Archive for the ‘Skeptic’ Category

Psychic Sylvia Browne predicts lifestyles in 2030

Friday, July 16th, 2004

What Will The World Look Like In 2030?


Ayurvedic Medicines Linked to Lead Poisoning

Saturday, July 10th, 2004

Using some types of traditional ayurvedic medications may cause lead poisoning, according to a new report from the CDC. … certain branches of ayurvedic medicine consider heavy metals to be therapeutic and encourage their use to treat particular ailments.


‘Junk science’ propelled Edwards’ career?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

As newly announced vice-presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards’ record is scrutinized, political critics are re-examining claims the former trial lawyer amassed much of the personal fortune that financed his political career by winning legal cases based on “junk science.”


Also: The Junk Science of George W. Bush

Rebel without a clue: psychic haunted by James Dean for 40 years

Monday, July 5th, 2004

PSYCHIC Monica Pearson claims she was haunted by the ghost of James Dean for 40 years – until she eventually told him to leave.


Return of the “staring effect”

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

The second volunteer was hooked up to electrodes which recorded the “prickle” or electrical activity of the skin. This was compared when the volunteer was or was not being watched.

The German team used a complex statistical scale to grade the studies according to reliability and paranormal effect recorded.

Here we go again, someone again cliams to have proved the “staring effect”.


CSICOP: Can We Tell When Someone Is Staring at Us?

Questioning Healing Prayer

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

Leon Jaroff , science editor of Time magazine, and a CSICOP Fellow, reports on the flawed intercessory prayer study:

In their report, the Columbia researchers claimed that women who received in-vitro fertilization at a South Korean hospital were twice a likely as others to conceive if, unknown to them, prayers were uttered in their behalf. And these were no ordinary prayers. They were made by strangers, Christians thousands of miles away in the U.S., Australia and Canada who were shown only unidentified photographs of the Korean women in question. This so-called intercessory prayer supposedly resulted in a pregnancy rate of 50% for those who received it, compared with only 26% for those who did not.

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Uri Gellar ‘Bent it for Beckham’!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

Spoon bender Uri Geller on Monday night revealed that he may be to blame for David Beckham’s missed penalty in Euro 2004.

The fifty seven year old Israel born psychic said that while trying to transmit “positive energy” to the England players he may have caused the ball to bend over the bar.”I’m not a miracle worker, but I do believe in the power of consciousness. I was trying to send positive energy”, the Sun quoted him as saying.

Poor Uri has been reduced to shilling for soccer fans.


Prince Charles takes tea orally, recommends other route for coffee

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Prince Charles has never made a secret of his love affair with alternative medicine. Now he has infuriated the medical profession by backing a controversial cancer treatment which involves taking daily coffee enemas and drinking litres of fruit juice instead of using drugs. Charles gave an enthusiastic endorsement last week to the Gerson Therapy, which eschews chemotherapy in favour of 13 fruit juices a day, coffee enemas and weekly injections of vitamins.