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I Knew You Were Going To Say That

December 3, 2010

[Originally posted on SWIFT, December 1, 2010] In the current issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a respected publication of the American Psychological Association (APA), veteran psychologist and sometime psi researcher Daryl Bem has published an ambitious paper describing nine experiments which he claims demonstrate precognition, the ability to know the future […]

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Believing in Santa

November 28, 2010

[Originally posted on SWIFT, November 24, 2010] At Dragon*Con earlier this year, I took part in the “Raising Skeptical Geeks” panel, moderated by Desiree Schell (of the “Skeptically Speaking” podcast), and joined by Adam Savage, Laura Phillips, LaVerne Angela Knight-West, Daniel Loxton, and Barbara Drescher. [You can find the complete audio of the panel discussion […]

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Eastwood’s “Hereafter” Offers More Questions Than Answers

November 16, 2010

[Originally posted on SWIFT, November 16, 2010] Whatever gets you through your life ,’salright, ‘salright. Do it wrong or do it right, ‘salright, ‘salright Don’t need a watch to waste your time, oh no, oh no. — John Lennon In “Hereafter,” Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial outing, three characters explore the impact of death — or […]

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Happy Hallowe’en, Harry

November 16, 2010

I have long been associated in various capacities with the  James Randi Educational Foundation [randi.org], where I currently serve as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the President, D.J. Grothe. I’ve now begun blogging for SWIFT, the foundation’s blog site, and my first entry was about Harry Houdini, in honor of Hallowe’en, which is also […]

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