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Old 04-28-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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CSI On-line: Scientifically Investigating Paranormal and Fringe Science Claims
If you see the magazine in your library give it a read - it is interesting.

Use the search function to find articles on various para normal subjects and how they were debunked.

It always amazes me how there is space in most newspapers for hororscopes but not for something like the truth to debunk them.

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Old 04-28-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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Thanks. That's a great site. They are doing some great work in battling the blather that surrounds us.

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Old 04-28-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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Can one of you guys ask them to stop knocking on my door?
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:16 PM   #4
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That group debunks certain claims.

Dr. Joe Nickell (PHD) is associated with the organization... he is an interesting person. He was a University professor.

He has an interesting side line also establishes the provenance for historical documents and artifacts.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:57 AM   #5
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I used to subscribe back in the days they called themselves CSICOP (I think it was Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal). Interesting outfit and interesting articles but it got to be to much of the same stuff after a while. Still, they are worth supporting just to encourage continuing vigilance and research debunking seemingly credible, but ultimately baseless, extraordinary claims. The name of the magazine - Skeptical Inquirer - is great.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:10 AM   #6
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I'm confident enough that "paranormal" phenom are "bunk" already. Says so right in my horoscope...
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:27 AM   #7
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Of course, their "science" may cross the line. I used to read them but found them too dogmatic. They came across as those who were convinced that everything had been explained and people were just out to trick them rather than looking at the fact. Pity the next Galileo.

I would have been more comfortable with them if they said for certain cases that their research was inconclusive.

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