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Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is published by the Center for Inquiry in association with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Six times per year Skeptical Inquirer publishes critical scientific evaluations of all manner of controversial and extraordinary claims, including but not limited to paranormal and fringe-science matters, and informed discussion of all relevant issues. In addition to news, articles, book reviews, and investigations on a wide variety of topics, Skeptical Inquirer has a stellar stable of regular columnists including Joe Nickell (“Investigative Files”), Massimo Polidoro (“Notes on a Strange World”), Massimo Pigluicci (“Thinking About Science”), and SI managing editor Benjamin Radford's reader-driven (“The Skeptical Inquiree”). Yale University neurologist Steven Novella, M.D., founder of the New England Skeptical Society and executive editor of the Science-Based Medicine blog, contributes a new "The Science of Medicine" column, and contributing editor Kenneth W. Krause adds a regular science column, "ScienceWatch."

The God Engine

The God Engine

by James Alcock
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Belief in the supernatural develops as a natural consequence of the way our brains work, so it should be no surprise that religion is both pervasive and enduring.

Biological Reasons Young-Earth Creationists’ Worldwide Flood Never Happened

Biological Reasons Young-Earth Creationists’ Worldwide Flood Never Happened

by Lorence G. Collins
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Feature

Like the geological evidence, biological evidence demonstrates that a worldwide flood never happened 4,350 years ago, as young- Earth creationists believe.

On the Set of Cosmos’s Season Two

On the Set of Cosmos’s Season Two

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Special Report

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aired in 2014 to much acclaim.

From the Spectral to the Spectrum: Radiation in the Crosshairs

From the Spectral to the Spectrum: Radiation in the Crosshairs

by Jeanne Goldberg
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Feature

Public attitudes about radiation, shaped by a rich history of mythology from biblical times to the modern events of Chernobyl and Fukushima, impact personal lives and decisions, but they also have global existential implications.

The Care and Feeding of the Vagina

The Care and Feeding of the Vagina

by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Column
Special Section

The Case That CAM is Unethical

The Case That CAM is Unethical

by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Review

CAM exploits patients, including physical damage, mental distress, financial loss, and harm to third parties.

An Early ‘Monster’ with an Older History

An Early ‘Monster’ with an Older History

by Terence Hines
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Review

In cryptozoological terms, the Jersey Devil doesn’t have the cachet of the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, or even the chupacabra.

A Telepathy Investigation

A Telepathy Investigation

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Column
Notes on a Strange World

Sound reading,” as this technique is called, is a classic trick of mentalists who wish to simulate telepathy phenomena.

Multi-Level Menace

Multi-Level Menace

by Denise Sutherland
Volume 42.5, September / October 2018

Feature

Multi-level marketing companies use subtle influence techniques to capture and influence recruits—and you are at risk.

A State of Many Mysteries

A State of Many Mysteries

by Susan Gerbic
Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Review

Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment by Benjamin Radford

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