On Paul Kurtz

It is true that I have praised Paul Kurtz, who died in 2012 and I used to call a “mentor” for his work debunking precisely the pseudosciences that made me lost many years of my life. The photo in the Wikipedia article on him (also at the left) was uploaded by me after I requested…

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Open letter to Michael Shermer

You are the editor of Skeptic magazine. It is true that I’ve praised Paul Kurtz, who died last year and I used to call a mentor for his work in a similar magazine, Skeptical Inquirer. Kurtz’s debunking of the pseudoscience called “parapsychology” helped me a lot in the past. But after Kurtz died I discovered…

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Ten books that changed my mind

1. Maxfield Parrish Poster Book 2. The Sickle 3. Laing and Anti-Psychiatry 4. Childhood’s End 5. A Skeptic’s Handbook of Parapsychology 6. The Relentless Question 7. Final Analysis 8. The Gulag Archipelago 9. For Your Own Good 10. The Emotional Life of Nations

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Parapsychology

Or: The ten books that made an impact in my life before I became racially conscious 5.- A Skeptic’s Handbook of Parapsychology (autographed inscription 1989) 6.- The Relentless Question (autographed inscription 1990) In “The Sickle” I said this Tuesday that I arrived to the San Francisco airport in 1985. Living in San Rafael the very…

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