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Posted: 17 September 2013 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I didn’t notice any stories in US media about this; but it sounds like we lost one of ours.

http://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21586275-narendra-dabholkar-fighter-against-superstition-was-killed-august-20th-aged-67-narendra

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Posted: 17 September 2013 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I just heard about it this morning while listening to an SGU podcast. Terrible.

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Posted: 17 September 2013 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Huh. Sounds like he was kind of an Indian version of James Randi.

[ Edited: 17 September 2013 08:27 PM by TromboneAndrew ]
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Posted: 20 September 2013 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Read the article.

Kinda sad that a critically thinking person died. Takes a lot of guts to abandon what one was raised with, as this man did.

May not agree with everything he taught, but his emphasis on not confusing cheap tricks for the supernatural is quite interesting.
see also
http://www.csicop.org/sb/show/visitations_after-death_contacts/

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