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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

The mission of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.

Keep Health Care Safe and Secular: A Center for Inquiry Campaign

The FDA is giving serious consideration to our petition to require that all over-the-counter homeopathic drugs meet the standards of effectiveness applicable to non-homeopathic drugs. Read the letter from the FDA »

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.2 —
March/April 2016

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.2 Cover

Articles by:

  • Benjamin Radford
  • Brian Bolton
  • Daniel A. Vogel
  • Harriet Hall
  • Joe Nickell
  • John Allen Paulos
  • Kenneth W. Krause
  • Leah Remini
  • Massimo Polidoro
  • Matt Nisbet
  • and more!

Latest Articles & News

Operation Tater Tot: Following Up On A Grief Vampire

Operation Tater Tot: Following Up On A Grief Vampire

by Susan Gerbic
Special Articles
February 26, 2016

What people need to understand is that it is NOT my responsibility to disprove Tyler Henry or any other psychic. The burden of proof lies in the person who is making the extraordinary claim to prove they have the ability they claim to have.

Guns: Feeling Safe Does Not Equal Being Safe

Guns: Feeling Safe Does Not Equal Being Safe

by Stuart Vyse
Skeptical Inquirer · Volume 40.2

Sadly, buying a gun does not make you safer. To the contrary, the evidence suggests that bringing a gun into your home increases the chances you will be killed.

Skeptical Inquirer Is Now Available Digitally

Skeptical Inquirer Is Now Available Digitally

CSI News
February 18, 2016

Skeptical Inquirer is now available digitally on Apple Newsstand and on all other major platforms through the Pocketmags app.

Newborn Babies Don’t Have Sex, So Why Do We Vaccinate Them for a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Newborn Babies Don’t Have Sex, So Why Do We Vaccinate Them for a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · SkepDoc's Corner
February 17, 2016

So babies don’t have sex, abuse drugs, or share razors. And mothers can be tested for the virus; if they don’t have it, there is no risk of them transmitting it to their babies. So are there any valid reasons to vaccinate newborns?

¿Nos visitan seres de otros mundos?

¿Nos visitan seres de otros mundos?

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
Special Articles · ¡Paparruchas!
February 16, 2016

Mucha gente cree que la Tierra ha recibido visitas de extraterrestres. ¿Es posible? Para empezar, no hablemos de avistamientos de platillos volantes ni de cosas parecidas, sino de dónde vivimos, desde cuándo y de cómo somos.

A Skeptic on the ConspiraSea Cruise—Interview with Colin McRoberts

A Skeptic on the ConspiraSea Cruise—Interview with Colin McRoberts

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
February 15, 2016

If you're a skeptic and you want to talk to people about conspiracy theories and talk them out of being conspiracy theorists, you've got to find them. You've got to know who they are and where they're coming from, and that really requires a personal face to face conversation. The idea of a 'conspiracy cruise' is great because it makes that easy and it makes it fun.