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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues. It encourages the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community, the media, and the public.

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.4 —
July/August 2017

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 41.4 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Gary Posner
  • James Randi
  • Joe Nickell
  • Kendrick Frazier
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • Philip J. Senter
  • Stuart Vyse
  • Terence Hines
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones, and Conspiracies

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones, and Conspiracies

by Benjamin Radford
Special Articles · Special Report
June 22, 2017

For skeptics it’s often a no-win situation: If we ignore whatever bogus claim (UFO, Bigfoot, ghosts, conspiracies) then what happens is that believers say to themselves: “There must be something to it…

Platillos volantes: el nacimiento del mito

Platillos volantes: el nacimiento del mito

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
Special Articles · ¡Paparruchas!
June 22, 2017

Con Kenneth Arnold estalló en 1947 la fiebre de los ovnis, aunque entonces casi nadie relacionaba los objetos que se veían en los cielos con naves extraterrestres.

Quiroprácticos: pros y contras

Quiroprácticos: pros y contras

by Harriet Hall, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Special Articles
June 16, 2017

Cuando la quiropraxia es efectiva, lo que es efectivo no es “quiropráctico!: es SMT (Terapia de Estimulación Espinal, TEE)...

The Real ESP—Building a Bridge for Skeptics

The Real ESP—Building a Bridge for Skeptics

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles · Guerrilla Skepticism
June 15, 2017

This interview with the European Skeptics Podcast is an example of what can happen when you venture out and meet others who share the same passion and worldview.

Moral Panic Du Jour: The ‘Blue Whale Game’

by Benjamin Radford
Special Articles · Special Report
June 15, 2017

“The Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ is believed to be a hidden online social media group which its main aim is to encourage our children to kill themselves…

Answering Vaccine Skeptics

Answering Vaccine Skeptics

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
June 14, 2017

Here are some short answers to some of the most common objections to vaccines…