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Sun, Apr. 1st, 2012, 11:06 am
essentialsaltes: 2012 Pigasus Awards

The 2012 Pigasus Awards have been announced (as always, on April 1st). These awards are given by the JREF to (un)deserving efforts in the various fields of flim-flammery. For those who (like me) prefer to read rather than watch video, I give you the awards...

To the scientist who said or did the silliest thing relating to parapsychology in the preceding twelve months: Daryl Bem, for his recent work on the mind's ability to precognitively detect pornography.

To the funding organization that supports the most useless parapsychological study during the year: Syracuse University, for its continued support of Facilitated Communication.

To the media outlet that reported as fact the most outrageous paranormal claim: The Learning [sic] Channel, for several offenses, including...

To the "psychic" performer who fools the greatest number of people with the least effort in that twelve-month period: The Long Island Medium

The occasional Award for Refusal to Face Reality goes to James van Praagh.