Mini-Science Q & A – The science and fad of hypnosis and other psychological phenomena

Mini-Science logo At the conclusion of each Mini-Science lecture, audience members submit their questions to the evening’s presenter, who answers as many as possible on the spot. Three of the unanswered questions are sent to the presenter for posting here. Here are questions from Dr. Amir Raz’s lecture “The science and fad of hypnosis and other psychological phenomena” (April 21, 2010).
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Mini-Science Q & A – What is the role of climate scientists in the climate change debate?

Mini-Science logo At the conclusion of each Mini-Science lecture, audience members submit their questions to the evening’s presenter, who answers as many as possible on the spot. Three of the unanswered questions are sent to the presenter for posting here. Here are questions from Dr. Bruno Tremblay’s lecture “What is the role of climate scientists in the climate change debate?” (April 14, 2010).
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Mini-Science Q & A – Science and the paranormal

Mini-Science logo At the conclusion of each Mini-Science lecture, audience members submit their questions to the evening’s presenter, who answers as many as possible on the spot. Three of the unanswered questions are sent to the presenter for posting here. Here are questions from Dr. Joe Schwarcz’s lecture “Science and the paranormal” (April 7, 2010).
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The best psychic reader in the world?

Mini-Science logo Guest columnist Joe Schwarcz is the Director of McGill’s Office for Science and Society.  His talk “Science and the Paranormal”  opens the 2010 series of Mini-Science, “Pseudoscience: From Quirks to Quacks.”  Mini-Science starts April 7, so register for the series now!

She’s rich.  She’s famous.  And she’s heartless.  Who, but an unfeeling person, would tell the parents of a missing child, without any evidence, that their son is dead?  Sylvia Browne, that’s who.  “The best psychic reader in the world,” as she bills herself.  Well, maybe not quite the best. (more…)

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