Yuriy Yefremov discusses attempts to severely reduce state funding for
science and education and points out
the inconsistency of President Putin's words and deeds. The article compares the
American government's approach to the underfunding of science and education.
About the Russian X-ray Girl
The reaction of a skeptical Russian scientist to claims that Natasha Demkina, AKA
"the X-Ray Girl", can actually not
only see people's internal organs but make medical diagnoses despite the fact that
she has no medical education and indeed often does not even know the correct names
for the organs of the body!
Why are There so Many Organized Humanists in the Netherlands?
A conversation between members of the St. Petersburg branch of the
Russian Humanist Society
and Rob Buitenweg, a guest from the Netherlands, are presented.
Academician Yevgeniy Aleksandrov surveys the growth of
pseudoscience in Russia
from the late Soviet period to the present and the changing
methods of pseudoscientists and swindlers.
Why is Pseudoscience Dangerous?
Prof. Eh. P. Kruglyakov describes the impact and influence of
pseudoscience on the Russian
government and society and shows why it is dangerous.
The Problems of the Expansion of Pseudoscience
"Pseudoscience has attended science since
the latter appeared and is showing no tendency toward fading away. Of course, one
cannot talk about any sort of prohibitions in the area of convictions in a
democratic society. No one can stop a citizen of a free country in his desire to
be deceived by prophets or pseudo-healers (although in the latter case government
oversight is necessary all the same). But no one has the right to take its money
to pay for knowingly senseless projects. The Russian Academy of Sciences has taken
these same positions". (Ye. B. Aleksandrov)