– Date – October 14th, 2014
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Skepticism, Past and Future [1:20]
– Virologist Jonas Salk developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. He was born October 28, 1914.
– Bertram Forer, born October 24, 1914, was a psychologist who developed the idea of the Forer Effect, sometimes – called subjective validation.
– Martin Gardner was born October 21, 1914. Read all about him at martin-gardner.org. There’s a month-long celebration in October and several Twitter feeds including @MGardner100th, @g4gcelebration and @WWMGT (What Would – Martin Gardner Tweet?)
– Tim’s post on INSIGHT about Sally Morgan is titled Challenging Psychics is Deadly Serious Business and has many more links to the past incidents.
– Sally Morgan fired her husband and son-in-law on Monday in this statement.
– Read more about the Good Thinking Society’s Psychic Awareness Month here.
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.
The Odds Must Be Crazy [21:00]
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Interview: Sheldon Helms [29:38]
– On the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Skeptics.
– Joined with Susan Gerbic on her sting, 'Operation Bumblebee', to go check out Chip Coffey.
– There were two groups involved with the Operation, one in the L.A. area and the other in the San Francisco area.
– It took a decent amount of money to pull off because the tickets to see Chip start around $60 and go way up from there.
– Susan and Mark Edward helped the group by giving them information about how 'professional' psychics gather their information and seem 'real'.
– Emery Emery, and Heather Henderson from Skeptically Yours and Ardent Atheist helped out from the L.A. side as well.
– Susan said she had a son who died quite young, Chip's people said that he can even contact the unborn.
– If Chip didn't have enough time she might be able to have a private reading with him for between 250$ and 850$ for a 20-60 minute phone call.