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Pigs Might Fly! Randi, Bem and A Sceptical Failure?

I like James Randi, a lot. He has had a rough year, and I wish him well – and I have long supported the JREF, despite endless objections to some of Randi’s videos. Long time readers of this blog will … Continue reading

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The End of an Era: Richard Dawkins forum to close

Unfortunately I popped over to RD.net to see what was going on, and found that an announcement had been made that the forum is to close. It will remain live for 30 days to allow us to retrieve anything we want to save: given I had written over 10,000 posts (7,000+ remain after an earlier purge) and I guess many million words as I am not known for my brevity, that will prove immensely difficult. Given that the search has not worked for months, in order to protect other parts of the website and keep the bandwidth manageable, well it will be next to impossible. Continue reading

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Making Heads or Tails of Richard Wiseman on CSI

Richard Wiseman is a great bloke; charming, intelligent, and always fun to read or see. I was excited today when Ciaran O Keefe mentioned an article by him on CSI (formerly CSICOP)’s webpages at http://www.csicop.org/si/show/heads_i_win_tails_you_loser_how_parapsychologists_nullify_null_results/ from the latest issue of the Skeptical Enquirer. You might want to read the article – it is interesting, and my thoughts, a slight critique of said article, follow. Continue reading

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