Del Mar, CA (PressExposure) August 21, 2008 -- Join Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Skeptical Inquirer Magazineâs Ben Radford on psychic mediums, psychic detectives, and how the Skeptical community deals with controversial science research. During the hour-long interview Radford draws a distinction between scientific investigation of paranormal claims and mere stories:
I like a good story as much as anybody. I like ghost stories. I like tall tales, but donât call them science. Donât call them reality if theyâre not. What Iâve found is that the believers far more often ignore the skeptical answers than the skeptics ignore the believer.â
Radford also discusses his participation in psychic detective investigations and his take on the psychic medium research of Dr. Gary Schwartz at the University of Arizona.
A complete transcript of the interview is available at: [http://www.skeptiko.com/blog/?p=30].
Benjamin Radford is managing editor of, The Skeptical Inquirer. He has written over 300 articles on various topics, including urban legends, mass hysteria, mysterious creatures, and media criticism, and is the author of three books on science and skepticism. Radford has appeared on The Discovery Channel, CNN, National Geographic Television, the Learning Channel, and the Discovery Science Channel as well as MTV.
Skeptiko is the first scientifically oriented Podcast exploring new research in controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death-experience, reincarnation, and after-life encounters. Each episode features open, honest debate on new scientific discoveries. The show includes interviews with top research scientists and their critics.