RationalWiki's 2019 Fundraiser

There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff – we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.

If everyone who saw this today donated $5, we would meet our goal for 2019.

Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with PayPal Logo.png!

Donations so far: $6000Goal: $6000

Gary Schwartz

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Putting the psycho in
Parapsychology
Icon psychic.svg
Men who stare at goats
By the powers of tinfoil

Gary E. Schwartz is a medium and professor of psychology at the University of Arizona and the Director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He is also a parapsychologist.

Biography[edit]

He received a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1971 and was an assistant professor at Harvard for five years. He later served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, was director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic, before moving to Arizona in 1988. He works at the Center for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Science at the University of Arizona, which he directed for four years.[1]

Criticism[edit]

Schwartz is well known for his book The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death (2003), cowritten with William Simon and Deepak Chopra. The experiments described in the book have received criticism from the scientific community for being inadequately designed and using poor controls.[2]

Allegations of Fraud[edit]

Schwartz claims to be a medium. In one case he claimed to contact the spirit of a 25-year old man in the bathroom of his parents' house and it was alleged he attempted to charge the family 3.5 million dollars for his mediumship services. The allegations were featured on Fox News.[3]

References[edit]