Month: March 2007
James Randi is a magician who has built a reputation as a fraud debunker.
The James Randi Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1996. Its aim is to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today.
Research resources on James Randi and the James Randi Educational Foundation.
Definition of the term skeptic
The Heaven's Gate cult had existed for more than two decades. Its recruiting drives were followed by periods spent in near hiding. In its final years, its message was spread through the Internet. Here is a timeline of the group's history.
Research resources on Heaven's Gate.
Although the circumstances surrounding the Heaven's Gate mass suicide have been widely publicized, little attention has been paid to the group's religious teachings.
Research resources on UFOs
In 1997, 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult committed mass suicide inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, near San Diego, California. It was the largest mass-suicide in U.S. history.
Lyndon Larouche: an extremist, conspiracy theorist, and convicted fraudster.
Research resources on Lyndon Larouche
Japan cult AUM Shrinikyo has formally split.
Research resources on Japanese religious cult, Aum Shinrikyo
Cult expert Steven Alan Hassan (Steve Hassan) has developed the Strategic Interaction Approach -- a non-coercive approach, effective and legal alternative for families to help cult members.
Information about the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, operated by cult expert Steven Alan Hassan.