Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

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The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI, formerly known as the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, CSICOP[1][2]), is a non-profit organization whose stated goal is "to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims."[3] In addition, CSI "encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public".

CSI was founded in 1976 by Paul Kurtz[4][5][6], and its fellows have included many notable scientists, Nobel laureates, philosophers, educators, authors, and celebrities.[7][8][9]

Much of CSI's material is published in its bi-monthly Skeptical Inquirer magazine. SI frequently publishes on Intelligent Design and Creationism.

The CSI is part of the Center for Inquiry and is closely associated with the Council for Secular Humanism.


Notable members/fellows past and present include the following:

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