It awards the Nobel Prizes in science and proudly portrays not a political figure but one of its most eminent scientists on its ubiquitous 100-kronor note (about $16). So it is hardly surprising that Sweden is the home of a large and vibrant skeptics group and was the able host of the 2013 European Skeptics Congress (ESC), August 23–25, in Stockholm.

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Admiration and Disapprobation

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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Failure to Replicate Results of Bem Parapsychology Experiments Published by Same Journal

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

News & Comment
Failure to Replicate Results of Bem Parapsychology Experiments Published by Same Journal

Experiments attempting to replicate Bem’s results were quickly conducted at various universities, but none were accepted for publication by Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Now the journal has had an apparent change of heart.

Ideas and Insights, Inquiries and Investigations

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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Ideas and Insights, Inquiries and Investigations

A Lively CSICon 2012 Nashville Eyes Latest Trends in Science, Pseudoscience, and Belief

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A Good Look at Invisibility

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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Courage, Optimism, and Thinking Big: An Exuberant Life Well Lived

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

Paul Kurtz In Memoriam

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Exuberant Champion of the New Enlightenment

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

Paul Kurtz In Memoriam

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Can We Have Civilized Conversations about Touchy Science Policy Issues?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

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Phrenology’s Lessons for Today

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.6, November/December 2012

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Dr. Phil Gives Psychics a Pass

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.4, July/August 2012

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The Roswell Syndrome . . . and Pseudoskepticism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.3, May/June 2012

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CSICon New Orleans 2011 - Ideas and Analysis, Frauds and Fun: An Intellectual Treat

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.2, March/April 2012

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CSICon New Orleans 2011 - Ideas and Analysis, Frauds and Fun: An Intellectual Treat

Like its earlier CSICOP conference predecessors, CSICon New Orleans 2011 was rich with provocative ideas, good science, critical thinking, informed analysis, and penetrating criticism of claims poorly supported by scientific evidence.

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Getting People Emotionally Invested

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.2, March/April 2012

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NCCAM, No. CSIcon, Yes.

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.1, January/February 2012

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From Shakespeare to American Archaeology

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

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Who Really Wants Reliable Scientific Information?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.5, September/October 2011

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Examining 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

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Pop Culture and Questionable Cases

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.3, May/June 2011

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Does the ‘Arab Spring’ Herald a Renaissance in Science and Open Inquiry?

Online Extras
July 13, 2011
Does the ‘Arab Spring’ Herald a Renaissance in Science and Open Inquiry?

SKEPTICAL INQUIRER editor Kendrick Frazier reports from Doha, Qatar.

Skeptical Inquirer editor Kendrick Frazier reports from Doha, Qatar

Online Extras
June 30, 2011
Skeptical Inquirer editor Kendrick Frazier reports from Doha, Qatar

More than 700 science journalists from ninety countries—half of them from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East—are meeting on the outskirts of Doha ...

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Why the Bem Experiments Are Not Parapsychology’s Next Big Thing

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.2, March/April 2011

From the Editor

The world of news and blogs began buzzing in mid-November. A prominent psychologist, Daryl Bem of Cornell University, had posted a paper on his website...

A World Treasure

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

Perhaps surprising for such a towering intellect, Martin was a modest and unassuming man.

Tributes to Steve Schneider

August 2, 2010
Tributes to Steve Schneider

Noted climate scientist Stephen H. Schneider of Stanford University died July 19, 2010, of an apparent heart attack while traveling in London.

Reading, the New Media, and the New Skepticism: What’s Going On?

January 6, 2010

If you are anything like me, reading is an essential part of life itself. For my generation, newspapers, books, and magazines...

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Notes on the News: Deception, Notoriety, and Credulity in Our Infotainment Age

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

News & Comment

The media frenzy about a homemade balloon launch supposedly carrying a Fort Collins, Colorado, family's six-year old son into the sky and the resulting...

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The Scourge of Cancer

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

From the Editor

I doubt there are many families not affected in some way by the subject of our cover article—cancer.

