We see what we want to see. We hear what we want to hear. Could it be….Satan? Or is it merely our active imagination, being guided just a little bit?
This article is an adaptation from a Danish article published in the on-line magazine Para-nyt (Para News), the website of the Danish skeptics. It was mainly inspired by the controversy surrounding the Danish IQ psychologist Helmuth Nyborg, an admirer of Jensen, Herrnstein and Murray. Every two or three years Nyborg appears in the Danish media with his sensational ideas, only to disappear again and be forgotten. There may be good reasons for that.
After the ideas in the book The Bell Curve were thoroughly debunked a couple of years ago, almost everybody seems to agree that even if black people considered as a group may be less intelligent than the rest of humanity, the genes are not to blame! The most recent publications used as textbooks declare that the average score of these children is by no means inferior – as you would expect if ‘black genes’ were dumber than other people’s genes.
An unsolved double-murder, clandestine missions, secret organizations, four Presidents, nuclear warheads for Nazi rockets, Queen Elizabeth II, guerilla tactics, executions, fake executions, Yassir Arafat, the Congressional Medal of Honor, a German retirement home, an Argentinian travel agent, anagrams, a sunken ship, shady figures from the Underworld, fraud, lies, hoaxes, humbug – and two very strange people.
Edgar Allan Poe’s famous hoax about the Atlantic being crossed by balloon. First published in an 1844 April issue of the New York Sun.
Just how important a name is, is not clear to most people. Fortunately, a society exists to tell you precisely how crucial it is you choose the right name for your child. The name of a person, according to the Kalabarian Philosophy, determines no less than your destiny, your “mental direction”, your personality, how happy you are, how you attract people, how successful you will be, etc.
A good, hard look at Sylvia Browne’s predictions for the next 100 years. It’s rather depressing how little imagination she has, given the fact that she is in the lucrative business of presenting fantasies as facts.
Spooky! How ghosts can show up on camera – even your own!
Three astrologers are tested, with the expected result.
This article was written by Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, 1859-1927, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1903, and published in the newspaper “Stockholms Dagblad” 1914.