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SWIFT December 7, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 06 December 2007 09:30

Is Scientology a Religion?, No Surprises Here, Geller in Germany, More Assertions, Evolution Again, Does this Man Read SWIFT?, The Texas Big Back-Step, Cattywampus, Yahoo Misinformation, Fremer Still Hiding, More Dynamica, That Irrepressible Bob Park, And In Addition, Teach Them Early, A Trace of Phenomenon, Medical Medium Well Done, It Must Be Real, Assigning the Blame for Reality, and Upcoming in the New York Area…

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That’s the question recently pondered over at a recent Hamburg meeting of top German security officials, prompted by the Secretary of the Interior, Udo Nagel. As a result, Germany could be asked to ban the U.S.-based Church of Scientology under a proposal that contends the group violates human rights. After looking into the facts about the Church of Scientology, the German government now considers it a commercial enterprise that takes advantage of vulnerable people.

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SWIFT November 30, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 29 November 2007 06:44

Not a Hoaxer?, The List Grows, An Appeal, and In Closing…

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Reader Paul Erickson opines:

I do not believe Geoff Kait of Machina Dynamica is perpetuating a hoax with his products (i.e., Teleportation Tweak). He is really scamming unsuspecting customers for the following reasons:

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James Van Praagh - The Guessing Game, by Jose Alvarez PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Friday, 16 November 2007 05:55

James Van Praagh is a famous "psychic" who claims to speak with the dead.

This video shows the anatomy of his trickery and the length to which he'll go to exploit people's grief and vulnerability, as well as the media's eagerness to promote him.

This video work is part of a larger art exhibition that Jose Alvarez is showing at The Kitchen Gallery in New York City until December 22, 2007, at 512 W. 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue, 10011.

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The End of Homeopathy? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Friday, 16 November 2007 04:31

Well, Dr. Ben Goldacre – columnist for The Guardian newspaper in the UK – has done it again. I urge you to go immediately to Badscience.net and download/print this excellent article for future reference. It is the single most effective item that I’ve ever seen examining – from the scientific point of view – the farce known as homeopathy. This will equip everyone with the facts, the arguments, the history and the simply ludicrous nature of this so-called medical philosophy and practice. It’s all done in a bit more than 4,000 words, it’s painless reading, and it’s a huge step forward in this ongoing battle between legitimate medical practice and quackery.

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Amazing Adventure to Machu Picchu PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   
Thursday, 15 November 2007 09:48

MachuPicchuJoin your fellow Skeptics for a 5 day 4 night adventure to the City of Machu Picchu in Peru, often refered to as the "Lost City." This adventure is timed perfectly for those that have signed up for our Galapagos cruise as it can be an extension to an already Amaz!ng Adventure in Galapagos. As you return from Galapagos you will stop in Guayaquil and change planes and travel to Peru with the group. If you're not attending Galapagos you can still partake in this Machu Picchu excursion. You will need to fly into Guayaquil or directly to Lima Peru on August 17, 2008 where you will meet up with our group for the trip to Machu Picchu.

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