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This Week In Doubtful News PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Hill   

Here is a rundown of the week in weird news, and WHOA, boy, it certainly WAS a weird one, courtesy of Doubtful News. 

It was a busy week for Bigfoot issues - not really good ones. A big deal blimp project is raising funds to get off the ground and scout for the critter.  

A major indicator of real Bigfoot prints, has sustained a major blow

The second most famous crypto-creature was disputed this week as well, as business people bullied each other over marketing their cash cow - the Loch Ness monster.

Our big story of the week was solving the case of the strange fence-walking critter in New Jersey. Spoiler: It was not the Jersey devil Heck, it wasn't even Jersey! 

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Last Several Weeks In Science Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harriet Hall   

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared last week at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo-woo in medicine. 

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Randi Speaks: The 2008 Pigasus Awards PDF Print E-mail
James Randi Speaks
Written by Jeffrey Wagg   

Every year on April 1st, the JREF gives out the Pigasus awards; a dubious honor to people or organizations that have done their best in the past year to snuff out science and promote irrationality. Randi talks about the 2008 winners, who receive no plaques, trophies, or banners: just the knowledge that they're getting publicity... but probably not the kind they want.

[Note: We became aware after making this video that Pigasus winner Dr. Colin Ross has recently reactivated his Million Dollar Challenge claim. While the video is still technically correct, we thought it fair to add this.]

To leave a comment please visit YouTube, and you can read the announcement itself on the 2008 Pigasus Awards page.

 
Regarding the JREF Forum status PDF Print E-mail
Latest JREF News
Written by Sharon Hill   

 

The time for change has come. The long-running JREF online Forum at forums.randi.org is soon to head off on its own. 

JREF staff is in the midst of arranging a transition to a new owner. Various people are currently working to preserve the integrity of the forum content to the greatest extent possible with the privacy concerns of users in mind.

The JREF still retains ownership of the forum at this point.

This does not affect the randi.org website.

Due to some administrative issues that are causing problems and confusion, JREF board member Rick Adams will be taking administrative control of the Forums. This will result in temporary suspension of other admin activity, including registering new Forum users, while the confusion between administrator roles is sorted out. After the Forum is restarted, hopefully within a few hours, all moderator and posting capabilities should resume as usual and you can continue posting. It is anticipated this admin hold will last a day or two.

Further information will follow as progress occurs. 

The JREF understands that this is not a popular decision for some "Forumites" and hears your complaints loud and clear. This decision was not made lightly, and efforts are continuing to locate the forum safely to a new home. This will take some time to sort out. We ask for your understanding and patience as the problems with the forum are sorted out.

Specific comments can be addressed to sharon@randi.org

You can also follow the Twitter account for immediate updates on the status of the forum at http://twitter.com/jref

UPDATEWe have received productive feedback and suggestions, and a proposal. In five days, the JREF board will close the call for proposals. So, if you have any lingering brainstorm ideas that you wish to propose, please email to sharon@randi.org by Wednesday, August 13, at 12 noon Eastern time U.S.

(Posts on the Forum are not considered proposals.)

Then, we will proceed with the necessary steps. JREF board will make an announcement in conjunction with the party who will take over the Forum.

 

 
Take a Stand for Skepticism! PDF Print E-mail
James Randi
Written by James Randi   
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We need your help to create a world where everyone has access to the tools of science and critical thinking, and charlatans can’t get rich by deceiving others.

For less than $3.70 a week, you can help expose dangerous frauds, support skeptical teachers, and educate and inspire the next generation of critical thinkers. 

The JREF's monthly donors are dedicated skeptics and critical thinkers who commit as little as $16 a month to provide year-round support for our shared mission. 

Please click here to join with our other monthly donors today in support of our important mission. It only takes a minute to make a big difference for our humble organization.

Sincerely,

James Randi
Founder

 

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