The Weiler Psi

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

The Logic of Psychically Based Rational Thought

The title is a mouthful, but actually this topic is fairly straightforward.  What is the thinking of psychic people like?  To the skeptic and logically minded people, we seem to … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 9 Comments

A Critical Look at CSI, (formerly CSICOP), a Pseudo-Scientific Skeptic Organization

Most psychic people have never heard of this organization.  The original name was:  Committee for Scientific Investigations for Claims of the Paranormal.  (CSICOP)  It’s since been shortened to CSI.  It … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Cost of Media Bias Against Psychics: Bullied Children

Gawd, do I hate bullies; even watching film depictions of bullying makes my blood boil.  Having the media fan the flames of bullying with ill advised skeptically biased articles demeaning … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · 10 Comments

Cellular Memory Phenomenon Explained: Consciousness Beyond the Brain

Hat tip to Don Salmon for bringing this to my attention. It is amazing to me what happens when you start looking for consciousness.  The information comes cascading in.  This … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · 24 Comments

Can You Win Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge?

Related Post:  A Critical Look at Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge Update:  11-30-11:  There seems to be some confusion over the length of time Pavel spent dealing with the challenge.  Skeptics … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · 7 Comments

Evidence for Near Death Experiences (NDE’s)

Near death experiences are the sort of thing that grab your attention and hold onto it. About 774 occur daily. People involuntarily leaving their bodies and then coming back again … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Fear of Irrationality: The Force Behind Psi Skepticism

I recently ran across an article in the Huffington Post promoting yet another Psi study as a breakthrough that may open the door to more acceptance of psi. The article, … Continue reading

December 28, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Many Effects of Belief Systems on Psi

Beliefs are generally considered to be a good thing.  Belief is faith, and faith drives religions, and in certain situations it can improve skills and life in general but having … Continue reading

August 11, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Scientific Challenge of Testing for Consciousness

Consciousness: It’s been studied for over a century and yet very little is known about it even to this day.  On the one hand, everyone has an opinion, and on … Continue reading

June 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Fine Line Between Rational Thought and Belief

Aren’t we proud of how rational we are?  Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof!   Critical thinking is very important!  Use logic!  Deduce the answer!  The scientific method is how science should … Continue reading

May 9, 2010 · 1 Comment