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SWIFT October 10, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 09 October 2008 09:49

ABC Shames Itself Again, Belief and Pizza, North Atlantic Cruise Canceled, “UFO” Spotted At New Zealand Skeptic Event, You Can Do It Too!, Promising News From Africa, Tying Up Skepticism With a Pretty Ribbon, An Overlooked Skeptic Resource, What Can Be Next, Religulous Review, and A Final Closing

NCASThe ABC-TV network – USA – ranks high among major TV networks. Viewers should expect that this company knows how to present news and documentaries in a factual, balanced, manner. Perhaps they do know how to do this, but their writers and editors generously use their powers to slant and destroy the integrity of the information they process, thus satisfying the ravenous public taste for highly glamorous, pleasant, and deceptive presentations that misinform and deceive them.

 

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SWIFT October 3, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 02 October 2008 09:52

The Derek Ogilvie Test, Fostering Belief, Hole-In-One Chiropractor, Michael Horn Exposed, A Day in the Life, Global Climate Change: An Opinion, Open TAM to the Dead?, Science Saves (More) Lives, A Simple Test of Horoscopes, In Closing...

Randi and Ogilvie

From UK reader Troy Donockley comes this commentary:

Last night, channel 5 in the UK broadcast a documentary about the “Baby Mind Reader” Derek Ogilvy, and I sat down to watch this anticipated “strike for reason” with excitement. A psychic was taking the Million Dollar Challenge! Yippee! It made me want to throw a street party! I was not the only one.

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SWIFT September 26, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 25 September 2008 10:57

Missed Target, Simon Says...Skepticism, Ogilvie: I'm a Failure, Not a Fraud, Facilitated Ignorance Claims More Victims, Grammatical Note, Krugel Again, Frowning Bob, Alternative Medicine Flunks Exams, LSU Ghost Hunters?, Scientology Seeks Silence, In Closing...

Baby Cryer

Reader Lisa Miller sends us to tinyurl.com/527zct to see an ad for yet another quack device that is being offered for sale, this time by Target Stores. She writes:

Today I came across an item for sale at Target that had me completely frightened for any newborn who might be born to parents either desperate or stupid enough to buy this junk.

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Is the JREF Library Haunted? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeffrey Wagg   
Monday, 29 September 2008 16:40

The Isaac Asimov Library at the James Randi Educational Foundation has many thousands of books on the occult, supernatural and paranormal. It also has a time lapse camera, which has recorded something previously found only in those volumes.

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SWIFT September 19, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 18 September 2008 18:01

Reading, Writing, and Conjuring?, "Skeptic" Revisited, More Ogilvie, The Henning Saga, Happy Day, Love Moon Anion Pads, Sylivia's Latest Farce, In Conclusion...

Quirk

Richard Wiseman is a psychology professor at Hertfordshire (UK) University and a dear friend of the JREF. He's also fascinated by the little quirks and weird things that happen in everyday life, and has made it his goal to study them. One such study, featured in the newspaper The Daily Mail (link: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1054671), was to see how learning -- and performing -- magic tricks affected children's ability to learn in school.

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