Del Mar, CA (PressExposure) May 10, 2008 -- Join Alex Tsakiris for part two of his interview with author, Chris Carter. During the 30-minute interview Carter explains why Skeptics oppose parapsychology research:
You have to remember that the argument is not really about the evidence. The argument is about [Skepticâs] assumptions and their preconceptions. Their preconceptions are, with these sort of phenomena, that they donât make any sense and challenge their world view. So, theyâre going to do anything they possibly can to dismiss evidence that challenges their preconceptions.
Carter also traces the origins of the Skeptical community and its links to atheism and secular humanism.
A complete transcript of the interview is available at: [http://www.skeptiko.com/blog/?p=8].
Chris Carter is a graduate of Oxford University in England. Parapsychology and the Skeptics A Scientific Argument for the Existence of ESP is his first in a series of books examining the frontiers of human consciousness science.
Alex Tsakiris is one of a group at [http://www.Skeptiko.com./blog] replicating the research of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. This research examines the telepathic link between dog and their owners. Despite scientific and anecdotal evidence, many scientists remain skeptical of these capabilities. Researchers hope to overcome this skepticism with their new findings.
OpenSourceScience is the first scientifically oriented website to bring the power of open source methods to the skeptical examination of controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and after-life encounters.