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Robert Carroll

Robert Carroll is co-chairman of the Philosophy Department at Sacramento City College in California and creator of the skeptical Web site and author of the book The Skeptic’s Dictionary. This article is based on his talk at the CSICOP conference on “Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias,” Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 23—26, 2003.

Raising the Bar for Investigating Paranormal Claims

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.5, September/October 2010


A Review of Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries by Benjamin Radford

Pranks, Frauds, and Hoaxes from Around the World

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.4, July / August 2004


It's pretty easy to hoax people. We all want to be deceived, but only up to a point.

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