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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 War on Science, Anti-Intellectualism, and ‘Alternative Ways of Knowing’ in 21st-Century America

The War on Science, Anti-Intellectualism, and ‘Alternative Ways of Knowing’ in 21st-Century America

by H. Sidky
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Feature

The decades-long academic assault on science has bewildered the American public about the role and function of science, promoted anti-intellectualism, and politically empowered purveyors of supernaturalism and paranormal beliefs.

Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened

Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened

by Dr. Lorence G. Collins
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Feature

Here’s a geologist’s critical analysis of false perceptions held by many creationists about the origin of the Grand Canyon and the age of the Earth.

In Troubled Times, This Is What We Do

In Troubled Times, This Is What We Do

by Kendrick Frazier
Commentary

We all must support critical inquiry and evidence-based thinking. We must honor those who do it, often at some considerable sacrifice to themselves.

CSICON Las Vegas 2017

CSICON Las Vegas 2017

by Kendrick Frazier
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Conference Report

A Festival of Scientific Skepticism or a Theme Park for Science and Reason? CSICon Las Vegas 2017 Had It All

Hawking ‘Ghosts’ in Old Louisville

Hawking ‘Ghosts’ in Old Louisville

by Joe Nickell
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Column
Investigative Files

How could a press that represents all of the universities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky publish such nonsense—even in an age of fake news and fake science?

Ambassadors for Science

Ambassadors for Science

by Matt Nisbet
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Column
The Science of Science Communication

Harnessing the Power of Opinion-Leaders Across Communities

David vs. Whatsisname

David vs. Whatsisname

by George Hrab
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Column

I’m not sure I get the point of the story of David and Goliath.

The Riddle of Consciousness

The Riddle of Consciousness

by Harriet Hall
Volume 42.2, March / April 2018

Review

Consciousness is not a nonphysical phenomenon. It is an evolved user-illusion, “a system of virtual machines that evolved, genetically and memetically, to play very special roles in the ‘cognitive niche’ our ancestors have constructed over the millennia.”

Expectativas divididas

Expectativas divididas

by Matt Nisbet, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

The Science of Science Communication

Cuando pensamos en las raíces del antagonismo sobre la pericia científica en los Estados Unidos, a menudo nos enfocamos en el partidismo o en las diferencias religiosas.

Divided Expectations

Divided Expectations

by Matt Nisbet
Volume 42.1, January/February 2018

The Science of Science Communication

Why We Need a New Dialogue about Science, Inequality, and Society

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