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Skeptical Inquirer Magazine Editor, Ben Radford Speaks Out on Psychic Mediums, Psychic Detectives, and Dr. Gary Schwartz

Author and managing editor of The Skeptical Inquirer magazine, Ben Radford, takes aims those who claim to assist police in solving crimes, and talk to the deceased.

Del Mar, CA, August 15, 2008 --( Join Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Skeptical Inquirer Magazine’s 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 don’t call them science. Don’t call them reality if they’re not. What I’ve found is that the believers far more often ignore the skeptical answers than the skeptics ignore the believer.”

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:

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.

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