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."
by James Alcock
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.
by Lorence G. Collins
Like the geological evidence, biological evidence demonstrates that a worldwide flood never happened 4,350 years ago, as young- Earth creationists believe.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aired in 2014 to much acclaim.
by Jeanne Goldberg
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.
by Harriet Hall
by Harriet Hall
CAM exploits patients, including physical damage, mental distress, financial loss, and harm to third parties.
In cryptozoological terms, the Jersey Devil doesn’t have the cachet of the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, or even the chupacabra.
Sound reading,” as this technique is called, is a classic trick of mentalists who wish to simulate telepathy phenomena.
Multi-level marketing companies use subtle influence techniques to capture and influence recruits—and you are at risk.
by Susan Gerbic
Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment by Benjamin Radford