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."
Many in Russia and the United Kingdom believe a teenage girl can identify diseases in patients better than their physicians.
by Ray Hyman
Can a seventeen-year-old girl truly "see" inside a person's body? Hyman and colleagues conducted tests to search for the truth.
by Charles Sullivan and Cameron Mcpherson Smith
Evolution is poorly characterized by certain commonly used phrases.
Response to Ken Hovind's criticism of the author's article in Sketpical Inquirer
In the search for the identity of Jack the Ripper, a recent discovery has attracted the attention of Ripperologists worldwide.
by Bruce Flamm
Follow up to the author's investigative article on the Columbia University study
Media reporting on asteroid impact-related science frequently exaggerate the uniqueness and significance of new research.
By any objective measure, the evolution of species ranks among the most successful scientific theories ever.g
Review of the book by physicist MIchio Kaku
Scientists often take the bait of swindlers from pseudoscience.