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Who’s Who of Media Skeptics

Susan Blackmore

Susan Blackmore, Ph.D.

Susan Blackmore is one of Britain’s best-known media skeptics. A CSICOP Fellow, she was awarded the CSICOP Distinguished Skeptic Award in 1991.

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Sean M Carroll

Sean M Carroll

Sean M Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology.

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Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne, Ph.D.

Jerry Coyne is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago.

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Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins, Ph.D.

Richard Dawkins, a CSICOP Fellow, was the winner of the CSICOP “In Praise Of Reason” Award in 1992. He is Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford.

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David Deutsch - Physics Ox

David Deutsch, Ph.D.

David Deutsch works at the Centre for Quantum Computation at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University.

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Edzard Ernst - Institute for Science in Medicine

Edzard Ernst, M.D., Ph.D.

Edzard Ernstwas the UK’s first professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM); the chair was endowed by the Laing foundation at the University of Exeter in 1993.

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Chris French

Chris French, Ph.D.

Chris French often appears on British radio and TV in the role of an “informed skeptic”. He is the editor of Skeptic magazine, a publication of the British and Irish Skeptics, produced and distributed by CSICOP.

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Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner was a founding member of CSICOP, and has been described as the “single most powerful antagonist of the paranormal in the second half of the 20th century”.

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Susan Gerbic

Susan Gerbic

Susan Gerbic is a founder of the group “Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia” and a co-founder of Monterey County Skeptics (California).

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Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood, Ph.D.

Bruce Hood is on the editorial advisory board of Skeptic and is a Professor of Psychology at Bristol University. He is best known for his idea that humans are hard-wired for religion and superstitious beliefs.

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Nicholas Humphrey

Nicholas Humphrey, Ph.D.

Nicholas Humphrey is an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics. He held the Perrott-Warrick Research Fellowship for Psychical Research at Cambridge University.

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Mike Hutchinson

Mike Hutchinson

One of the more extreme skeptics, Michael Hutchinson is U.K. representative of CSICOP and co-author (with journalist Simon Hoggart) of Bizarre Beliefs (1996).

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Ray Hyman

Ray Hyman Ph.D,

Ray Hyman is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. He serves on the Executive Council of CSICOP and chairs its subcommittee on parapsychology.

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Paul Kurtz

Paul Kurtz

Paul Kurtz was the Chairman of CSICOP, the Founder and Chairman of the Council for Secular Humanism, and of Prometheus Books, the leading publisher of skeptical literature.

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David Marks

David Marks, Ph.D.

David Marks is a CSICOP Fellow and Professor of Psychology and Research Director, Centre for Health and Counselling, City University, London.

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PZ Myers

P.Z. Myers, Ph.D.

P.Z. Myers is an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, specializing in evolutionary development.

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James Randi

James Randi

James Randi is a conjurer (“The Amazing Randi”) and showman who describes himself on his website as “the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims.”

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Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer is publisher of The Skeptic magazine, Director of The Skeptic Society, host of the Skeptics’ Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology, and author of “Skeptic”, a Scientific American column.

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Simon Singh

Simon Singh

Simon Singh left Cambridge University with a doctorate in particle physics to work for the BBC as a science producer in 1990. He wrote two books on popular science, Fermat’s Last Theorem and The Big Bang.

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Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman, Ph.D.

Richard Wiseman is a fellow of CSICOP, a consultant editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, and an associate of Rationalist International.

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Lewis Wolpert

Lewis Wolpert, Ph.D.

Lewis Wolpert is Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine at University College, London. He served for five years as Chairman of COPUS, the Committee for the Public Understanding of Science.

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Tony Youens

Tony Youens

Tony Youens has risen to prominence as a media skeptic on U.K. television making many appearances on day-time shows such as “Vanessa”, “Kilroy”, “The Heaven and Earth Show” and “Stigmata: The Marks of God”.

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