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Skeptic Authors Steven Salzberg and Joe Nickell to Receive Balles Prize in Critical Thinking

June 14, 2013

Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will each be awarded the 2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, to be presented by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry at the CFI Summit in October.

Skeptical Inquirer Newsletter: May 2013

May 23, 2013

Playing dice with the Skeptic’s Toolbox, Oliver Sacks and near-death experiences, and much more!

Hallucinating the Afterlife: Oliver Sacks Talks to Skeptical Inquirer about Near-Death Experiences a

April 22, 2013

Famed neuroscientist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks casts a critical eye on near-death testimonials from those who claim to have visited the afterlife, in a new interview with Skeptical Inquirer.

Invisible Beings, Psychic Horses, Alien Insects…Why Do We Believe This Stuff?

February 22, 2013

Invisible beings, horses that know their square roots, and alien bugs invading Denver—what makes so many people believe in these ludicrous ideas? The sharpest minds in science and skepticism confront the claims and phenomena that have us believing in that which is not there, and why we do it, all in the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer.

Skeptical Inquirer Newsletter: January 2013

January 11, 2013

  • Belief in the Apocalypse That Wasn’t Examined in Skeptical Inquirer
  • 2012: Year of the Nickell 
  • Special Articles at
  • Eyes on the Balles Prize
  • Save the Date for the Skeptic’s Toolbox

Harriet Hall and Steven Novella Join Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s Executive Council

November 21, 2012

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is proud to announce that two luminaries of science and skepticism, CSI Fellows Harriet Hall and Steven Novella, have been elected to the Committee’s Executive Council.

Benjamin Radford’s “Tracking the Chupacabra” Nominated for Book of the Year

April 6, 2012

The book is the product of five years of research and investigation into the mythical vampiric creature.

Bill Nye Wins In Praise of Reason Award

January 20, 2012

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” received the In Praise of Reason Award

Academy Honors 17 for Major Contributions to Science

January 19, 2012

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 17 individuals with awards

Report Calls for End to Federal Funding for Study of Alternative Medicine

November 22, 2011

A full report will be available in the January/February issue of Skeptical Inquirer

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