Skeptical Inquirer Archives
November / December 2018
Arkansas’s White River Monster: Very Real, but What Was It?
Arthur J. Cramp: The Quackbuster Who Professionalized American Medicine
Autism Wars: Science Strikes Back
A Detailed Primer in Fighting Wildlife Crime
Channeling Ancient African Wisdom—or Not
Diving into the VAERS Dumpster: Fake News about Vaccine Injuries
Essential Oils: One Weird Workshop
Grand Illusions and Existential Angst
How We Believe
The Ecomodernists: A New Way of Thinking about Climate Change and Human Progress
The Salton Sea Flat Earth Test: When Skeptics Meet Deniers
Those Supposed Aliens Might Be Worms
Thoughts on Visiting Darwin’s Home, Down House
UFOs: Why Humanoid Aliens? Why So Varied?
UFO Identification Process
When Psychics Come Under Control of Organized Crime
September / October 2018
Caught Between the Possible and the Paranormal
Climate Fundamentals: NOVA’s ‘Decoding the Weather Machine’
Ghostly ‘Black Monk’ or Random Tourist?
I’ve Got Algorithm. Who Could Ask for Anything More?
Outside the Box: Solving Diverse Mysteries
This is Your Brain on Social Media
We Need a Paradigm Shift in Science Advocacy
Why are Millennials Turning to Astrology?
Why Belief is So Powerful
July / August 2018
A Monumental, but Flawed, Effort to Understand Behavior
CBS Sunday Morning Seers Don’t See So Well
Dead Varmint Vision at Its Funniest
Gullible Reporting about ESP on CBS
Skepticism and Literature in Nineteenth-Century Spain
Tackling the Big Questions
The Anatomy and Pathology of Jihad
The Enduring Legend of the Changeling
The Phantom Menace of UFO Revelation
May / June 2018
A Doctoral Dissertation on a Geocentric Flat Earth
Does the Vatican Hold a Painting of a UFO?
Scientific American Collection on the Science about Controversial Issues
Following Disgraced Doctor Andrew Wakefield
Letters to the Editor
New and Notable
Progressophobia: Why Things Are Better Than You Think They Are
Sorry, ‘Theistic Science’ Is Not Science
Take a Wish Foundation
The 1849 Balvullich Ice Fall
The Fortieth Anniversary of E.O. Wilson’s On Human Nature
Trauma and Taboo: Traumatic Memories Are Alive and Well and Eating Your Innards Out
Why We Can’t Acknowledge Progress
William James and the Psychics
March / April 2018
Colin Wilson’s Idiosyncratic Literary Legacy
Do Superstitious Rituals Work?
Drug Therapy Hype: The Misuse of Data
Just Asking Questions
Short Takes from CSICON 2017
Strange Songs from the Fringe
Yet Another Title on ‘Quantum’ Consciousness
A Cancer Nurse Examines Alternative Medicine
Free Energy: When the Web Is Freewheeling
In What Version of Evolution Do You Believe
Is Elvis Presley in Home Alone?
Jettisoning Freud’s Spurious Contributions
Let’s Be SHARPs Together: The Need for a New Umbrella Term
Medical Misinformation in the Media: Is Anorexia on the Rise?
Repeating Erroneously the Words of Another
Science (Indeed, the World?) Needs Fewer, Not More, Icons
The Giant Panda: Discovered in the Land of Myth
The Interplay of Science Fiction and Pseudoscience
Why Pseudoscience Should Be Taught in College