Paranormal and Fringe-Science Claims - Experts and Scholars

The media frequently turn to CSICOP to get quotes and interviews with experts on the skeptical and scientific side of paranormal and pseudoscientific issues. Below is only a partial list of experts affiliated with CSICOP that we regularly refer to the press.

Subject Spokesperson(s)
acupuncture Andrew Skolnick, Joe Nickell, Wallace Sampson, Steve Barrett
alien abductions Joe Nickell, Robert Sheaffer
archaeology hoaxes Kenneth Feder
aromatherapy Wallace Sampson, Steve Barrett, Joe Nickell
astrology Paul Kurtz, Ivan Kelley, Andrew Fraknoi
auras Joe Nickell, Ben Radford
belief Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, James Alcock
bible code Dave Thomas
Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, Cryptozoology, etc. Ben Radford, Joe Nickell, Michael Dennett, Dave Daegling
chiropractic Andrew Skolnick, Steve Barrett, Wallace Sampson
creationism Dave Thomas, Massimo Pigliucci, Eugenie Scott, Jason Rosenhouse
crop circles Joe Nickell, Ben Radford
curses Joe Nickell
doomsday predictions Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz, Barry Karr
dowsing Joe Nickell, Ray Hyman
education, curricula Amanda Chesworth
egyptology Kenneth Feder
ESP Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Ray Hyman, James Alcock, Paul Kurtz, Barry Karr
exorcisms Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz
Facilitated Communication Scott Lilienfeld, Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Andrew Skolnick
faith healing Joe Nickell, Andrew Skolnick, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz
false memories Elizabeth Loftus, Carol Tavris, Ben Radford
firewalking Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz, Barry Karr
ghosts Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz, Barry Karr
graphology Joe Nickell
haunted houses Joe Nickell, Ben Radford
history of science Massimo Pigliucci
hoaxes Ben Radford, Joe Nickell, Alex Boese
intelligent design Massimo Pigliucci, Eugenie Scott, Jason Rosenhouse
labyrinths Ben Radford
lunar effects, moon madness Ivan Kelly
mass hysteria Ben Radford
mediums Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz
miracles Joe Nickell
near-death experiences Joe Nickell, Ben Radford
new age beliefs Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, James Alcock
Nostradamus Joe Nickell, Ben Radford
numerology Joe Nickell
palmistry Joe Nickell, Ray Hyman
paranormal Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, James Alcock, Ray Hyman, Paul Kurtz, Barry Karr
police psychics Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz, Ray Hyman, James Alcock, Barry Karr
prayer Andrew Skolnick, Joe Nickell, Wallace Sampson, Barry Karr
prophecy/prediction Ben Radford, Joe Nickell, Paul Kurtz, Barry Karr
pseudoscience Ben Radford, Joe Nickell, Barry Karr
psychic powers Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Barry Karr
pyramid power Joe Nickell
recovered memories Elizabeth Loftus, Carol Tavris, James Alcock, Ray Hyman, Ben Radford
reincarnation Joe Nickell
remote viewing Joe Nickell, Ray Hyman
Roswell crash Dave Thomas, Joe Nickell, Kendrick Frasier, James McGaha, Robert Shaeffer, Ben Radford
science education Ben Radford
Shroud of Turin Joe Nickell
speaking to the dead Joe Nickell, Ben Radford, Paul Kurtz, Ray Hyman
spirits Ben Radford, Joe Nickell, Paul Kurtz, Ray Hyman
Stargate Ray Hyman, James Alcock
superstitions Joe Nickell, Ben Radford
therapeutic touch Scott Lilienfeld, Bela Scheiber
UFOs Robert Sheaffer, James McGaha, Gary Posner
urban legends Ben Radford, Joe Nickell, Jan Harold Brunvand
vampires Ben Radford, Joe Nickell
voodoo Joe Nickell, Ben Radford

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