Episode #646

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Today we know the organization as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. However, back in 1976 the originally suggested name for the organization was, The Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal and Other Phenomena.

  • Item #2 Fiction

    Carl Sagan famously suggested that one of the founding principles of the organization (CSI) is, ‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.’

  • Item #3 Science

    In 1989 multiple libel law suits against CSICOP were initiated, seeking a total of 53 million dollars in damages.

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker.’ - Abraham von Helsing