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Pew/AAAS Poll: Public Likes Science but Still Disagrees with Scientists on Controversial Issues

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

News & Comment

The public continues to like science and value scientists, but a new poll shows considerable gaps between how scientists...

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Nigerian Scam Mastermind Sentenced in Australia

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

News & Comment

We've all seen the e-mails from Nigeria insisting wealth can be ours if we help the writer get his money out of the country.

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Introducing Skepticism 2.0

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

From the Editor

There's nothing new about skepticism. People who think critically and analytically have been around since ancient times.

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Cell Phones, Power Lines, Video Games…and Much Else

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

From the Editor

This issue demonstrates not only the variety of topics we tackle in the Skeptical Inquirer, but also...

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John Maddox, Longtime Nature Editor and CSI Fellow, Dies

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

News & Comment

John Maddox, a pivotal figure in the world scientific community as twice editor of the esteemed scientific journal...

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Nonreligious Portion of U.S. Population Growing, Survey Finds

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

News & Comment

What many secularists have long been contending--that their numbers are growing, and have consistently been underestimated...

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Big Scientific Controversy over Little Hobbit People of Flores

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

From the Editor

Five years ago a stunning discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores rocked the field of paleoanthropology...

Highlights of CFI’s Twelfth World Congress: Science, Public Policy, and the Planetary Community

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

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Highlights of CFI’s Twelfth World Congress: Science, Public Policy, and the Planetary Community

Science, Public Policy, and the Planetary Community

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It’s What We Do

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

From the Editor

"Why did you write about [fill in the blank]?" That is a recurring question we get at the Skeptical Inquirer.

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Life and Planet

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

Feature

Evolution, Climate Change. Two Grand Themes of AAAS Science Fest.

Scientists Hail Gallo’s ‘Unsung’ Role in Nobel HIV/AIDS Discovery

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

News & Comment

When the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to two French virologists for discovering and identifying the HIV virus...

More Studies Reject Vaccine-Autism Link

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

News & Comment

As if more scientific support was needed, a new review of the evidence has again shown no link between vaccines and autism.

The Planets on New Year’s Day

April 21, 2009
The Planets on New Year’s Day

Planetary photography

Science, Reason, and the Obama Administration

April 21, 2009

Commentary to appear in the March/April 2009 Skeptical Inquirer

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Darwin

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

From the Editor

You are going to be hearing a lot about Charles Darwin this year. Deservedly so. February 12 was his 200th birthday...

Science, Reason, and the Obama Administration

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

Comment and Opinion

The Obama White House could hardly have a more distinguished set of people in the key science positions.

Lessons about Burdens on American Cryptology

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

Featurette

The Winds message controversy does have lessons about burdens and pressures on pre-war American cryptology.

The Pearl Harbor ‘Winds Message’ Controversy: A New Critical Evaluation

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

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The Pearl Harbor ‘Winds Message’ Controversy: A New Critical Evaluation

A new investigation by the NSA confirms that a Japanese message was not heard until after the attack on Pearl Harbor began.

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Discovery of HIV Nets 2008 Nobel Prize for Two French Virologists

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

News & Comment

The discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been honored with a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology...

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UFOs: Fact and Fiction—A Special Issue

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

From the Editor

UFOs fascinate the public and both amuse and frustrate science-minded skeptics. Oh, you thought UFOs were passé...

Science, Reason, and the Obama Administration

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 24, 2008
Kendrick Frazier's Commentary to appear in the March/April 2009 Skeptical Inquirer

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Purdue Panel Finds Scientific Misconduct in Researcher’s Bubble Fusion Reports

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

News & Comment

A Purdue University panel has found a researcher guilty of scientific misconduct in a case of bubble, or desktop, fusion.

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Keeping Ahead of the News

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

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We have plenty of riches for you in this issue: five articles, four commentaries, three book reviews, two Forum columns...

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A Trio of Questionable Medical Treatments

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.5, September / October 2008

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The three articles under the theme "Questionable Medical Treatments" in this issue delve into problems with modern medicine...

