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Asteroid 2007 TU24: No danger to earth. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   
Friday, 25 January 2008 05:12

The Bad Astromer (Phil Plait) lets us know that we will be ok and that this asteroid will not hit earth as some websites are claiming. He says:

For those who haven’t been following this saga, some doomsayers have been claiming that an asteroid named 2007 TU24 poses a grave threat to Earth. These fearmongers are completely wrong, scaring lots of others, and are apparently unwilling to listen to reason. The videos still make outrageously bad claims and the websites still make utterly false statements. I decided to make my own video so that the truth can get out to as many people as possible.

SWIFT January 18, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 17 January 2008 14:46

Geller Reversal, The Law Is a Ass, It’s All in the Mind, That Magnet Claim From Last Week, Highway of Holiness, Dowsing Update, Remember TM?, Good Comment, Miracle Substance For Sale, The Q-Ray Swindle in Canada, In Closing…


Didn’t I tell you that Uri Geller, due to the recent exposures of his tricks on YouTube and on live TV, was no longer able to support the mythology that he is psychic, and now has to back away from the firm claims to genuine psychic power that he’s made for the last 35 years? Well, he’s done so. Reader Stefan Pochmann writes:

At you can see Geller in a recent German show completely failing to guess a picture of a square with four dots in it. Then at 2:14 into the video he explains:

Tom Cruise - Scientology Video PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   
Saturday, 19 January 2008 04:51

Media News website Gawker posted the almost-10-minute-long video of Tom Cruise's Scientology Indoctrination Video (view at: Gawker 200801). In which Cruise supports the Church of Scientology saying such things as:

"When you're a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you're the only one who can really help... We are the way to happiness. We can bring peace and unite cultures."

SWIFT January 11, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 10 January 2008 14:54

More Nonsense, Hoax Still Active, Plain and Simple - It's a Magic Charm, Welcome News, The Anouncement, Warning, Edward Down Under, Bagged Psychics, Pendulum Magic, A Surprise to Look Into, Oops!, He Should Know, Science-Based Medicine, Re 666, Sylvia Again, IQ Test, Justice Is Served, In Conclusion...


Reader James Todd, Ph.D., with the Department of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, comments on the continuing academic endorsement of the ridiculous “Facilitated Communication” [FC] notion as a means of treating autistic children. See for our most recent mention of this subject. Dr. Todd writes:

In case people are wondering, Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University Chancellor, has recently confirmed her FC true belief. I suppose that her appointing Douglas Biklen as Dean of the Syracuse College of Education, was probably enough to demonstrate that. But this nails it down.

In a speech delivered on September 7 this year, Cantor (a Stanford-trained Ph.D. in Psychology) stated:

The Defective Spoon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   
Tuesday, 15 January 2008 06:39

This is a great little video mashup done by Vendel on YouTube. The video is of an interview with Uri Geller leading up to the premiere of the show "Phenomenon". Geller does his standard spoon bending or actually spoon breaking routine for Matt Laur on the Today Show. Laur however wasn't fooled and comes right out and

says "I think it's a defective spoon".
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