Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 40.6
by Michael Marshall, translated by Alexandro Borgo.
La desventaja inevitable que tiene un movimiento sin sede central es la falta de un representante para manejar el activismo y dirigir el entusiasmo en actividades eficaces contra la pseudociencia, mientras que los grupos locales concentran sus energías en las actividades locales.
by Susan Gerbic, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Yo era extremadamente crédula e ingenua. No tenía a quién preguntarle y la Guerra Fría estaba en su esplendor.
by Eugenie Scott
Every physical anthropologist secretly wishes that Yeti and Bigfoot were real.
by Harriet Hall
It changed my life. I had already rejected religion after reading atheist writings, but I was still open to belief in UFOs, ESP, and all sorts of other weird things, simply because I had never come across anyone who questioned those beliefs.
by Christopher C. French
Back in the early 1980s, I believed in quite a number of paranormal claims. In my defense, back then skeptical critiques of parapsychology were even rarer than they are now, and all the books I used in preparing the lecture were uncritically pro-paranormal.
This goes to the heart of what, for me, skepticism is about: things we can test.
I have yet to have a person name an occupation or hobby that doesn’t have some angle into pseudoscience or paranormal claims.
by Susan Gerbic
I was extremely gullible and naive, had no one to ask, and the Cold War was in full swing.
by Richard Saunders
When I was twelve years old, UFOs were real.
by Michael Marshall
The inevitable downside to a movement with no center is a lack of a figurehead to drive activism and direct enthusiasm into effective pursuits, meaning opportunities to counter pseudoscience directly and publicly sometimes pass by, with local groups focusing their energies on their own local activities.
by Joe Nickell
I analyzed the Perrons’ claims of demonic activity and showed that they were consistent with the effects of strong winds, misperceptions, schoolgirl pranks, vivid dreams, simple suggestion, role-playing, and other factors.
by Matt Nisbet
Hint: Focus on Community-Based Strategies and Avoid Denigrating Parents.
by Rachel Ammirati, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Dean McKay
“As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession”
Physicist and CSI Fellow Mark Boslough interviewed noted climatologist and geophysicist Michael Mann, who spoke at CSICon Las Vegas.
Nuclear Power and the Psychology of Evaluating Risk
MUFON Gets into the Bigfoot Business
‘M’ Is for Mysterious Marks