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Cooper on Rationalwiki and Wikipedia[edit]

In this interview [1], Cooper describes his experience on Wikipedia and Rationalwiki and refers to them as "bastards" (skip to around 45 minutes in). He claims he tried to edit his page (so user Carter82 was him). He says he takes issue with his paranormal research being linked to pseudoscience. He defends the discredited ESP experiments of J. B. Rhine and is a fan of Rupert Sheldrake. It is a long interview nearly 2 hours. If anyone wants to expand the article based on this interview that would be useful as it is a good source of information. DangerZone (talk) 01:47, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi DangerZone, I was alerted to this page by my colleagues a few weeks ago following their attempts to make edits. Your feedback makes interesting reading. I believe you are not happy with my biography and work in thanatology? I have just looked at my profile and it is rediculous. Someone has been very selective and one sided. How dishonest and misleading for readers. But I don’t expect anything less. You fail to mention I’m a fan of Richard Dawkins also, why only Rupert Sheldrake? Odd. You know the best source of information would be to talk to me. Although, from what I’ve seen things may get twisted out of context. Another useful thing might be to delete the profile. --Cal (talk) 10:13, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Cal Cooper is a known pseudoscience promoter who has written books embracing psychics and telephone calls with the dead. I do not see any science he has done. He also was nearly blocked on Wikipedia for repeatedly trying to claim parapsychology is a science on an account called "Paranormal Hope" [2]. I discovered this because it appears he tried to create an article on Wikipedia about himself but it was deleted. The guy is obviously looking to promote himself.
The article DangerZone wrote about Cooper seems more than fair here at Rationalwiki because it is sourced to his own words. Also you could be Cooper but right now there is no solid proof you are Cal Cooper, are you actually him or just a friend of his? In the interview he said he has tried to fix his article already, the only other account that edited was Carter82, so is that you as well? It is not recommended that people edit their own articles or use multiple accounts on the same article to do the same thing. I will message DangerZone and see what he thinks. Anti-Fascist for life (talk) 12:42, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
You are more than welcome to telephone me or email me directly at Callum.cooper@northampton.ac.uk. Hannah Carter was entitled to make corrected edits before my knowledge of the page existed. It is misleading, and as far as I am concerned, defamatory. If you want to see any of the research I have conducted, you need only ask for the reference/paper. All universities teach to the same standard of scienctific methodology. I am a psychologist and thanatologist first and foremost. Please be respectful, or try. --Cal (talk) 15:26, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
P.s. I am not interested in Wikipedia’s ‘promotion’. I would far sooner not have a profile on here pretending to know anything about me.--Cal (talk) 15:28, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
@Cal This site is not wikipedia. Comrade GC (talk) 15:34, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Comrade GC, Wikipedia or ‘Rationalwiki’... I’m not interested in the ‘promotion’.--Cal (talk) 16:08, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

@ Cal, this website is to document and refute pseudoscience, religious fundamentalism and other irrational beliefs; the stuff you write about the paranormal is crazy and fits the definition of pseudoscience. If you don't want people criticising you, stop believing in delusions, lunacy and fantasy: "Telephone Calls from the Dead" is one of the most stupidest things I've heard of.Dr. Witt (talk) 16:12, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Cal seems to be confusing Rationalwiki with Wikipedia. He has used Wikipedia before, so I am not sure why he confuses this website with that one. As for his publications [3]. He has published in Christian Parapsychologist, Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, Paranormal Review, The Science and Struggle of Psi Research. Paranthropology, Australian Journal of Parapsychology and Journal of Parapsychology. These are extreme pseudoscience and woo publications. Not scientific peer-reviewed journals. Anti-Fascist for life (talk) 16:31, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

More acceptable version[edit]

Callum E. Cooper (best known as Cal Cooper) is a British parapsychologist, psychologist and author known for his research into telephone calls and their supposed relationship with the paranormal.[1][2]

Cooper takes issue with his research being categorized as pseudoscience and describes himself as a "science promoter".

The other version with creation scientist in the lead was unacceptable. H4 (talk) 14:48, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

He's a crank, if he doesn't like that then that's too bad. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 14:51, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Ok, you were the person who wants that false information about 'creation science' in the lead. It is false information. If this goes to court you will be in trouble GrammarCommie. H4 (talk) 14:52, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
See my edit here Dangers (talk) 15:07, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Cooper takes issue with his views on the paranormal being categorized as pseudoscience, despite being precisely that, and describes himself as a "science promoter" similar to how creationists label themselves "creation scientists". The page doesn't say he is a creation scientist. The point is that they're both misnomers. Where's the false information?
"I originally wrote this article on another account." DangerZone, the article's creator, described him as a "pseudoscience promoter".
"I am well aware Cooper's work is pseudoscientific". I'm not sure if @H4, @Dangers and @DangerZone are the same person. Assuming they are, then why did you change "pseudoscientist" to "author"? CowHouse (talk) 04:06, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Its someone deceptively impersonating dangerzone on sockpuppets to try to change the article, could be callum cooper or Rome Viharo (since the latter has an article complaining about cooper's RW article on his website).Pringles (talk) 16:51, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Also, Viharo has a history of these impersonations.Pringles (talk) 16:54, 8 February 2018 (UTC)