Magazine of the Month - Skeptical Inquirer
Crop circles, UFO's, ghosts in the attic - who you gonna call - the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry that's who. Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). CSI is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization started in 1976. The mission of the CSI is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigations and the use of reason in examining paranormal and fringe-science matters, controversial and extraordinary claims. First published in 1976, the magazine was originally titled Zetetic and changed to Skeptical Inquirer with Volume 2. Among the founding members are Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, and Martin Gardner. Part popular magazine and part scientific journal Skeptical Inquirer could be thought of as the consumer guide to extraordinary claims. Recent articles include investigations into ghost hunting, homeopathy, psychic detectives and the 2012 doomsday hoax. Skeptical Inquiry is published six times a year.
"Those of you who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand." - Kurt Vonnegut
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