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The Enemy Within: Chronology of an Anti-Skepticism Case in Argentina
This is an account of an episode I would have never wished to report. It shows how skeptics are not immune to hoaxing…
Creators of the Paranormal
A handful of twentieth-century figures “created” the modern concept of the paranormal and its leading topics, transporting fantasy, myth, or speculation into a kind of believable “reality.” Most proved to be a chimera.
Sci-Fi Art, the Levitron, and Collapsing Atoms
One of the results of a long and checkered career is the accumulation of assorted information, most of which does me no good.
Platillos volantes: el nacimiento del mito
Con Kenneth Arnold estalló en 1947 la fiebre de los ovnis, aunque entonces casi nadie relacionaba los objetos que se veían en los cielos con naves extraterrestres.
The Fallacy Fork
Why do people believe weird things? Why is there so much irrationality in the world? Here’s one common answer from the skeptic’s playbook: fallacies. Fallacies are certain types of arguments that are common, attractive, persistent, and dead wrong. Because people keep committing fallacies, so the story goes, they end up believing all sorts of weird …
On a Wing and a Prayer: The Search for Guardian Angels
Are these experiences really supernatural? Or are they only natural, the result of misperceptions and even misreporting? A look into the phenomenon of claimed guardian-angel encounters is illuminating.
William James and the Psychics
Why did one of the great figures in the history of psychological science, a Harvard University professor who supervised the earliest U.S. doctoral degrees in psychology, spend many years attending séances and ultimately come to support the honesty and integrity of a famous Boston medium? Even in those early days of psychology, most of William …
Headless Ghosts I Have Known
In the popular imagination, ghosts are a form of “energy” that survives death.