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Self-Fulfilling Skepticism

By Brendan D. Murphy

Have you ever noticed how closed-minded skeptics (CMS) rarely if ever have any experiences with psychic faculties or “the paranormal” in general? Soviet research into psychokinesis involving Nina Kulagina several decades ago demonstrated qualitatively that a skeptic’s mere presence does have an effect on a psychic’s ability to function properly. Hence, with a CMS (or several) in the room or otherwise involved in the experiment, a psychic is more likely to “fail,” thus “proving” the CMS right (at least in his own narrow reality tunnel)….

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A ‘Heretic’s’ Complaint

By William B. Stoecker

In recent decades we have seen the emergence of a very militant and vociferous group of people, many of them in positions of influence in the media and academia, who call themselves “skeptics.” Claiming that science is under assault by hordes of ignorant, superstitious peasants who are so credulous that they actually take seriously things like the existence of a supreme being and a spiritual realm, or UFOs, cryptids, and government conspiracies, the “skeptics,” really debunkers, regularly denounce such silly superstitions. They resemble the militant…

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