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."
In light of new findings and insights, it seems appropriate to put euphoria to rest and to take a more down-to-earth view.
by Harriet Hall
A skeptic encounters psychics, astrologers, and other strange creatures and discovers how they react to science and reason.
For years, Princeton's PEAR group has been pursuing a research program that many would characterize as parapsychology.
As far as the prevalence of life and intelligence throughout the galaxy goes, the simple fact is we still have no idea.
SETI is a scientific effort that has attracted wide popular interest over the past half century.
Nearly everyone is in favor of critical thinking. This is evidence that the term is in danger of becoming meaningless.
I recently had the opportunity to travel through Europe in search of the reality behind some famous ancient legends.
by Joe Nickell
While visiting Argentina, I was also able to take a look at some local mysteries with which I already had some familiarity.
Review of the book by Susan A. Clancy
Did you know that Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, never left the band because he died in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike?