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Further Proof that Psychology is Not a Mature Science

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From The Skeptic’s Dictionary:

Psi researcher Daryl Bem (he of Bem and Honorton fame) has had a paper on precognition accepted by a peer-reviewed publication of the American Psychological Association: the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He’s titled his paper “Feeling the Future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect.” Anomalous retroactive influence is psiency talk for precognition. (Psiency is snarky talk for psi jargon.)

That’s right – a journal published by the American Psychological Association is publishing a paper suggesting that precognition is real.

But we should totally trust what they have to say about suicide:

Suicide is the act of killing yourself, most often as a result of depression or other mental illness.

Sigh.

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Written by Sister Y

November 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm