Disquieting Features of Two ‘Confirmatory’ Psi Studies by Patrizio Tressoldi

In a previous post I reviewed the current status of psychical research in reference to so-called ‘confirmatory studies’ of laboratory psi. I concluded that the body of recent evidence suggests that the non-existence of laboratory psi is looking ever more certain. The case for the existence of laboratory psi appears to rely almost entirely onContinue reading “Disquieting Features of Two ‘Confirmatory’ Psi Studies by Patrizio Tressoldi”

A PRESS RELEASE FROM FIVE YEARS AGO – The PACE Trial: The Making of a Medical Scandal

EMBARGOED TO NOON GMT, MONDAY, 31 JULY 2017 Journal of Health Psychology Special Issue on The PACE Trial, Vol. 29, No 9, Aug. 2017 Publication date: 31 July 2017http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/hpqa/current A Special Issue of the Journal of Health Psychology on the PACE Trial, is to be published and freely available online on Monday 31 July 2017.Continue reading “A PRESS RELEASE FROM FIVE YEARS AGO – The PACE Trial: The Making of a Medical Scandal”

The Non-existence of Laboratory Psi Looks Ever More Certain from Recent Confirmatory Research in Parapsychology

Previously the evidence for psi was drawn from exploratory studies that do not adhere to the standards that are replicable across different laboratories. It is possible now to summarise the findings of empirical evidence drawn from confirmatory studies that enable one to draw firm conclusions. The existence of this solid data-base of empirical evidence inContinue reading “The Non-existence of Laboratory Psi Looks Ever More Certain from Recent Confirmatory Research in Parapsychology”

Red Herrings and Slurs: A Review by James E Kennedy of “Psychology and the Paranormal. Exploring Anomalous Experience”

James E Kennedy’s review of my book contains a mixture of faint praise, criticism, slurs and huge red herrings thrown in for good measure. In any book author’s life, a review by a respected figure, extending to six pages, is potentially a fillip, and I acknowledge James Kennedy for putting in the effort. In thisContinue reading “Red Herrings and Slurs: A Review by James E Kennedy of “Psychology and the Paranormal. Exploring Anomalous Experience””

Part 3 – Professor Michael Eysenck (and the Rest): Give Me Back My Attentional-Probe-Paradigm

Part III of the story of how my intellectual property was stolen by a group of leading psychology researchers at London University. 

Part 2 of the saga: Professor Michael Eysenck (and the Rest): Give Me Back My Attentional-Probe-Paradigm

Part II of the story of how my intellectual property was stolen by a group of leading psychology researchers at London University. 

Pfizer’s Vaccine Trial Questioned

COVID-19 Milestone Series Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial Originally published in the BMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2635 on 02 November 2021 by Paul D Thacker, investigative journalist This post republishes an article about “Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer’s pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raiseContinue reading “Pfizer’s Vaccine Trial Questioned”

Estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries

COVID-19 Milestone Series Panic stations! UK deaths of 750 a day predicted and rising. The paper that threw the entire world into disarray. But were our fears justified? Only history will tell. But the consequences have been severe. 30 March 2020 Imperial College COVID-19 Response TeamDOI: https://doi.org/10.25561/77731 Authors: Seth Flaxman*, Swapnil Mishra*, Axel Gandy*, HContinue reading “Estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries”

Revisiting the initial COVID-19 pandemic projections

COVID-19 Milestone Series In previous posts I republished early attempts to project fatalities: here and here. In their milestone paper here, Adam T Biggs and Lanny F Littlejohn explain how interventions to protect the public were founded on exaggerated claims about the likely fatalities from the pandemic. One study from Imperial College, London on 16Continue reading “Revisiting the initial COVID-19 pandemic projections”

Lessons From the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic

COVID-19 Repost Series In a series of republished articles, I recount a catastrophic sequence of errors made in our dealings with the COVID-19 pandemic. In attempting to explain the errors – many of them seeming too obvious to be accidental – it is easy to jump to a conspiracy theory. However, there is a valuableContinue reading “Lessons From the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic”