Jean Michel Abrassart est diplômé en psychologie (spécialisé en psychologie de la religion) et agrégé de philosophie. Il est l'auteur de "La Croyance Au Paranormal: Facteurs prédispositionnels et situationnels" aux éditions universitaires européennes.
One of the interesting things in skeptical research to see is how (or whether) skeptical investigations make it into the mainstream literature. After all, it's all well and good for skeptics to know that a case has been solved, but the real benefit is when the greater public realizes it.
In 1999, the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) issued a lengthy Proceedings, part of Volume 58, entitled The Scole Report. The authors, Montague Keen, Arthur Ellison and David Fontana, had compiled the report after an investigation of the mediumship circle sitting at Scole, a village in Norfolk.
A decade ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that parents limit TV consumption by children under two years of age. The recommendations were based as much on common sense as science, because studies of media consumption and infant development were themselves in their infancy.
Rappelez-vous l'avertissement qui clignotait au début de chacune des émissions de Rencontres paranormales à TVA: «Les événements dont vous allez bientôt être témoins sont réels et n'utilisent aucun effet d'illusion.»
If you haven’t heard about the experiment that apparently showed that subatomic particles called neutrinos might move faster than light (what we in the know call FTL, to make us look cooler), then I assume this is your first time on the internet.
Those weird faster-than-light neutrinos that CERN thought they saw last month may have just gotten slowed down to a speed that'll keep them from completely destroying physics as we know it. In an ironic twist the very theory that these neutrinos would have disproved may explain exactly what happened
Last month when British papers reported on the “first Irish case of death” by spontaneous human combustion—going up in flames with no apparent cause—many eyebrows were raised in the scientific regions of the Internet. Apparently the coroner in the case had never heard of the “wick effect,”.