The Weiler Psi

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

Whither the Psychic Fraud and Con Artist?

On public forums, the question occasionally comes up:  Are psychics real?  Almost inevitably, skeptics will chime in with the claim that they’re all frauds and con artists.  So today, I’d … Continue reading

January 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

There Are No Good Skeptics

I’m going to persuade you today to abandon being a skeptic and I challenge you to think differently about how to approach things that you doubt. I used to think … Continue reading

November 21, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Perils of Skepticism

I had an on-line discussion recently in which I debated the subject of Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge, about which I know quite a bit, so I completely punked the guy’s … Continue reading

October 19, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Physics behind Psychic Ability

Related Post:  Where Does Psychic Ability Come From? This is not an easy topic, as you can imagine.  Yet many fundamental underpinnings of the arguments against the existence of psi … Continue reading

October 9, 2009 · 13 Comments

The Skeptic Mindset

I have never quite understood the skeptical mindset. I have occasionally been skeptical about things, but it takes a lot. If someone came to me telling me that little evil … Continue reading

May 17, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Myth of the Fantasy Prone Personality (FPP)

Update 5-12-09: Added paragraphs about mentally unstable people and their stories. In 1981 Wilson and Barber first identified what they called a fantasy-prone personality (FPP) type (this work actually extended … Continue reading

May 12, 2009 · 16 Comments

Some In’s and Out’s of Psychic Ability

Reading people can be a difficult business. Sometimes, for example, I have tried to read people without success, while with others, things just came to me. Or I’d try to … Continue reading

April 25, 2009 · 12 Comments

The Path to Answering the Great Question: Is It Real?

I’ve been having discussions with a friendly skeptic on his blog: The Call of Troythulu and he brought up an interesting point that merits discussion. From a skeptic’s point of … Continue reading

April 3, 2009 · 17 Comments

Evidence for the Afterlife

Because of the controversy surrounding psi and its existence, it’s vitally important to read the source material. It is not enough to examine the conclusions of any but the most … Continue reading

March 16, 2009 · 3 Comments

Psi as an Evolutionary Trait

Skeptics have the following argument: The Argument from Evolution: “If Psi abilities actually existed, they would have a huge evolutionary advantage, and one would think that after at least 100,000 … Continue reading

March 6, 2009 · 5 Comments