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Susan Blackmore interview:
On parapsychology, rationalising negative results, memes, Zen and consciousness...
Ray Hyman, Richard Wiseman, Caroline Watt and Chris Roe:
An eleven page argument about The Demise of Parapsychology and whether it is still a worthwhile field for research
Lewis Jones on Basava Premanand (1930-2009)
Phil Plait, former President of the James Randi Educational Foundation:Learn More
On The Amaz!ng Meeting: London and the future of international events.
The Psychological Reality of Haunts and Poltergeists Part II: An Advanced Model
Rense Lange and James Houran propose a more advanced model of the psychological processes underlying hauntings and poltergeists
Reconsecration: Towards a Secular Church
Matthew Coniam acknowledges the value of churches, but suggests that we dedicate them to science.
Myths to Die forLearn More
Hilary Evans describes new evidence that the atrocities committed by the German army during its invasion of Belgium in 1914 were even worse than we imagined…
The Psychological Reality of Haunts and Poltergeists Part I: An Initial Model
In the first of a two-part article, Rense Lange and James Houran summarise their work concerning hauntings and poltergeists and argue that ghostly outbreaks can tell us more about the living than the dead.
In Search of Monsters?
Charles Paxton writes in defence of cryptozoology
Secrets of Area 51
David Hambling explores how secret balloon projects may have contributed to the flying saucer myth
Ear Candles – The Brain Softening Effect: An Instructive Tale
Norman Pridmore reflects upon his personal crusade against a pseudoscientific therapy
Science or Non-science?
Doug Bramwell examines the features which distinguish science from pseudoscience
A Case of Spirits
Chris Willis looks at the history of spirit photography
Do Astrologers Have To Believe In Astrology?
Nick Campion questions whether “belief ” is a useful concept when applied to astrology
Tony Youens provides us with an exclusive interview with James “the Amazing” Randi
The Missing Airmen
It is a small enigma in a world of unceasing strangeness, but there in Charles Fort’s Wild Talents, at the start of Chapter 17, is the bizarre case of the vanishing airmen. Paul Chambers investigates…
Mrs. Gaskell’s Elephant: The Story of a Hoax
by Chris Willis
Wild About HarryLearn More
Chris Willis takes a look at children’s fiction in the light of criticisms by religious fundamentalists
The Need For Open-Minded Scepticism
Rupert Sheldrake replies to David Marks
Power, Arcana, and Hypnobabble
Martin Parkinson reflects on the attractions of NLP
Organised Religious Faith … Why?Learn More
Douglas George tackles some of the structures and assumptions of religion
What are we to make of Exceptional Experience? Part 3: Unseen Staring Detection and ESP in Pets
David Marks concludes his three-part critical review of parapsychology
Stupid Sceptic Tricks
Sceptics using unfair arguments? Surely not! David W Owens advises his fellow believers on how to avoid being bamboozled by their devious opponents …
Domesticating The Beast Of Bodmin
Col C J Harbottle (retired) sends his occasional report from the village of Shawley Knott
A Brief Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Widely claimed to be indispensable for anyone who wishes to communicate better, NLP tempted Martin Parkinson to enter the jargon-jungle and find out more
What are we to make of Exceptional Experience? Part 2: Ganzfeld Studies
In the second part of his three-part assessment of parapsychology, David Marks focuses on the ganzfeld technique
Life from Non-Life: Must We Accept a Supernatural Explanation?
Scientists are far from being able to explain exactly how life on earth began. Must we accept that life has a supernatural
origin? Steve Stewart-Williams investigates …
The Misfit World of Derek Acorah
Matthew Coniam witnesses a bad night for a psychic medium
What are we to make of Exceptional Experience? Part 1: Remote Viewing
David Marks begins his three-part assessment of parapsychology with a critical view of remote viewing
Michael Bentine: Behind the Door
Matthew Coniam finds that Bentine was guilty of paranormal double-think
Psychoanalysis: Science or Pseudoscience?Learn More
Anna Järvinen considers the status of Freudian theory
Coming Soon to an Office Near You ...
Sadly, Martin Parkinson is unable to respond to inspirational leadership
Simon Hoggart explores the consequences of taking too deep an interest in the paranormal
It’s Dangerous to Talk
Is your mobile phone really killing you? Wendy M. Grossman looks at the current scare
A Close Encounter of the Fireball Kind?
Steuart Campbell proposes an explanation for a 1995 UFO sighting
Emergent StupidityLearn More
Is tool-using intelligence really the evolutionary advantage we imagine it to be?
David Hambling considers the question