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SWIFT February 15, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 14 February 2008 16:14

Achtung JREF Members in Germany!, Fleeced Again, What Makes Us Tick, Ecology Matters, Calling In the Expert, Marc Salem, Obviously Spirits, Oz is Back, DKL Redux, As For the Witches, Another Marvelous Machine, and In Closing... 

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The program that I taped in Germany last week about Geller’s current series being shown there – “The New Uri Geller” – will be titled “Kraft der Gedanken” – “Power of Thought” – as part of the “Welt der Wunder” – "World of Wonder" – series. This hour-long program will investigate whether or not there is any merit in the claims of people such as Geller, who has said for the last 36 years that he doesn’t use trickery when he bends spoons and does his "telepathy" demos. The conclusions arrived at in this program will not be very welcome to Mr. Geller, I believe.

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Phil Plait- Blowing up the spy satellite PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   
Wednesday, 20 February 2008 05:02

Our good friend Phil Plait "The Bad Astronomer" is always on the look out for misinformation about all things up in the sky so to speak. Here he gives us some facts and some personal opinions about the governments plan to shoot down Spy Satellite USA 193

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SWIFT February 8, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 07 February 2008 09:58

Monstrous UFO Thingy, Blocked, Credit Where It’s Due, Hard To Believe, Little Blue Books, Passing of a Legend, Coop's Party, In Conclusion…

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Never unwilling to bring you important breaking news, I hasten to inform my readers that the UFO matter now seems to have been definitively resolved. Well, according to Dr. Bruce Cornet, M.S., Ph.D., of El Paso, Texas, that is. In a recent posting to his huge mailing list – some 401 recipients, though I’m not on there! – he announced:

I agree with Victor's comments about skeptics and debunkers. We have been through similar cycles many times in the last 50 years, and each time the amount of solid evidence has increased.

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SWIFT February 1, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 31 January 2008 08:41

More Superstition in High Places, In Australia Too, Hidden Motives, I’m Properly Scolded, Snap It Up!, Psychic Well Busted, Crisis For Quackery, It’s Certainly Remote, More Tiresome Details, We’re Blocked, Please Define “Crackpot,” Starbuck Wisdom, and In Conclusion…

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Reader Adam Beach, in New Zealand, reports:

I just thought you and your readers might find this interesting, recently our country has had an unusually large number of brutal murders and attacks, which has made the politicians whip up into a frenzy, as it makes for good issues to gain votes on. However, some have some rather silly explanations. Here is an excerpt from one of the local papers:

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TAM 6 Call for Papers. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   
Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:05
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Once again JREF is issuing a call for papers to those who would like to share their work or accomplishments at the sixth annual Amazing Meeting, June 19-22, 2008 in Las Vegas.

Anyone may submit a request to present a paper. If your proposal is accepted you will be allotted 20 minutes for your presentation and an additional 5 minutes for questions and comments from the audience.

Please email your completed proposal form to:

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