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Remembering Perry DeAngelis Today

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 The Words Of Perry

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 [...]

Any Monkey Worth His Salt

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:

Oh [...]

The Girl Who Cried Baboon

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, [...]

Perry

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 [...]