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James Alcock

James E. Alcock is professor of psychology, Glendon College, York University, Toronto.

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In Memory of a Most Remarkable Man

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

Paul Kurtz In Memoriam

Back from the Future: Parapsychology and the Bem Affair

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.2, March/April 2011

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Psychologist Daryl Bem has reported data suggesting that future experiences can influence responses in the present. Careful scrutiny of his report reveals ...

We Have Lost an Icon

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Special Tribute

I had always been very impressed by Martin Gardner the icon, but I was fortunate enough to be able to meet Martin Gardner the man.

Back from the Future: Parapsychology and the Bem Affair

January 6, 2011
Back from the Future: Parapsychology and the Bem Affair

Psychologist Daryl Bem has reported data suggesting that individuals’ future experiences can influence their responses in the present. Careful scrutiny of...

Response to Bem’s Comments

January 6, 2011
Response to Bem’s Comments

James Alcock responds to Daryl Bem's comments on his critique.

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Tributes to Barry Beyerstein, Champion of Critical Thinking, Skeptical Inquiry

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.6, November / December 2007

News & Comment

Barry Beyerstein is dead. I have lost a friend and colleauge of thirty-plus years, and you, dear reader, have lost a champion...

Electronic Voice Phenomena: Voices of the Dead?

December 21, 2004
Electronic Voice Phenomena: Voices of the Dead?

What if, instead the dead could speak to us directly, without the middle person?

In Praise of Ray Hyman

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.2, March / April 2004

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In Praise of Ray Hyman

Remarks about Ray Hyman delivered by James Alcock in presenting Hyman the In Praise of Reason Award

The Belief Engine

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 19.3, May / June 1995

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The Belief Engine

Our brains and nervous systems are belief-generating machines, which evolved to assure not truth and reason, but survival.

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