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Skeptic magazine examines extraordinary claims, revolutionary ideas, promotes critical thinking, and serves as an educational tool for those seeking a sound scientific viewpoint. Each issue examines a specific theme and explores various social, scientific, and paranormal controversies. We investigate claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, fringe groups, cults and claims between: science, pseudoscience, junk science, voodoo science, pathological science, bad science, non science and plain old nonsense. Our contributors are top experts in their fields—leading scientists, scholars, and investigative journalists. The magazine has been called “stimulating and provocative" by Carl Sagan, “clearly superior…gutsy” by Edward O. Wilson, and “the best journal in the field” by Stephen Jay Gould. Our editor-in-chief, Dr. Michael Shermer, has been called the most prominent skeptic in America, and his monthly column in Scientific American, and his numerous books and media appearances have made Skeptic a respected voice in academia. Included in each issue of Skeptic is Junior Skeptic magazine. While written for younger readers, it provides an outstanding summary of classical paranormal topics, and is one of the favorite parts of the magazine for adults as well. Its editor, Daniel Loxton, recently won Canada’s prestigious Best Science Book Award for Young Readers.


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What’s New

Version 6.0.2

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

TimSarasent ,

The scientific method

Time after time we take actions and make decisions based on invalid assumptions. It is unfashionable to apply logic and science to decisions we make in business, whereas there is a significant volume of evidence to suggest that science has many of the answers; we just choose to ignore it. Bad science abounds in flawed legal cases and poor government policymaking and yet there is only a tiny minority who seem to recognise this. In our modern world we value the logical thinker less and less. Thankfully we have those whoare prepared to stand up. People like Dawkins and Goldacre speak up for applying proper scientific method to our thinking, and The Skeptic magazine is almost alone in putting forward the case for robust avaluation of the evidence, and in speaking out against the nonsense that many people are only too prepared to believe. I am a relatively new reader having heard about Skeptic from Michael's TED talk, but I have to say it is extremely refreshing to read a journal dedicated to objective reporting and assessment.

JayForLondon ,

A great antidote to the gullible media

At a time when most of the the mainstream media seem willing to print any old tosh fed to them via press releases, The Skeptic stands out by separating facts from nonsense.

Zulnezeu ,

Cancel sub doesn't work

Tried cancelling my subscription a few times and it didn't say anything, either that it was canceled or not. Round came the renewal period and now i have to pay again for magazine i barely read because of the lackluster quality. Skeptical indeed.


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  2. Skeptic 17.4 £4.99
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