SWIFT December 14, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 13 December 2007 10:11

pic God Told Me to Do It, A Current Tragedy, A Step Forward, A Good Reason for Being an Atheist, Re Geller, Same Old Story, Science According to Abraham, Time for Education, Fremer Stirs!, Officially Quackery, Lights in the Sky – Again, Applied Nonsense, and In Closing…

Some of the most prominent televangelists in the USA are now under Senate investigation. See tinyurl.com/2cfh7o. As an apparent result, Richard Roberts – who took over from his father Oral – told students at Oral Roberts University that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued evangelical school, but that he did so because on Thanksgiving Day, God told him to.

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SWIFT December 7, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Swift
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
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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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