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Clarke, Cognition, and the Presidential Campaign

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

From the Editor

This issue's tributes to Arthur C. Clarke stand as soaring testaments to that seminal figure of the twentieth century.

Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

Featurette

Kendrick Frazier remembers Arthur C. Clarke

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How to Study Reincarnation: Guidelines for Research

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.3, May / June 2008

News & Comment

Is there a way to empirically study claims of reincarnation to satisfy scientific standards?

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Brain Neuroimaging Experiments find ‘Evidence against Existence of Psi’ ... or Do They?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.3, May / June 2008

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Can imaging of the brain help resolve the debate over whether psi exists or not? Two researchers at Harvard University...

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Dangers of Animal Rights Extremists

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.3, May / June 2008

From the Editor

We haven't before dealt in our pages with the dangers of the extreme animal rights movement...

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The Force of Change in China

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

From the Editor

Our founder Paul Kurtz and I present two reports on China in this issue. They arise out of a stimulating world congress...

Gell-Mann: Reality is Out There . . . and It’s Beautiful

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

Featurette

In case you were wondering, there really is a reality out there independent of human observers.

Dennett: Teach Children All the Facts about their Religion

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

Featurette

Daniel Dennett used his talk on the final morning of the China conference to call for an end to the indoctrination of children.

China Gone Modern

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

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China Gone Modern

In the nearly 20 years since our last visit to China, the country has undergone a stunning economic and physical transformation.

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A Painful Legal Case is Resolved in Favor of Open Inquiry

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.1, January / February 2008

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I hope everyone will read Carol Tavris's report in this issue on the resolution of a legal case that threatened...

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Out of Body and in the Lab: New Experiments Stimulate Seeing Self Elsewhere

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.6, November / December 2007

News & Comment

Two sets of studies published independently in the same issue of the journal Science demonstrate how...

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Protecting Our Valuable Vaccine Programs

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.6, November / December 2007

From the Editor

Benjamin Franklin championed vaccinations in the early years of our nation. In the past half-century or so, widespread...

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Carroll, Forrest, Kroto Elected CSI Fellows; Mooney, Nisbet Named Consultants

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.5, September / October 2007

News & Comment

Three noted scholars have been elected Fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in recognition of their distinguished...

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CFI Calls for Protecting Science and Research Findings from Political Interference

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.5, September / October 2007

News & Comment

CFI has called for legislation to protect scientific research and the dissemination of findings of scientific research.

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Gallup Polls Show Split on Evolution (Dis)Belief by Politics, Religion

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.5, September / October 2007

News & Comment

Not that we needed more evidence of Americans' disbelief in evolution, but the results of several Gallup Poll questions...

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Hope for the Future, and Early Reaction on Global Warming

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.4, July / August 2007

From the Editor

I just got back from talking with some of the world's brightest high-school students. It's enough to restore faith in...

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IPCC Climate Report Shows ‘Unequivocal’ Warming, Reduces Uncertainties

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.3, May / June 2007

News & Comment

The long-awaited international report summarizing the latest and best thinking of the world's scientists about climate change...

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A Warming Climate for Climate Warming

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.3, May / June 2007

From the Editor

Our report in this issue, "Global Climate Change Triggered by Global Warming" was in production when the IPCC released...

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Is Science Gaining New Ground?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

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The tone and character of the science vs. religion debate, a perennial source of conflict, seems recently to have shifted...

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Science, God, and (Non)Belief

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

From the Editor

The intersection of science and religion has grasped and stimulated the minds and emotions of great thinkers for centuries...

For the God Question, a Biological Perspective

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

Review
For the God Question, a Biological Perspective

That a book so forthrightly titled could reach the best seller lists may tell us something about a shifting cultural climate.

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Energy Department Will End Most Polygraph Testing

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.1, January / February 2007

News & Comment

After years of controversy, ranging from complaints from national labs' scientists to a critical National Academy of Sciences...

