Skeptical Inquirer is an active magazine published bimonthly by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). Founded in 1976 by Marcello Truzzi (1935–2003) as The Zetetic, from the Greek meaning "skeptical seeker" or "inquiring skeptic", it acquired its current name in 1978. The magazine promotes scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of evidence and reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.
Each issue features original articles that explore and evaluate claims of paranormal, fringe-science, and pseudoscientific phenomena, as well as scientific or investigative examinations of a wide variety of science-related public issues. Published papers are written by leaders in a range of disciplines, including science, psychology, the social sciences, philosophy, medicine, education, and technology. It also contains news and comments, commentaries, special reports, forum columns, and book reviews.
The Internet Archive Collection contains microfilm published between 1990 and 2015.