The Weiler Psi

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

Field Effects of Psychic Ability


Psychic ability is essentially a field effect.  It’s not like a beam directed from a person towards another person or object, but more like a zone of influence.  There is … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Most Civilized Protest . . . Ever


There was a protest at TED headquarters in New York on April 2nd from 12pm to 2pm. Actually, it wasn’t technically a protest, rather it was a “rebuttal.” It was … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Chopra Vs. The Wikipedia Trolls, er, Editors


Yesterday, Deepak Chopra’s organization made an attempt to get him fair representation on his Wikipedia biography.  This is the statement in full: Deepak Chopra editors: Binksternet Mishash Bgwhite TheRedPenOfDoom Alexbrn, … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 31 Comments

LIVE from New York: It’s TTP! (The TED Protest)


I’ll be posting news about the protest as I get it.  It’s scheduled from 12pm to 2pm. EST. They posted a picture of the location on twitter: http://t.co/wPV685JBcu   2:00pm … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

TED Protest: A Petition for Everyone (By Popular Demand)


By popular demand, Set Science Free, the organization protesting TED’s removal of Sheldrake’s video and asking for TED to reveal its science board has opened up a petition on Change.Org … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Remembering What Happened to TEDxWestHollywood


With the protest of TED coming up on April 2nd, all of the attention is being focused on Rupert Sheldrake’s talk.   The controversy began and ended with him after … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 9 Comments

Interview with Paul Revis, Organizer of The TED Protest Coming April 2nd


Paul Revis is organizing a protest April 2nd at TED’s New York office to ask that TED reinstate Rupert Sheldrake’s talk and release the names of their anonymous science board. … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 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

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

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 · 63 Comments