Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Brief History of the Skeptical Movement

World Skeptics Congress 2012 (2): "A Brief History of the Skeptical Movement" with James Alcock.

James E. Alcock is a Professor of Psychology at York University (Canada). He has been a professor at York since 1973. Alcock received his BSc (Honours Physics) from McGill University and a PhD in Social Psychology from McMaster University. Alcock is also an amateur magician and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

James Alcock is a noted critic of parapsychology. He is a Fellow and Member of the Executive Council for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). As a member of the Editorial Board of "The Skeptical Inquirer", he is a frequent contributor to the magazine.

In October 2010 CSI announced James Alcock (and others) as a part of their policy-making Executive Council, he will also serve on Skeptical Inquirer's magazine board. In 1999, a panel of skeptics named him among the two dozen most outstanding skeptics of the 20th Century.

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