Remembering those who have left us

Obituaries in Skepticism 2011

Tim Farley has a post on the JREF’s Swift blog listing all the important figures that had passed away last year. It reminds me that fields change when the older generations pass away and take their perhaps outdated ideas with them only to be replaced by the views of a new generation that may take the field in another direction. Or, as in the case of some paranormalists, their subjects fall into obscurity (not a bad thing). On the other hand, some who pass leave a gap for those who relied on their leadership and research.

On Tim’s recommendation, Doubtful News has added an “Obituaries” category.