Investigating vs. Debunking

Featuring: Joe Nickell



Although "debunking" is a popular term among skeptics, Joe Nickell argues that focusing on debunking is actually antithetical to the purpose of skepticism. Nickell instead implores skeptics to focus their efforts on something much more akin to the scientific method—investigating.

Joe Nickell, is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). He is the author of more than twenty investigative books, including Detecting Forgery, Camera Clues, Unsolved History, Real-Life X-Files, Crime Science, The Kentucky Mint Julep, More Real-Life X-Files, and Secrets of the Sideshows.

This lecture took place at CSICon Las Vegas on Saturday, October 29th, 2016.