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Chris Carter

Psi's Threat to Skeptics This dialogue between Chris Carter and Bob Ginsberg is based on the book: Science and Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics Bob Ginsberg: As you point out in Science and Psychic Phenomena, skeptics often totally ignore the significant scientific evidence of psychic phenomena. Why is the existence of...

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Deepak Chopra

Skeptics in the Media: Gadflies Without a Sting There is a field beyond all notions of right and wrong. Come, meet me there. - Rumi We live in a society where the worst humiliation, apparently, is to be duped. If Skeptic magazine’s table of contents reflects the world, we are buried up to our necks...

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Matt Colborn

SPR's Study Day on Skeptics London, October 25, 2008 Recently, the doyens of scientism have been having a media-field day, damning and blasting the "Enemies of Reason" in a manner somewhat reminiscent of McCarthyism. So perhaps it was inevitable that the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) would turn its attentions to the skeptics. The SPR...

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Ted Dace

Articles on the Activities of Dogmatic Skeptics

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Daniel Drasin

Zen ... and the Art of DebunkeryOr, How to Debunk Just About Anything "While informed skepticism is an integral part of the scientific method, professional debunkers -- often called 'kneejerk skeptics' -- tend to be skeptics in name only, and to speak with little or no authority on the subject matter of which they are...

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John Gorenfeld

A Controversy over Sam Harris's Atheist Views Sam Harris, author of The End Of Faith and Letter To A Christian Nation, sent out a message on 6th January 2007 that accused AlterNet of running an article that was "a poisonous mash of misquotation and paraphrasis for the purpose of portraying me as an evil lunatic"....

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Brian Josephson

Pathological Disbelief: The Lindau Lecture by Brian D. Josephson, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1973 Nobel Laureates’ Annual Meeting, Lindau, Germany - June 30, 2004 (download slides) Dr. Brian D. Josephson "The system built up over the years to promote scientific advance has become one that narrow-minded people can use to block any advance that...

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Richard Milton

British journalist and writer reviews books by dogmatic skeptics

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Graham Nicholls

The Amazing MeetingOctober 16-17, 2010, London, UK "The Amazing Meeting" in London 2010 was the second London counterpart to the well established "Amazing Meetings" held in the U.S. by the James Randi Educational Foundation, an organisation figureheaded by James Randi, a magician focused on debunking paranormal claims. Billed by their website as "a world-class fundraising...

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Guy Lyon Playfair

In these articles, longtime skeptic-watcher Guy Lyon Playfair takes a skeptical look at some of their activities. His books include: This House is Haunted, Twin Telepathy, The Flying Cow: Exploring the Psychic World of Brazil, and If This Be Magic: The Forgotten Power of Hypnosis.

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Michael Prescott

Why I'm Not a Skeptic For the past couple of years, as a sideline to my usual work as a fiction writer, I've posted a series of online essays on paranormal phenomena. The topic is always controversial. Despite massive evidence to the contrary, some people continue to maintain that no such phenomena exist. Those who...

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Dean Radin

Clever Rationalizations that Get in the Way of Progress Abstracted from Chapter 13 of: "The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena" by Dean I. Radin (HarperEdge, 1997) Skepticism, meaning doubt, is one of the hallmarks of the scientific approach. Skepticism sharpens the critical thought required to sift the wheat from the chaff, and...

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Rupert Sheldrake

Articles by british scientist and author Rupert Sheldrake on dogmatic skepticism.

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Alex Tsakiris

Alex is a successful entrepreneur turned science podcaster. In 2007 he founded Skeptiko, which has become the #1 podcast covering the science of human consciousness.

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Nancy L. Zingrone

On the Critics of Parapsychology Nancy Zingrone Nancy Zingrone argues that whereas parapsychology has made substantial scientific progress in the past 120 years, techniques of criticism have not advanced correspondingly. Ms Zingrone suggests that this state of affairs is partly self-inflicted. Parapsychologists have been too willing to accept inadequate standards of criticism from the skeptical...

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The Demkina Files

The Case of "The Girl with X-Ray Eyes" On February 14, 2005, UK television Channel 4 broadcast a program entitled "The Girl With X-Ray Eyes". The presenters related the examination by CSICOP scientists of a Russian clairvoyant named Nahtasha Demkina. Claims had been made that Russian teenager Natasha Demkina was able to diagnose medical conditions...

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Suppressed Science on Skeptics

  "Suppressed Science" on Skeptics   Reproduced from the "Suppressed Science" Website *   Many who loudly advertise themselves as "skeptics" are actually "disbelievers".   Properly, a skeptic is a nonbeliever, a person who refuses to jump to conclusions based on inconclusive evidence. A disbeliever, on the other hand, is characterized by an a priori...

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Skeptics Concede Evidence for Psi

  Concessions on the Evidence for Psi Phenomena by The Editors     Does Telepathy Conflict With Science? Chris Carter, The Epoch Times, March 26, 2012 Wiseman et al. concede on ESP: Journalist Stephen Volk reports that Richard Wiseman has admitted that the evidence for telepathy is so good that "by the standards of any...

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