The Weiler Psi

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

The ABC’s of Dissecting a Controversial Subject

Controversial subjects are all around us.  Bigfoot, psychic ability, UFO’s, 9/11 truthers, chem trails, crop circles, cold fusion, free energy, homeopathy and many others.  Over time, I’ve had a chance … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 24 Comments

Protest of TED at Their New York Office April 2nd: One Year Anniversary of Controversy

The date of the protest is April 2nd, the same day that TED officially removed Sheldrake and Hancock’s videos from circulation.  (You can find my synopsis of the TED controversy … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 6 Comments

A Call For an Open, Informed Study of All Aspects of Consciousness by Etzel Cardeña

Hat tip to Billy Mavreas for the link. It’s extremely heartening to see this.  Etzel Cardeña,Professor of Psychology at Lund University in Sweden, where he directs CERCAP, the Center for … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Why I Chose My Webinar Guests and Why They Matter

A few months ago, after the controversy at TED had died down, I was approached by Ken Jordan of Reality Sandwich about doing a webinar series which will be starting … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 13 Comments

Wikipedia Cyberbullying: A Case Study

There are some new developments in the saga of Wikipedia and Rupert Sheldrake.  One of the editors has come out and is using his real name, mostly because unscrupulous editors … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 51 Comments

The Guerrilla Skeptics: Taking Creepy to 11

The Guerrilla Skeptics are an organization dedicated to editing Wikipedia.  According to them they have about 90 members total and operate in several countries. Apparently the Guerrilla Skeptics are starting … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 6 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

A New Paradigm: The Growing Rejection of Psi Skepticism

This has been a heck of a year in terms of psi and controversy.  And the year isn’t quite over.  It seems to be the year things have begun to … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 36 Comments

Wikipedia: The Only Way to Win is Not to Play

This is the latest on a series of posts about editing on Wikipedia.  It begins here:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Also, see this article by Deepak Chopra ____________________________ This … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 64 Comments

Wikipedia: The Dirty Tricks Machine

This is part of a series of posts on Wikipedia:  The Battle for Rupert Sheldrake’s biography, The Skeptics Problem,  Adult Supervision Required (not incl.), The Trial of Tumbleman  Rupert Sheldrake’s … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 9 Comments