Skeptical Odysseys

edited by Paul Kurtz
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2001. 430 pages.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of CSICOP — the Committee for Scientific Investigations of Claims of the Paranormal — Paul Kurtz invited 35 prominent skeptics either to provide autobiographical reflections on their skeptical activities or to report on the current state of research on the areas in which they specialize. Contributors include Steve Allen, Martin Gardner, Philip J. Klass, Joe Nickell, Michael Shermer, Victor J. Stenger, and NCSE's very own Eugenie C. Scott. The reviewer for Publishers Weekly wrote, "Here are writers who love to stir the stewpot of scientific controversy, adding investigative insights to the intrigue and serving up informative, educational essays that are accessible and entertaining."