Good work fighting frauds and irrationality – Letters to the Editor
In 1988 I was researching for a technical report in a university library when I happened to see several issues of a magazine called SKEPTICAL INQUIRER on a bottom shelf. I sat down right there on the floor to read a few and became instantly hooked. Thanks to your magazine, I have had hundreds of hours of enjoyable and thought-provoking reading in the years since.
As an engineer, I like the technical style of many of the articles, but I found the essay “Never a Dull Moment” by Barry Karr in the November/December 2001 issue worth writing to you about. His personal sadness at witnessing the disappointment of the parents of the handicapped baby who was not cured by Peter Popoff and the guilt of the lady in the wheelchair who believes a lack of faith keeps her in poor condition are similar to the reasons behind my support of your cause. It bothers me a great deal that certain individuals or groups make a shameful living by taking advantage of good people who are emotionally troubled.
I am glad CSICOP has the resources to help end the activities of frauds. Judging by the increasing belief in the irrational, your work cannot be getting easier. My point is that I hope all of you maintain the same desire as Mr. Karr. Please keep up the good work.
Jason L Kekic
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