Hello, this is Robert Sheaffer. I'm an author, a free-lance writer, and skeptical investigator of all manner of bogus claims. In real life, I have been working as a data communications engineer in the Silicon Valley, although I'm now living near San Diego. I have been a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI - formerly CSICOP ) - since 1977. I have been a regular contributor and columnist for their magazine, The Skeptical Inquirer, since its second issue of publication (Spring/Summer, 1977). I have also been a member of Mensa for over twenty years.
I'm an equal-opportunity debunker, refuting whatever nonsense, in my judgment, stands in the greatest need of refuting, no matter from what source it may come, no matter how privileged, esteemed, or sacrosanct. Sacred cows, after all, make the best hamburger. As H. L. Mencken wrote in Prejudices (Fourth Series),
The liberation of the human mind has never been furthered by such learned dunderheads [priests and pedants]; it has been furthered by gay fellows who heaved dead cats into sanctuaries and then went roistering down the highways of the world, proving to all men that doubt, after all, was safe -- that the god in the sanctuary was finite in his power, and hence a fraud. One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent."
My Books, which can be ordered directly from using links from this site, plus other published writings.
Skeptical Information on UFOs - One of my areas of specialization.
Exposing Feminist Ms-Information.
Refuting Creationism, Revisionism, and other Right-Wing Falsehoods, Distortions, and Superstitions.
Conspiracies! - find out how they have secretly been plotting against you! (Of course, "they" can be any group you don't like).
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Robert has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows (most recently on "UFO Hot Spots" on the History Channel), and is available to lecture on the above subjects to your college or other organization.
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