A quick blurb courtesy of the Toronto Sun hit the internet like fire to gasoline yesterday at 9:36am. Seth Rogen (the actor, Green Hornet is his current film in theaters) was reportedly left “stunned” from an encounter with George Lucas (no descriptor necessary) in which Lucas told Rogen during a face-to-face conversation, that the world was [...]
A Cornell University researcher is making headlines with the publication of experiments into the paranormal.
Typical Cornell University instructor
Daryl Bem is the author of the research paper, “Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect,” published just this week in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
On the 26th day of October, the world lost the greatest cephalopod mind of our times [Aside to PZ: they have minds, right?]: Paul the Octopus, a squishy seer of the sea who successfully predicted many of the winners of World Cup soccer [football] games [matches?].
It is only now, two weeks later, that we [...]
… doesn’t mean that you are inoculated from believing in nonsense.
Take Rob Gutro for example. He is a NASA meteorologist who works as deputy news chief at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Part of his NASA job responsibilities are to communicate to the public the scientific work that the GSFC does on a day [...]
A new book was just recently released, titled “Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture”. It was authored by a team of professors from the Department of Sociology at Baylor University and Eastern Tennessee State University.
The book examines who tends to believe in the paranormal and [...]