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It’s CSI Now, Not CSICOP

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.1, January / February 2007

Editorial

CSICOP's name has been shortened. The Executive Council of CSICOP has formally adopted a shorter name for the organization...

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Men of the Cosmos

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.1, January / February 2007

From the Editor

It seems entirely fitting that our cover article in appreciation of Carl Sagan is written by David Morrison.

Do They Have Your Numb3r?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.1, January / February 2007

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Do They Have Your Numb3r?

CBS's popular Friday night drama uses mathematics, reason, and rationality to help the FBI solve major crime mysteries.

It’s CSI Now, Not CSICOP

December 4, 2006

The Executive Council of CSICOP has formally adopted a shorter name for the organization: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

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Recent Deaths

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.6, November / December 2006

News & Comment

Obituaries for James Harvey Young and Karl T. Pflock

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Art, Science, and Creativity

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.6, November / December 2006

From the Editor

Art stimulated my early interest in science. Chesley Bonestell's stunning paintings envisioning Earth from orbit...

Leakey Fights Church Campaign to Downgrade Kenya Museum’s Human Fossils

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.6, November / December 2006

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Leakey Fights Church Campaign to Downgrade Kenya Museum’s Human Fossils

Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is giving no quarter to evangelical leaders who are pressing Kenyas national museum...

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The Vigorous Science of Evolution

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.5, September / October 2006

From the Editor

I received a letter the other day that got me thinking...

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Explanatory Frameworks and Investigative Exposés

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.4, July / August 2006

From the Editor

For every issue of SI we try to provide a nourishing variety of material. First, there's the variety of types of material...

In Defense of the Higher Values

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.4, July / August 2006

Comment and Opinion

When Paul Kurtz brought us to Buffalo 30 ago to found CSICOP, the nation was awash in what he called "The New Irrationalisms."

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U.S. ‘Out on a Limb by Ourselves’ in Evolution Rejection, Jon Miller Tells AAAS

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.3, May / June 2006

News & Comment

Americans do embrace science and technology, says Jon D. Miller of Northwestern--with the notable exception of evolution.

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AAAS Events, Statement Expound Evolution, Decry ID

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.3, May / June 2006

News & Comment

If this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is any guide, no one can complain...

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Are We Alone? A Searching Look at SETI

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.3, May / June 2006

From the Editor

Are we alone in the Universe? The question reverberates across the centuries. But the generations alive today are the first...

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Evolution Science’s Top Story of the Year

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

News & Comment

Each December, the editors of Science magazine, one of the world's leading scientific journals, review the most...

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In Landmark Dover Decision, Judge Rules ID Is Not Science, Teaching It Is Unconstitutional

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

News & Comment

It was clear, strong, eloquent, and decisive. It ruled broadly on the merits of the case. And it dealt a stinging rebuke to...

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Court Decision in Dover Case a Victory for Good Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

From the Editor

The court decision in the Dover Intelligent Design case is cause for jubilation. For all of us who care deeply about science...

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SI Editor Kendrick Frazier Elected a Fellow of the AAAS

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

News & Comment

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Kendrick Frazier, Editor of...

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Memory Wars and Monster Stories

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

From the Editor

Cases involving dubious claims of recovered memories of supposed past abuses brought out in therapy--often under hypnosis or...

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Top 25 Science Questions: A Stimulating List of What We Don’t Know

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

News & Comment

Science thrives on seeking solutions to unanswered questions.

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Velikovsky Papers to Princeton University

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

News & Comment

The papers of Russian-born American author Immanuel Velikovsky have a new home in the Princeton University Library.

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Evolution and the ID Wars

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

From the Editor

We devote the core of this issue to Evolution and the ID Wars. The "Intelligent Design" movement is the most pernicious...

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Obesity Epidemic? Elixirs of Life? Where’s the Truth?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

From the Editor

Are we in the midst of an obesity epidemic? And if so, what does that mean for our health, really?

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Time for Science to Go on the Offense

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.4, July / August 2005

From the Editor

We have seen another turbulent several months in science's latest battles with the evolution-deniers.

