Recent news about and collected by CSI
June 15, 2018
The rhinoceros is being driven to the brink of extinction, slaughtered by poachers for their ivory horns, and much of the killing is being driven by the buyers and sellers of fake medicine.
May 24, 2018
A bill passed by the Michigan State Senate would endanger the health of Michiganders by granting sweeping new powers to practitioners of unscientific bogus medicine and treatments, said the Center for Inquiry.
March 19, 2018
The segment on ESP and the paranormal in this week’s CBS Sunday Morning nationally aired television show (March 18) was a regrettable lapse in the CBS network’s usually objective and reliable coverage. We call on CBS and the Sunday Morning show to take steps to correct the record and provide a more truthful and scientifically accurate view of the topic.
August 11, 2017
In the national debates over contentious scientific issues such as climate change, vaccines, and evolution, political and cultural identification have become a determining factor as to whether one accepts the facts of science. In its latest issue, Skeptical Inquirer traces the roots of the politicization of scientific issues.
June 8, 2017
Plus: Investigator Joe Nickell Reopens the JonBenet Ramsey Case
May 18, 2017
In her acclaimed bestselling book The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It…Every Time, New Yorker staff writer Maria Konnikova reveals the nefarious tricks of the con artist’s trade, showing us how frauds and charlatans manipulate us by playing on our vulnerabilities and what we perceive to be our best qualities.
April 3, 2017
With the rise of fake news and “alternative facts,” no publication is better suited than Skeptical Inquirer to serve as a survival manual for the wilderness of misinformation. In its latest issue, leading thinkers confront the storm of falsehoods and pseudoscience with practical strategies built on a foundation of facts.
February 15, 2017
With his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins revolutionized the modern understanding of evolution by natural selection and sparked a passion for science in millions of readers across generations. Forty years later, Dawkins revisits his milestone work in Skeptical Inquirer...
December 13, 2016
Science in the United States, embattled as ever, is about to enter a new, heightened era of crisis, as old battles over subjects like stem cells and climate change rage on, and political partisanship hardens false beliefs. The latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer brings us to the front lines of the struggle over the place of science and reason in policy and culture.
November 16, 2016
The Center for Inquiry praised the Federal Trade Commission’s new enforcement policy statement on the marketing of homeopathic drugs, promising to hold the health-related claims made by the manufacturers of these pseudoscientific “alternative” remedies to the same standards as any other remedies.