Richard Wiseman is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. He is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Skeptical Inquirer consulting editor. For more information about his work, visit richardwiseman.com.
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Why I Am Optimistic about the Future of Skepticism
Reports of alleged ghostly activity tell us a great deal about the innermost workings of our brains.
Parapsychologists have tended to view positive results as supportive of the psi hypothesis while ensuring that null results don't count as evidence against it.
The last few years have seen substantial growth in the number of television programs claiming to contain paranormal phenomena.
Two academics show--somewhat to their own surprise--that there is an audience for a live stage science show.
Studies with mediums by Gary Schwartz et al have been widely reported in the media as scientific proof of life after death.
Much of the evidence relating to paranormal phenomena consists of eyewitness testimony...
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