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."
Medicine's purported ostracism of the discovery of H. pylori has achieved a mythological quality.
Young-earth creationist Kent Hovind has built a dinosaur-filled theme park in Florida and claims to prove that evolution is bunk
by Bruce Flamm
The Columbia University prayer study was flawed and suspicious from the start but now has been fatally tainted with fraud.
Mysterious objects filmed by the Mexican military in March 2004 created a flurry of excitement and strange claims.
On July 11, 2000, a popular Italian prime-time science program, presented a short segment highly critical of homeopathy.
by Eric Scerri
Review of the 2004 film
by Paul Kurtz
Scientific knowledge has a vital, if limited, role to play in shaping our moral values and helping us to frame wiser judgments.
by Ted Goertzel
Does executing murderers cut the homicide rate? Comparative studies show no effect. Econometric models show mixed results.
Review of The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
Heads up—the End of the World is coming again!