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Anomalistic Psychology, Quantum Theory, Environmental, Biological and the like.
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Ghost Hunting Science vs Pseudoscience

Posted by Atticus & Steve Novella on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Skepticism 

Following on from the"Ghost hunting, pseudoscience and skepticism" posts that have seemed to gain alot of interest on site. Steve Novella Writes a perfectly balanced analysis of the two writers debate.

Ok, so theres this whole debate thing going on on-site whether ghost-hunting is science or pseudoscience. The first salvo was apparently fired by Michael Dippold, who took the skeptical position. There is also a response by Peter Allen, defending the science of paranormal investigation. I hope t...

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A response to ‘Ghost hunting, pseudoscience and skepticism’

Posted by Atticus & Peter Allen on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Skepticism 

Ok, so the previous post on "Ghost hunting, pseudoscience and skepticism" sparked some controversy off it seems.
Below is a responce from what I percieve to be quite a believer. Do i agree with the person who wrote the responce? Not really, but I will not put my thoughts forward on this matter just yet


Dear RiPA

In the recent critique of ghost hunting, Michael Dippold argued that paranormal investigation is merely pseudoscience. He wrote that "there's not a single shred of ...

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Ghost hunting, pseudoscience and skepticism

Posted by Atticus & Michael Dippold on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Skepticism 

Of recent times many more groups are saying that they tackle the paranormal from a "scientific" aspect. This unfortunately is not so true.

RiPA have been arguing against the carbon copies of Most Haunted groups for some while now and we havent made many friends by doing that.
If a group was scientific, then they would be open to criticism and question by their peers. It seems with many that this is not so either.

Micheal Dippold puts this point across for RiPA very well and mirrors all RiPA's th...

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Skepticism & Atheism: Are They One & The Same?

Posted by Atticus & Tressa on Sunday, July 18, 2010, In : Skepticism 

Skepticism is something that the RiPA brand has been accused of many times.

Is this because we apply CTS to submitted evidence?
There has been countless footage of alleged paranormal phenomena passed on to RiPA but the result is usually the same. RiPA highlights the flaws or the illogical facts of the back-story. Thats when, on the rare occassion, there is a backstory.

Now does this make RiPA Skeptics?
I think not. RiPA applies Critical Thinking Skills to everything they do. Each photo, footage, ...

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