Taner Edis

Taner Edis, professor of physics, has been elected as a new Fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). The mission of CSI is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims. Fellows of CSI, chosen for their outstanding contributions to science and skepticism, serve as ambassadors of science and skepticism.

Edis has been teaching the “Weird Science” JINS course at Truman, helping students examine claims at the fringes of science such as psychic powers, aliens, Bigfoot and creationism. His latest book “Weirdness! What Fake Science and the Paranormal Tell Us about the Nature of Science” was published in November 2021 and is based on his JINS course.

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