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September 28, 1987 | A. R. HIBBS, Hibbs is active in Southern California Skeptics, a group that investigates scientific claims
Some time ago some friends of mine and I assembled in a shipping area behind the shops of a marine equipment manufacturer in Costa Mesa. We were there at the request of an attorney who represented not only that manufacturer, but also a number of his friends, all considering investing in an Energy Augmenter. The attorney, more skeptical than the potential investors, had persuaded her clients to proceed with caution.
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September 28, 1987 | A. R. HIBBS, Hibbs is active in Southern California Skeptics, a group that investigates scientific claims
Some time ago some friends of mine and I assembled in a shipping area behind the shops of a marine equipment manufacturer in Costa Mesa. We were there at the request of an attorney who represented not only that manufacturer, but also a number of his friends, all considering investing in an Energy Augmenter. The attorney, more skeptical than the potential investors, had persuaded her clients to proceed with caution.
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January 24, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It's a virtuoso performance. Joe Nickell, tweedy, professorial, supremely self-confident, in front of a Caltech lecture audience, is disparaging the renowned Shroud of Turin as a fraud. He quotes from the Gospels. He throws out scientific citations. He theorizes with crushing conviction. He marches through a provocative slide show, ending with a shot of the shroud's now-famous bearded visage. The purported face of Jesus winks. Nickell is implacable.
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January 24, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It's a virtuoso performance. Joe Nickell, tweedy, professorial, supremely self-confident, in front of a Caltech lecture audience, is disparaging the renowned Shroud of Turin as a fraud. He quotes from the Gospels. He throws out scientific citations. He theorizes with crushing conviction. He marches through a provocative slide show, ending with a shot of the shroud's now-famous bearded visage. The purported face of Jesus winks. Nickell is implacable.
OPINION
May 5, 1985
There was a full moon one night last week, an event that some otherwise sensible people believe makes the crime rate go up. But there is no basis in fact to support that view, which is made clear in an article in the current issue of the Skeptical Inquirer, the quarterly journal of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. For the last eight years the committee, based in Buffalo, N.Y.
MAGAZINE
July 25, 1999
Southern California is arguably the most powerful incubator of both rational and irrational thought on the planet. What do those on the scientific side see as the sappiest stuff to touch down of late? MATT CHERRY, executive director of Los Angeles' Center for Inquiry-West (a branch of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal), polled readers of that organization's Skeptical Inquirer magazine.
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January 4, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It's a virtuoso performance. Joe Nickell, tweedy, professorial, supremely self-confident, in front of a Caltech lecture audience, is disparaging the renowned Shroud of Turin as a fraud. He quotes from the Gospels. He throws out scientific citations. He theorizes with crushing conviction. He marches through a provocative slide show, ending with a shot of the shroud's now-famous bearded visage. The purported face of Jesus winks. Nickell is implacable.
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January 8, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It's a virtuoso performance. Joe Nickell, tweedy, professorial, supremely self-confident, in front of a Caltech lecture audience, is disparaging the renowned Shroud of Turin as a fraud. He quotes from the Gospels. He throws out scientific citations. He theorizes with crushing conviction. He marches through a provocative slide show, ending with a shot of the shroud's now-famous bearded visage. The purported face of Jesus winks. Nickell is implacable.
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November 7, 1988 | NONA YATES
The American Diabetes Assn. estimates there are more than 2,000 people under the age of 21 in Los Angeles County who have diabetes. During the last year, the association has attempted to locate and develop a registry of these young people. To mark the first year's efforts, and as part of the observance of November as National Diabetes Month, on Nov. 19 there will be a day-long program for diabetic youngsters and their families at the California Museum of Science and Industry.
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October 10, 1988 | NONA YATES
Discover sea anemones, sea urchins and perhaps a small octopus in a series of tide pool explorations sponsored by the Cabrillo Marine Museum in San Pedro. Naturalists will guide visitors in finding and identifying these fascinating tide pool animals on weekend outings during low tide, now through Dec. 4. The next tour is planned for Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. Call (213) 548-7563.
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November 6, 1989 | Nona Yates
The recent devastating earthquake in San Francisco has made many Southern California residents more aware of the necessity of earthquake preparedness. "Living With Our Faults," an earthquake preparedness demonstration and informational slide show at the California Museum of Science and Industry can help teach people what to do in the event of a major quake. Visitors to the museum can also learn about the geology of earthquakes, where the major fault lines are, why and how quakes happen.
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April 23, 1990 | NONA YATES
The phrase for the Decade of the Environment may turn out to be, "Think globally, act locally." Now that the anniversary of Earth Day has passed, opportunities abound to "act locally." On a regional level, interested volunteers can help reclaim the environment by assisting in the Nature Conservancy's reforestation project at the Kern River Preserve near Lake Isabella.
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