In MemoriamJuly 2011 - July 2012
Robert Ader        1932 - 2011Psychoneuroimmunology &     placebo research
Bill Broderick   1931 - 2011    Humanist
Text    Rob Buckman            1948 - 2011Oncologist, comedian and Humanist
Sir Paul    Callaghan        1947 – 2012Physicist; tested alternativetherapy on his own cancer,   found "absolutely no   e...
Text            Frank Cioffi                  1928 - 2012Philosopher, researched pseudoscience of Freud
Norman Edmund   1916 - 2012Edmund Scientific &  Edmund Optics
Text Hilary Evans       1929 - 2011Forteana & UFO researcher
Joe Fox, Jr.  1959 - 2012   Humanist
TextChristopher Hitchens             1949 - 2011 Author, journalist, raconteur, atheist
Brian Isbell     1975 - 2012JREF Forum - "BrianSI"
PeterJohansson     1978 - 2012JREF Forum - "Curnir"
Ajita Kamal    1978 - 2011Founder of Nirmukta
TextLynn Margulis     1938 - 2011 Evolutionary biologist
Ulric Neisser       1928 - 2012Cognitive psychology, False   Memory Syndrome        Foundation
Steve Randak    1945 - 2011  Biology teacher
TextF. Sherwood Rowland             1927 - 2012Discovered CFC/ozone layer connection
Dharmapala Senaratne     1944 - 2011 President, Sri LankanRationalist Association
Niall Shanks        1959 - 2011         Philosopher   "God, the Devil, and  Darwin: A Critique ofIntelligent Design Theory"
Phillip V.  Tobias    1925 - 2012Paleoanthropologist
Jeffrey A. Wenning       1952 - 2012JREF Forum - "Mr. Skinny"
TextWinstone Zulu    1964 - 2011    AIDS activist
Passages of Note  July 2011 - July 2012
Billie  Bainbridge       2007 - 2012Patient of Burzynski Clinic
Phyllis  Benjamin       ? - 2012President, International Fortean Organization        (INFO)
Al Berry        1941 - 2012"Sierra sounds" of Bigfoot
Al Bielek      1927 - 2011Claimed to be Philadelphia   Experiment survivor
Text           Joe Cooper                1924 - 2011Debunker of Cottingley, remained a believer of             other pheno...
William R. Corliss     1926 - 2011Physicist, wrote aboutanomalous phenomena
Richard T.   Crowe      1948 - 2012     Ghost hunter"Ghost Tours of Chicago"
Sahar Dimus      1969 - 2011Orang pendek tracker and      tiger shaman
Robert Ettinger    1918 - 2011Father of "cryonics"
Lucius Farish     1937 - 2012UFO Newsclipping Service
Paddy     Freaney       1939 - 2012Claimed to have seen a live           moa
Linda  Georgian      1945 - 2012Psychic Friends Network
Robert     Girard      1942 - 2011Cryptozoology & Forteana       bookseller
Charles E.Hickson Sr.     1931 - 2011Claimed alien abduction
Budd    Hopkins      1931 - 2011Promoted UFO abductions
Text     Steve Jobs         1955 - 2011Victim of alternative medicine?
TextMarie Kolasinski     1921 - 2012     Cult leader
Don Lapre    1964 - 2011“King of Infomercials”
Christopher  Logue   1926 - 2011  Fortean fiction
Sir SimonMarsden   1948 - 2012Ghost photographer
Brian  OLeary     1940 - 2011  Former astronaut, espoused alternativeenergy & Face on Mars
TextMaria Papagiannidou        1965 - 2012   Journalist, HIV denialist
Bert Potter  1925 - 2012  Cult founder
TextWilliam Graham Ritchie               1943 - 2011Fortean researcher aka W. Ritchie Benedict
William G.   Roll   1926 - 2012 Parapsychologist
Earl Rose        1927 - 2012Dallas coroner not allowed      to examine JFK
Text      Theodore Roszak               1933 – 2011Neo-Luddite who coined term "counterculture"
R.W.Schambach     1926 - 2012Evangelist & faith healer
HelmutSchmidt  1928 - 2011Parapsychologist
David   Servan-  Schreiber      1961 - 2011Physician who espoused   alternative cancer       treatments.      “Anticancer”
Jean-Gaston  Tremblay        1928 - 2011Cult leader known as Pope       Gregory XVII
Text      Joan Wood            1944 - 2011Medical examiner in Lisa McPherson         (Scientology) case
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Every year the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) presents The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM) in Las Vegas, about science, skepticism and critical thinking. This In Memoriam reel ran July 13 and July 14 at TAM2012 to take note of people relating to skepticism who have died in the past 12 months. http://randi.org

