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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 ...

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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    • 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 evidence" it worked
    • 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 phenomena
    • 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