Previously posted on Skepchick…
The James Randi Educational Foundation has repeatedly offered “psychic” James Van Praagh a million dollars if he can demonstrate under scientific controls that he has the ability to speak to the dead. They have been ignored. Repeatedly. So, they tried something new:
CSICon is a skeptical conference put on by the Committee for Scientific Inquiry (CSI, formerly CSICOP) in New Orleans, October 27-30 2011. I’m going to be there, along with Steve Novella, Bill Nye, Debbie Goddard, Genie Scott, Edzard Ernst, James Randi, Joe Nickell, Karen Stollznow, Paul Offit, Phil Plait, and many more. Oh man, it [...]
Sometimes in the world of Woo, people will call upon pseudosciences or fantasies by introducing another pseudoscience or fantasy to help bolster their claims. For example, we’ve come across people who believe, and have written books about Bigfoot (Bigfeet) being a race of time-shifting extra terrestrials. We are also very familiar with people who consult [...]
The perpetual joke concerning psychics that wind up in the news is that they “never see it coming”, “it” being whatever is the thing that is deemed newsworthy by the press.
This one has a local appeal, having occurred right down the road form me in Norwalk, CT. So there are these two psychics in [...]
I figure if its good enough for near-the-top of The Drudge Report, then its good enough to mention here in The Rogues Gallery.
Rock star and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar says in recent interviews that he believes he was abducted by aliens – or at least his brain has been tapped by [...]