As far as I am concerned, there is only one event that has happened on this date in skeptical history. On August 19, 2007, Perry DeAngelis succumbed to his decade-long struggle with Scleroderma, an auto-immune disease with no known cause and no known cure.
The prognosis for those diagnosed with scleroderma varies, where some people [...]
In preparation for the SGU-24 show (just a few short days away) I’ve been reading through some old articles that Perry DeAngelis wrote for the New England Journal of Skepticism. As I read his articles, I can hear his voice clearly in my head reading these to me, and I am taken back to the [...]
It’s been a while since this has been brought up, but the most important debate in SGU history seems to have been left unresolved. Started over 5 years ago during episode 42 of the Skeptics’ Guide, the famous debate began between Steve and Perry when Steve started talking about birds and Perry famously said:
Perry DeAngelis would have loved this story.
Many people are familiar with the famous fable by Aesop, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The protagonist of the fable is a bored shepherd boy who entertained himself by tricking nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock of sheep. When they came to his rescue, [...]
On this day in in 2007, Perry DeAngelis succumbed to his long battle with scleroderma. He is gone, yet he will never be forgotten.
I took some time today to go back and read some posts on our forum about the passing of Perry. It’s a wonderful reminder of just how significant a loss we [...]