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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."

Natasha Demkina: The Girl with Normal Eyes

Natasha Demkina: The Girl with Normal Eyes

by Andrew A. Skolnick
Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

Feature

Many in Russia and the United Kingdom believe a teenage girl can identify diseases in patients better than their physicians.

Testing Natasha

Testing Natasha

by Ray Hyman
Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

Feature

Can a seventeen-year-old girl truly "see" inside a person's body? Hyman and colleagues conducted tests to search for the truth.

Getting the Monkey off Darwin’s Back: Four Common Myths About Evolution

Getting the Monkey off Darwin’s Back: Four Common Myths About Evolution

by Charles Sullivan and Cameron Mcpherson Smith
Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

Feature

Evolution is poorly characterized by certain commonly used phrases.

‘Stupid Dino Tricks’: A Reply to Hovind’s Web Response

by Greg Martinez
Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

Follow-up

Response to Ken Hovind's criticism of the author's article in Sketpical Inquirer

Was a Quack Doctor Jack the Ripper?

Was a Quack Doctor Jack the Ripper?

by Massimo Polidoro
Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

Notes on a Strange World

In the search for the identity of Jack the Ripper, a recent discovery has attracted the attention of Ripperologists worldwide.

The Bizarre Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Saga Continues

by Bruce Flamm
Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

Follow-up

Follow up to the author's investigative article on the Columbia University study

Hyperbole in Media Reports on Asteroids and Impacts

Hyperbole in Media Reports on Asteroids and Impacts

by David Morrison
Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

Feature

Media reporting on asteroid impact-related science frequently exaggerate the uniqueness and significance of new research.

One Longsome Argument

One Longsome Argument

by Dennis R. Trumble
Volume 29.2, March / April 2005

Feature

By any objective measure, the evolution of species ranks among the most successful scientific theories ever.g

A Giant Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

by Greg Martinez
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Review

Review of the book by physicist MIchio Kaku

Brave Thoughts Are Still Not the Truth

by Vitaly L. Ginzburg
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Feature

Scientists often take the bait of swindlers from pseudoscience.

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