The Theory and Practice of Skeptical Investigation: An Introduction
CFI Institute Online Course
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 • 8:00-9:30 PM

Join writer and scientific paranormal investigator Benjamin Radford as he discusses the nature of “unexplained mysteries” such as ghosts, Bigfoot, crop circles, and psychic powers. What does science say about the evidence for these topics? What is the nature of the “unexplained”? Many Americans believe things for which there is little evidence and no definitive proof. Yet the issue is not one of belief but evidence: Either ghosts, Bigfoot, and psychic powers exist or they do not; if they exist, there should be scientific proof. How good is the scientific evidence for these claims? How does a science-based investigator approach these “unexplained” mysteries and separate fact from fiction? Join us to find out!

Benjamin Radford holds degrees in psychology and education, and is a Research Fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and author or co-author of nine books including Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias: Why We Need Critical Thinking; Lake Monster Mysteries: Investigating the World’s Most Elusive Creatures; Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries; Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore, and Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment. He has conducted hundreds of first-hand investigations into some of the world's most mysterious events.

Radford regularly speaks at universities, colleges, and conferences across the country about his investigations, and has appeared on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Learning Channel, CBC, BBC, CNN, and others. Radford has appeared in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, andLadies’ Home Journal.

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$15 for CFI Student Members
$25 for Non-Members

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