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The latest fringe researcher to complain about Wikipedia – Russell Targ

Russell Targ, physicist and parapsychologist (Wikipedia)

Russell Targ is a well-known parapsychologist who spent a couple of decades studying remote viewing and was a co-originator of the term. The US government (as well as other foreign orgs) spent several million dollars investigating it. Targ has just took a look at his Wikipedia entry and he doesn’t care for the way he…

Oh, that Meryl… lost in court for good reason

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Sorry if we don’t feel like having a pity party for Meryl Dorey, anti-vax campaigner. AVN campaigner ordered to pay $11,000 in costs | News.com.au. Meryl Dorey has been ordered to pay $11,000 in costs to cover the legal fees of Stop the Australian Vaccination Network campaigner Dan Buzzard after he appealed against an apprehended…

Suicidal Psychic Sally

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We don’t usually post stories from The Sun. You don’t have to click on it. In fact, I advise you don’t. The gist of it is that the coverage of accusations that she was a “fake” made Sally suicidal. Sally Morgan: Claims I was fake made me want to kill myself | The Sun |Features.…

Skeptical activism project gears up to collect for children’s hospital

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Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients aims to make a big donation in the name of infamous cancer clinic doctor Stanislaw Burzynski. Happy Birthday, Dr. Burzynski! In honor of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s 70th birthday on January 23rd, 2013, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients are fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Our…

No, Twitter is not being anti-atheist.

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There is no #AntiAtheistCampaign on Twitter. It’s just a crackdown on spam. « Skeptical Software Tools. I happened to stumble across a few Tweets yesterday that contained the hashtag #AntiAtheistCampaign. Hashtags are often used to organize on Twitter. This appeared to be some people organizing against some sort of oppression against certain Twitter accounts. Was…

UFO Congress had skepticism but more than lip service needed

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Lee Speigel: UFO Congress Had Good Amount Of Skepticism, But More Is Needed. There was a time when UFO conventions or seminars only drew the lunatic fringe audience — those who believe benevolent extraterrestrial beings are watching over us, to make sure Mankind doesn’t destroy itself through warfare and bad decisions affecting planetary climate. At…

Foul called on the E-Cat ‘Cold Fusion’ machine: Observant skeptics spot the flaw

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E-Cat ‘Cold Fusion’ Machine: Claims of Fraud Heating Up – Yahoo! News. In December, Rossi approached Dick Smith, an Australian entrepreneur, and asked him to invest $200,000 in the development of the E-Cat. Intrigued but skeptical, Smith asked Ian Bryce, an aeronautics engineer and member of the group Australian Skeptics (a group of which Smith is a patron)…

Geologic Concert: a gneiss night out

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Host of Discovery Channel’s “Bad Universe” to Perform Space Anthem in Bethlehem, Pa Phil Plait, host of Discovery Channel’s Bad Universe, will perform with George Hrab and the Geologic Orchestra at the historic Ice House in Bethlehem, Pa on February 18, 2012. The concert, entitled 21812: A Gneiss Night Out, is set for 8:00pm and…