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."
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?
Lake Okanagan's lake monster has undergone many transformations over the centuries. Will the real Ogopogo please rise up?
Kevin Trudeau's book, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, has spent months on the best-seller lists.
by Joe Nickell
During the Middle Ages, the castle arose as the private fortress of a monarch or nobleman.
In interpreting poll results, we should be careful about their underlying meaning.
On May 5, 1925, biology teacher John Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for the crime of teaching Darwin's "theory of evolution."
Is it female or male? Does it have any sex? / Does it come with a name, like Jane, Irving, or Rex?
Evolution opponents are framing the issues to our disadvantage.
by Cees N.M. Renckens, Tom Schoepen, and Willem Betz
Even though the World Health Organization (WHO) has no international power, it still enjoys great authority all over the world.