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  • EventsPhoto of Paranormal Road Trip: Day 3 Events—Magic, Haunted Honky Tonk & 2 Public Events!

    Paranormal Road Trip: Day 3 Events—Magic, Haunted Honky Tonk & 2 Public Events!

    Rebecca, Richard, and Jon survived day 2, thanks in no small part to Richard’s sophisticated visual deception techniques. (That’s not a Beatle. It’s Richard Wiseman! I know, right?!) You can check out some more photos from the trip here, or catch them all by following them on Twitter (@CSIRoadTrip, @RichardWiseman, @RebeccaWatson, @JonRonson). Find out what’s in store for them on…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of Skepchick Book Club: The Last Greatest Magician in the World

    Skepchick Book Club: The Last Greatest Magician in the World

    Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club. We’re discussing The Last Greatest Magician in the World, a biography about Howard Thurston, a magician who surpassed Houdini in popularity back in the early 20th century but has since been largely forgotten by the general public. He was a quick-witted con artist with a soft spot for children (but not for his…

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  • Skepchick Guest Article #1 – Richard Wiseman

    I am very happy to announce the launch of a brand new feature here on Skepchick. Every month we will host an article by a guest writer, created just for us. Our very first guest writer is everyone’s favourite Quirkologist, Richard Wiseman, who is revealing the results of his latest experiment exclusively on Skepchick! Click ‘Read More’ for the article…

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  • Calling All Magicians…

    As there’s a fair amount of crossover between magic and skepticism, this might be of interest to a few folks. Richard Wiseman (of Quirkology fame) is currently conducting a study into paranormal belief and magicians. If you consider yourself a magician, professional or amateur, or know someone who is, and can spare a couple of minutes for a few questions,…

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