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Skeptical Inquirer Magazine

6 issues per year Write Review From £2.83 per issue Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. On a bimonthly basis, Skeptical Inquirer publishes critical scientific evaluations of paranormal and fringe-science claims and informed discussion of all relevant issues.

According to Editor Kendrick Frazier:
"Skeptical Inquirer is an unusual hybrid, part semi-popular magazine, part scientific journal. It's fair to say that we not only help to cross disciplinary barriers within scientific fields but bridge the gaps between the hard and soft sciences and between science and the general public."
Skeptical Inquirer has been called a "spokesman for rationality," serious but highly readable," "witty and informative," and a "steady buoy in the tumultuous sea of irrationality." Its contributors have included Isaac Asimov, Martin Gardner, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and hundreds of other scholars and investigators worldwide.

In addition to in-depth feature articles, special reports, up to date news and comment, book reviews and investigations on a wide variety of topics, Skeptical Inquirer has a stellar stable of regular columnists including Joe Nickell (“Investigative Files”)

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Skeptical Inquirer  |  November/December 2019  


Nine Evidence-Based Guidelines
for a ‘Good Life’

The Presidential Curse
and the Election of 2020

Everything Means
Something in Viking

and more...
Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. On a bimonthly basis, Skeptical Inquirer publishes critical scientific evaluations of paranormal and fringe-science claims and informed discussion of all relevant issues.

According to Editor Kendrick Frazier:
"Skeptical Inquirer is an unusual hybrid, part semi-popular magazine, part scientific journal. It's fair to say that we not only help to cross disciplinary barriers within scientific fields but bridge the gaps between the hard and soft sciences and between science and the general public."
Skeptical Inquirer has been called a "spokesman for rationality," serious but highly readable," "witty and informative," and a "steady buoy in the tumultuous sea of irrationality." Its contributors have included Isaac Asimov, Martin Gardner, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and hundreds of other scholars and investigators worldwide.

In addition to in-depth feature articles, special reports, up to date news and comment, 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”), Robert Sheaffer (“Psychic Vibrations”), and SI managing editor Benjamin Radford's reader-driven (“The Skeptical Inquiree”).
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Skeptical Inquirer is a fact-based and well-researched publication concerned with separating fact from fiction. "The Magazine for Science and Reason - For a fast-growing number of discriminating persons, the Skeptical Inquirer is a welcome breath of fresh air, separating fact from myth in the flood of occultism and pseudoscience on the scene today.
"This dynamic magazine, published by the Center for Inquiry in association with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, tells you what the scientific community knows about claims of the paranormal, as opposed to the sensationalism often presented by the press, television, and movies.
"The magazine is bi-monthly, six issues per year."
SI is an antidote to the poison of wilfull ignorance and stupidity.

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Skeptical Inquirer November/December 2019.

When Science and Psi Collide [ FROM THE EDITOR Two issues ago, we published without comment here an important special report with the provocative title “Why Parapsychological Claims Cannot Be True.” Scientists are generall...
NINE EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES FOR A 'GOOD LIFE' A LIST OF GUIDELINES FOR A “GOOD LIFE” BASED EMPIRICALLY ON WHAT ACTUALLY WORKS FOR PEOPLE, AS DISCOVERED BY MODERN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE. For over two millennia, people have been offering or imposing...
The Presidential Curse and the Election of 2020 As the 2020 presidential election approaches, talk of the presidential death curse has been renewed. Yet this hex has more to do with human psychology than the malevolent musings of a nineteenth-centu...
Everything Means Something in Viking With the twenty-first century resurgence in racist bigotry in the Anglo-American and European world, racists have appropriated nineteenth-century Viking pseudohistory to bolster their belief in white ...
Percival Lowell and the Canals of Mars Part II: How to See Things That Aren’t There The same errors of observation and interpretation that led Percival Lowell and others to see “canals” on Mars can happen today. New experiments show that 30 percent of presumably rational respondents ...
Do Cosmetic Consumers Really Know What Ingredients They Are Using? An Inquiry into the Search for the ‘Truth’ Do cosmetic consumers truly understand the ingredients listed on the labels of the products they use? Reprinted from EuroCosmetics. This article examines the question whether, in the age of ea...

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