Sign up for news and updates!






Enter word seen below
Visually impaired? Click here to have an audio challenge played.  You will then need to enter the code that is spelled out.
Change image

CAPTCHA image
Please leave this field empty

Login Form



Please Take Note PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00

Though we initially declined to mention it, a subject came up on our Comments page that we must now address. See http://www.randi.org/joom/swift/that-silly-doctor-is-back-2.html

Dr. Richard Boylan, Past President of the Valley Psychological Association and formerly Mental Health Director of Calaveras County, California, has been found guilty of gross negligence and misconduct with patients. As a consequence, and based on a two-year investigation of inappropriate behavior, the State has revoked both his license to practice and his clinical social worker license. His practice, consisting of marriage, family, and child counseling, is now shut down.

 
That Silly Doctor is Back! PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00

At http://www.randi.org/joom/swift/weird-exchange-2.html you met Dr. Richard Boylan, a woo-woo artist who at least we cannot accuse of resting on his laurels, because reader Mogens Winther informs us that this PhD now offers a new scenario that establishes his claim to championship in the field. Writes Mr. Winther:

Apparently, this orb-loving Dr. Boylan runs a webpage – impressively – which tells about yet another Disaster from Heaven:

Read more...
 
The Humansist On the Bus Go Round and Round PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by Jeffrey Wagg   
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00

 

bus102408.jpg

 

Swift reader Malcom Dodd (and others) brought this wonderful bit of activism to our attention:

Dear Mr Randi

I am sure that you will be interested in this http://www.justgiving.com/atheistbus/ and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7681914.stm

£51,000 raised in one day (in the time that I have taken to write this the total has risen to £51,850), that is enough for ads on 300 London buses for four weeks!

Read more...
 
Weird Exchange PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:00

boylan.jpg From reader Mogens Winther, a teacher of physics, astronomy and maths in Sønderborg, Denmark, comes this item, which invoked his brief comment: “Stupidity never stops.” Somone named “Geri” wrote to “UFO Facts” – at UFOFacts@yahoogroups.com – with an inquiry:

Subject: Orbs or raindrops???

Dr. Boylan,

We had a severe storm here last night in Central Florida. It was worse than any storm I have every experienced (with the possible exception of a few big hurricanes). The energy was palpable and the dark cloud cover made it look like night. We had over 2,000 lightening [sic] strikes in one hour (lots of energy), along with rain and hail.

I went outside and took a photo. When I looked at it, it resembled the Orb photos. I was on the front porch and there was no water on my lense [sic] and no hail falling. I have attached the photo and I would like to know... Is this my first photo of Orbs? or are these just raindrops?

I appreciate your expertice [sic].

Read more...
 
Big News from the Breatharians PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by Jeffrey Wagg   
Monday, 20 October 2008 07:34
wiley.jpgHoo boy. For those who don't know, breatharians are folks that live without the benefit of food. They take in all sustenance and energy through the air. And while this is among the silliest claims we've had at the JREF, we receive queries about it often, including challenge applications. However, 70-year old Wiley Brooks, who claims to have lived without food for thirty years, has just made an important announcement through his Breatharian Institute of America that may have us rethinking our previous notions.
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 Next > End >>

Page 388 of 407