Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oct 20 - Understanding Paranormal Belief in the 21st Century

Saturday, October 20, 2 - 4 pm (Note changed date) (Flyer)
Beamed Aboard a UFO by a Psychic Sasquatch ...
Understanding Paranormal Belief in the 21st Century
Rick Wood, host of (Curious Paranormal Radio)
Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD (near Metro)

Rick Wood will share his experience
over the course of seven years hosting a skeptical paranormal talk show that has had many guests who have harbored very odd beliefs. Most are not "crazy" and some have held extraordinarily demanding positions, including a combat surgeon and a fighter pilot.

What makes these folks tick? Wood will provide some answers and also do some demonstrations of cold reading and dowsing.

Rick Wood is host of Audiomartini ("Curious Paranormal Radio" at which deals with claims of the paranormal from a skeptic's viewpoint. Wood hosts debates as well as individual interviews, with no call-ins, allowing for in-depth discussions. The focus is on a fair and cordial exchange of information, even with those with whom he disagrees. Recent guests have included Rep. Bob Filner (D-51-CA), the only historian of science in the U.S. Congress, and science journalist Chris Mooney, author of “The Republican War on Science.” Wood also hosted a debate on Intelligent Design between Michael Shermer, executive director of the Skeptic Society and William Dembski, senior fellow of the Discovery Institute.