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  1. 1. In MemoriamJuly 2011 - July 2012
  2. 2. Robert Ader 1932 - 2011Psychoneuroimmunology & placebo research
  3. 3. Bill Broderick 1931 - 2011 Humanist
  4. 4. Text Rob Buckman 1948 - 2011Oncologist, comedian and Humanist
  5. 5. Sir Paul Callaghan 1947 – 2012Physicist; tested alternativetherapy on his own cancer, found "absolutely no evidence" it worked
  6. 6. Text Frank Cioffi 1928 - 2012Philosopher, researched pseudoscience of Freud
  7. 7. Norman Edmund 1916 - 2012Edmund Scientific & Edmund Optics
  8. 8. Text Hilary Evans 1929 - 2011Forteana & UFO researcher
  9. 9. Joe Fox, Jr. 1959 - 2012 Humanist
  10. 10. TextChristopher Hitchens 1949 - 2011 Author, journalist, raconteur, atheist
  11. 11. Brian Isbell 1975 - 2012JREF Forum - "BrianSI"
  12. 12. PeterJohansson 1978 - 2012JREF Forum - "Curnir"
  13. 13. Ajita Kamal 1978 - 2011Founder of Nirmukta
  14. 14. TextLynn Margulis 1938 - 2011 Evolutionary biologist
  15. 15. Ulric Neisser 1928 - 2012Cognitive psychology, False Memory Syndrome Foundation
  16. 16. Steve Randak 1945 - 2011 Biology teacher
  17. 17. TextF. Sherwood Rowland 1927 - 2012Discovered CFC/ozone layer connection
  18. 18. Dharmapala Senaratne 1944 - 2011 President, Sri LankanRationalist Association
  19. 19. Niall Shanks 1959 - 2011 Philosopher "God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique ofIntelligent Design Theory"
  20. 20. Phillip V. Tobias 1925 - 2012Paleoanthropologist
  21. 21. Jeffrey A. Wenning 1952 - 2012JREF Forum - "Mr. Skinny"
  22. 22. TextWinstone Zulu 1964 - 2011 AIDS activist
  23. 23. Passages of Note July 2011 - July 2012
  24. 24. Billie Bainbridge 2007 - 2012Patient of Burzynski Clinic
  25. 25. Phyllis Benjamin ? - 2012President, International Fortean Organization (INFO)
  26. 26. Al Berry 1941 - 2012"Sierra sounds" of Bigfoot
  27. 27. Al Bielek 1927 - 2011Claimed to be Philadelphia Experiment survivor
  28. 28. Text Joe Cooper 1924 - 2011Debunker of Cottingley, remained a believer of other phenomena
  29. 29. William R. Corliss 1926 - 2011Physicist, wrote aboutanomalous phenomena
  30. 30. Richard T. Crowe 1948 - 2012 Ghost hunter"Ghost Tours of Chicago"
  31. 31. Sahar Dimus 1969 - 2011Orang pendek tracker and tiger shaman
  32. 32. Robert Ettinger 1918 - 2011Father of "cryonics"
  33. 33. Lucius Farish 1937 - 2012UFO Newsclipping Service
  34. 34. Paddy Freaney 1939 - 2012Claimed to have seen a live moa
  35. 35. Linda Georgian 1945 - 2012Psychic Friends Network
  36. 36. Robert Girard 1942 - 2011Cryptozoology & Forteana bookseller
  37. 37. Charles E.Hickson Sr. 1931 - 2011Claimed alien abduction
  38. 38. Budd Hopkins 1931 - 2011Promoted UFO abductions
  39. 39. Text Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011Victim of alternative medicine?
  40. 40. TextMarie Kolasinski 1921 - 2012 Cult leader
  41. 41. Don Lapre 1964 - 2011“King of Infomercials”
  42. 42. Christopher Logue 1926 - 2011 Fortean fiction
  43. 43. Sir SimonMarsden 1948 - 2012Ghost photographer
  44. 44. Brian OLeary 1940 - 2011 Former astronaut, espoused alternativeenergy & Face on Mars
  45. 45. TextMaria Papagiannidou 1965 - 2012 Journalist, HIV denialist
  46. 46. Bert Potter 1925 - 2012 Cult founder
  47. 47. TextWilliam Graham Ritchie 1943 - 2011Fortean researcher aka W. Ritchie Benedict
  48. 48. William G. Roll 1926 - 2012 Parapsychologist
  49. 49. Earl Rose 1927 - 2012Dallas coroner not allowed to examine JFK
  50. 50. Text Theodore Roszak 1933 – 2011Neo-Luddite who coined term "counterculture"
  51. 51. R.W.Schambach 1926 - 2012Evangelist & faith healer
  52. 52. HelmutSchmidt 1928 - 2011Parapsychologist
  53. 53. David Servan- Schreiber 1961 - 2011Physician who espoused alternative cancer treatments. “Anticancer”
  54. 54. Jean-Gaston Tremblay 1928 - 2011Cult leader known as Pope Gregory XVII
  55. 55. Text Joan Wood 1944 - 2011Medical examiner in Lisa McPherson (Scientology) case

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