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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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Ratings and Reviews

A necessary evil


It's amazing that something like this is even necessary, and it is very much so as this country seems to be devolving into the Dark Ages. How can we have grown so much in the last two thousand years and now seem to be going back to many of the values and superstitions humanity overcame. Science is being devalued, an elite 1 percent of rich people are ruling and the middle class is shrinking, and religion that had evolved more into charitable organizations are now returning to authoritarian attacks on morals and taking over politics.
Skeptic Magazine is the antidote for all of that fighting the disease and blight of ignorance and providing a determined resistance to the realities of vaccination deniers, human global warming deniers, charlatans and hucksters, and so much more.
I had stacks of Skeptics going back years but now with their availability with a simple App I've replaced the stacks with a subscription and back issues on an iPad. I can now take my library with me wherever I go. Evolution is a good thing. Devolution is stupid.

OK So Far

Paul NMs

I am a long-time hard copy Skeptic magazine subscriber. I switched to the e-version to save costs and paper. I have only read one issue so far using my iPad. I love the content of Skeptic magazine, but the electronic version is basically a PDF of the magazine. There are no formatting changes to make it easier to read on an iPad (or other tablet) and there are no special features like I am used to getting in other electronic magazines (National Geographic does a awesome job with their electronic version). According to some reviews, people have had problems with their subscriptions. I am anxious to see if I have any problems when the next issue is available.

Simply Terrible


I have subscribed to Skeptic for more than two years and love the magazine. A few months ago, I subscribed to the e-version. I got one issue to download when I first subscribed, but now I can't get the latest issue to download. The app wants me to pay for the issue or pay for a yearly subscription...again! I use materials from this magazine in the courses that I teach, so I really need to see the latest issue for which I've already paid. I have contacted Pocketmags but so far no response. Skeptic needs to fire that company and get another app provider.


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  1. Skeptic Auto-Renewable Subscription $14.99
  2. Skeptic Volume 17 Number 3 $4.99
  3. 17.4 Skeptic $4.99


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