Del Mar, CA, April 17, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- 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.”
The interview is available for immediate free download at: www.skeptiko.com/index.php?id=18.
Dr. Richard Wiseman Professor of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, holds 's first Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology. Along with his many television and radio appearance and numerous scholarly articles, he’s authored several books, including the upcoming Quirkology (2007).
Skpetiko 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.