by Rochus Boerner
” The progress of science depends on a finely tuned balance between open-mindedness and skepticism. Be too open minded, and you’ll accept wrong claims. Be too skeptical, and you’ll reject genuine new discoveries. Proper skepticism must be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater” Read more here
Australian Septic Skeptics Daniel Raffael and Peter Bowditch have threatened to kill courageous activists such as AVN founder Meryl Dorey which resulted in courts having to grant restraining orders .
Skeptic of the Year 2010. Stop the AVN creator Daniel Raffaele (dark shirt) with Wendy Wilkinson and Ken McLeod, winners of the Thornett Award for the Promotion of Reason.
Natural News scoop about Skeptics online takeover of Wikipedia with the goal to debunk and control information about natural health.
The blogger who calls himself Reasonable Hank, sometimes Reasonable_Hank or ReasonableHank (Peter Tierney) is popular with Pro Pharma Shills & Internet Bullies for reasons that are obvious. Read more
Veteran investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson has famously broken down the phenomenon of astroturfing, i.e.,the fake “grassroots movements” of trolls funded by political, corporate, or other special interests. Read more
Journalist and activist Michele Landsberg writes about Skeptics founder James Randi colourful past in her column in the Toronto Star February 11 1996 ” What I had hesitated to mention is that the colorful Randi has been involved in a number of lawsuits. Part of the evidence brought against Randi was a tape of his telephone conversations, of explicit sexual content, with teenage boys. Randi has at different times claimed that the tape was a hoax made by his enemies to blackmail him, that he made the tape himself, and that the police asked him to make it.
Whichever version is true, it’s amazing indeed that such a person could be taken seriously as a scientific adviser in an organization dedicated to denying claims of child sexual abuse” Read more
“I cannot otherwise explain why being skeptical, without any additional positive contribution, is considered somehow admirable. I dislike skepticism when it sits by the road and shoots down any traveler trying to take a different way. I oppose skepticism when it turns destructive, using disdainful dismissiveness as its chief tactic” Read more
Tim Bolan looks at the Skeptics their history, financials and the questionable past of James Randi .Disclaimer: While we love Tim’s work and research on the Skeptics. We are supporters of LBGT community and advocate everybody’s right on this planet for choices. Read More