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Skeptical Investigations

Paranormalia readers will enjoy the Skeptical About Skeptics website, which has just launched. There’s a lot of background about the various luminaries in the skeptic movement, along with critical articles that have been written about them and their doings over the years.

The most heavily featured seems to be Michael Shermer, with ten articles (compared with six about Richard Wiseman and eight about James Randi). I thought that interesting, especially having recently read the article in Scientific American, in which he describes his own encounter with the paranormal (definitely worth a read if you haven’t seen it).

This is actually not a brand new site, it’s a revamped version of Rupert Sheldrake’s Skeptical Investigations, which was around for quite a while. (The old link now connects to the new site.) The new editor is Cathi Carol, who I have been in touch with since the brouhaha over the attack on Rupert’s Wikipedia page last year. She doesn’t seem to get a credit on the site, so let’s hear it for her here! This is an attractively presented and readable production.

Well done, Rupert and Cathi!

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I have read a few articles on the site, a fantastic resource.

Good site. Very interesting I hope it remains current.

As far as I can tell, the site is wisely designed not to take comments.
With a name like Skeptical About Skeptics, plus its association with Rupert Sheldrake, a comment section would automatically become irresistible troll bait.

That fact alone silently speaks volumes about the skeptic movement.

glad the ol' skeptical investigations site got an update and rebranding.

i feel the old site gave off a slight cranky vibe.

"glad the ol' skeptical investigations site got an update and rebranding.

i feel the old site gave off a slight cranky vibe."

Yeah, agreed.

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