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…)