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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."

Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens

Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens

by Terence Hines
Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

Review

Review of the book by Susan A. Clancy

The Walrus Was Paul!

The Walrus Was Paul!

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Notes on a Strange World

Did you know that Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, never left the band because he died in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike?

Ogopogo the Chameleon

Ogopogo the Chameleon

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Feature

Lake Okanagan's lake monster has undergone many transformations over the centuries. Will the real Ogopogo please rise up?

What ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know: An Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures

What ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know: An Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures

by Stephen Barrett
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

Feature

Kevin Trudeau's book, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, has spent months on the best-seller lists.

Legends of Castles and Keeps

by Joe Nickell
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Investigative Files

During the Middle Ages, the castle arose as the private fortress of a monarch or nobleman.

What Should We Think about Americans’ Beliefs Regarding Evolution?

by Lawrence S. Lerner
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Feature

In interpreting poll results, we should be careful about their underlying meaning.

Obfuscating Biological Evolution

Obfuscating Biological Evolution

by Elie A. Shneour
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Feature

On May 5, 1925, biology teacher John Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for the crime of teaching Darwin's "theory of evolution."

The Intelligent Designer

by Irving Rothchild
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Poem

Is it female or male? Does it have any sex? / Does it come with a name, like Jane, Irving, or Rex?

Only a Theory? Framing the Evolution/Creation Issue

by David Morrison
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Feature

Evolution opponents are framing the issues to our disadvantage.

Beware of Quacks at the WHO: Objecting to the WHO Draft Report on Homeopathy

by Cees N.M. Renckens, Tom Schoepen, and Willem Betz
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

Special Report

Even though the World Health Organization (WHO) has no international power, it still enjoys great authority all over the world.

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