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Science, Seeing, and Cosmological Worldviews

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

From the Editor

Ray Hyman's cover article describes tests he, Wiseman, and Skolnick carried out on the so-called Russian "girl with X-ray eyes."

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New Government Peer Review Leaves Cold Fusion Still Out in the Cold

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

News & Comment

A new government peer review of scientific claims for cold fusion has left the matter pretty much where it was fifteen years...

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Evolution and Evidence

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

From the Editor

Evolution is exceptionally successful as the scientific explanation of observed changes over time in the living world...

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Randi: That’s Amazing

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

News & Comment

The special event the second night was "Randi: That's Amazing," billed as "A 'Magical' Evening with James Randi."

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The World of Galileo Galilei

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

News & Comment

As befitted a conference outside Padua, the first evening featured a special event, "The World of Galileo Galilei."

Critical Inquiry, and Thinking About Galileo

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

From the Editor

Kendrick Frazier's comments

In the Land of Galileo, Fifth World Skeptics Congress Solves Mysteries, Champions Scientific Outlook

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

News & Comment

The legacy of Galileo shone like a brilliant star throughout the Fifth World Skeptics Congress...

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French Group Tests Man’s Claims to Sense a Person’s Presence

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

Controlled, double-blind tests of a therapeutic touch practitioner's claims to be able to feel a "signal" or "fluid"...

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The Path to Discovery and the Impact on Culture

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

From the Editor

It wasn't an earth-shaking discovery. It didn't fundamentally revamp our cultural and cosmological worldview.

From Internet Scams to Urban Legends, Planet (hoa)X to the Bible Code

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.2, March / April 2004

Feature
From Internet Scams to Urban Legends, Planet (hoa)X to the Bible Code

CSICOP Albuquerque Conference Has Fun Exposing Hoaxes, Myths and Manias

Science Always Trumps Pseudoscience - and a Still Broader Mission for SI

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.1, January / February 2004

From the Editor

A few notes from the recent CSICOP conference

Fourth World Skeptics Conference in Burbank a Lively Foment of Ideas

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 26.5, September / October 2002

Feature
Fourth World Skeptics Conference in Burbank a Lively Foment of Ideas

Scams, intelligent design, urban legends, fringe psychotherapies get critical attention

Commentary: Clear Thinking and the Forces of Unreason

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 26.2, March / April 2002

Comment and Opinion

There is a new need for rationality and reason-as well as courage and resoluteness-in defense of freedom and democracy...

Science and Religion 2001: Introductory Thoughts

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 25.5, September / October 2001

Feature

Kendrick Frazier's introductory comments

25 Years of Science and Skepticism—Part 1 of 2

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 25.3, May / June 2001

Feature
25 Years of Science and Skepticism—Part 1 of 2

Kendrick Frazier reflects on the first 25 years of Skeptical Inquirer

A Special Issue on Science and Religion

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 23.4, July / August 1999

From the Editor

Editor's note on this issue

Finding Awe, Reverence, and Wonder in Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 23.2, March / April 1999

Review
Finding Awe, Reverence, and Wonder in Science

Review of Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins

Science and Reason, Foibles and Fallacies, and Doomsdays

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 22.6, November / December 1998

Special Report
Science and Reason, Foibles and Fallacies, and Doomsdays

The skeptical movement has gone from an idea in the minds of a few colleagues to a widely recognized international network.

A Mind at Play: An Interview with Martin Gardner

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 22.2, March / April 1998

Interview
A Mind at Play: An Interview with Martin Gardner

His mind is highly philosophical, at home with the most abstract concepts, yet his thinking and writing crackle with clarity.

Council for Media Integrity Blasts Networks for Distorted Treatments of Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 21.3, May / June 1997

News & Comment
Council for Media Integrity Blasts Networks for Distorted Treatments of Science

News items from May / June 1997

Something for Everyone at World Skeptics Congress

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 20.5, September / October 1996

From the Editor

It began with a stirring live symphonic performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets...

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