The Weiler Psi

Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics

The Bigfoot DNA: Real Science and a Skeptical Nightmare

Earlier this year there were a flurry of news stories about Bigfoot DNA.  The story started to gain steam right around the same time as the TED controversy so that … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 17 Comments

Ugly, Hateful Bias from the Mainstream Press

The New Republic carried this headline on one of their articles: Pseudoscientist Rupert Sheldrake Is Not Being Persecuted, And Is Not Like Galileo by Jerry Coyne.  My jaw dropped.  It’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 42 Comments

2013 IANDS (Near Death Experience) Conference

I was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 IANDS conference in Arlington, Virginia on the Labor Day weekend. The emphasis was more on the actual experiences than on research this … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 11 Comments

TED Makes a Decision: Not Technically Censorship (Plus a recap)

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, TED has come to the conclusion that the videos of Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock can stay in quarantine where they are … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 19 Comments

TED Not Satisfied With Current Censorship: TEDxWestHollywood is Taken Down

TED, the parent organization, is removing the license of TEDxWestHollywood only a couple of weeks before their planned event “Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?” after they had spent more than … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 156 Comments

Skeptics and Left Brain Pitfalls

Lately, I’ve been devoting some energy and time to understanding skepticism.  There is clearly some sort of process failure going on in the minds of people who demonstrate such overwhelming … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

Cracking the Code of Mainstream Silence on Unconventional Ideas

Very recently I attempted to write an article for Cracked.com, an on line humor and weird stuff site that specializes in unusual lists of various topics.  It seemed like a … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 18 Comments

The Physiology of Psychic People and Psychic Ability

Psychic people generally notice that they’re different from other people in ways that they can’t quite define, but it seems to be more than just psychic ability.  While it’s been … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 112 Comments

Consciousness Optimized: People with Superpowers

And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159-167 … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 11 Comments

There is Something Amazing about Intuition

I spend time occasionally on a forum hosted by the Skeptico Podcast where host Alex Tsakiris takes on materialists and exposes flaws in their arguments.  Sometimes I get ideas for … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 7 Comments