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Hi All, For those of you with Kindles, here is an offer from David Webb that you simply cannot miss (see below)! Best wishes, Chris ++++ Dear Chris, The kindle version of The Incredibly Interesting Psychology Book is now up and running and will be available for free for the next 5 days (May 17-21) See following links. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CR1DX22 (USA Link) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CR1DX22 (UK Link) I'd be very grateful if you could let your twitter followers know and anybody else you think might be in...
This Morning, tomorrow, on Near-Death Experiences
Sent May 15th 2013
Hi All, Just a quick email to let you know that I'll be appearing on ITV's "This Morning" programme tomorrow chatting about near-death experiences. Best wishes, Chris ...
CFI-UK: Can Science Solve Every Mystery? Conway Hall, 8/6/13
Sent May 14th 2013
Hi All, Interesting event coming up at conway Hall on 8/6/13. Details below and at: http://www.cfilondon.org/ Best wishes, Chris ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Can science solve every mystery? A scientist, a philosopher and a Christian discuss Peter Atkins, David Papineau, Peter S. Williams Can science answer every question? Should scientists show a little humility and acknowledge there are questions that only religion can answer? Are science and religion “non-overlapping magisteria”, as the scientist Stephen Jay Goul...
Anyone believe in "cellular memory"?
Sent May 10th 2013
Hi All, I have just finished doing an interview for a very nice young lady named Ellie Austin who is writing an article on cellular memory (as it relates to organ transplants) for her project on an MA course in Magazine Journalism. In case you don't know what cellular memory is, here is the definition from Wikipedia: "A variation of body memory, the pseudoscientific hypothesis that memories can be stored in individual cells." You can find more on the topic here: http://skepdic.com/cellular.html As you mig...
Dr David V. Barrett on The Fragmentation of a Sect @ Conway Hall, 12/5/13
Sent May 10th 2013
Hi All, David V Barrett is giving a public lecture based on his new book The Fragmentation of a Sect at Conway Hall on Sunday (full details below). Best wishes, Chris ++++++++ Hi Chris I'll be giving a public lecture based on my new book The Fragmentation of a Sect at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, at 11am on Sunday 12th May. See http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/dr-david-v-barrett for details (and https://www.facebook.com/TheFragmentationOfASect for the book, which is based on my doctoral thesis). All welcome! ...
Mystical-type experiences of atheists
Sent May 10th 2013
Hi All, Alice Herron at the University of Surrey is carrying out an investigation into the spontaneous, transformative, enlightening and/or mystical-type experiences of atheists. If you are an atheist and have had one or more of these experiences and would be willing to participate in this study, please contact her directly at a.he...@surrey.ac.uk. The research has received a favourable ethical review from the University of Surrey. [NB: This is not an APRU project, so all comments and questions relating to it should...
Unfounded food fears
Sent May 9th 2013
Hi All, Occasionally I send out emails to this list about important stuff that does not relate at all to the "psychology of the paranormal". Prepare yourself for one such email. The message below is from one of my postgrads... Best wishes, Chris +++++ Hi Chris, I've been recently volunteering as a research assistant for the campaign group Sense About Science's junior wing - the Young Voices of Science. We have recently launched a campaign that calls for supermarkets to put evidence at the heart of their po...
Want to see some magic tricks?
Sent May 8th 2013
Hi All, If you have a spare 10 minutes, please would you take part in a brief experiment investigating reactions to magic tricks? Click on the link below to start: http://webprojects.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/hw301/MagicVideos1/ Feel free to forward the link on. Thanks and best wishes, Chris ...
Psychology of the Paranormal Email Network Message
Sent May 4th 2013
Psychology of the Paranormal Email Network Message Hi All, This may be of interest? Note that I am simply forwarding this on, I am not involved in organising this conference so please do not send me any queries relating to it. Best wishes, Chris Exploring the Extraordinary 5th Conference View this email in your browser Fifth Conference20th-22nd September, 2013York, UK FRIDAY 1.00-1.15 Introduction Parapsychology I: Research1...
Sent May 3rd 2013
Hi All, For those of you who could not make it to Prof Elizabeth Loftus's excellent talk for the APRU at Goldsmiths on 20 March, you can enjoy an audio-recording of it (with pictures, including slides) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-K0SjZqoMQ Also, you can listen to an interview with Prof Loftus here: http://www.gold.ac.uk/podcasts/ A version of this interview will be published in a future issue of The Skeptic magazine: http://www.skeptic.org.uk/ Best wishes, Chris ...