Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Richard Wiseman on Skeptiko

Join host Alex Tsakiris when he interviews psychology researcher and paranormal skeptic Dr. Richard Wiseman about the skeptical community, paranormal research, and quirky psychology.

During the 40-minute interview Wiseman explains what’s lacking in paranormal research and skeptical inquiry: “The public is actually badly served by the science community in that sense. There’s a deep wanting to know what’s gong on from some members of the public … so I think a coming together, where people design experiments, conduct experiments and interrupt them in a collaborative way may be a more constructive way forward.”

He also explains why he’s not convinced all parapsychology research is warranted: “Should we continue looking for these rather strange, bizarre phenomena? My answer to that is quite complicated. It depends on what else we might be doing with our time, and whose paying for it, and so on.

Download the interview with Richard Wiseman here.

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