A Skeptical Approach to Parapsychology
with Loyd Auerbach, MS & Kenneth Biddle



This 8 week course from the Rhine Education Center may be taken as an adult education course or it may be taken for a grade and applied towards a certificate program from the Rhine. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Tuesday nights from October 12th - November 30th, 8pm - 10:30pm, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and interact with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


Course Syllabus


Course Description


Every good scientist recognizes the importance of taking a skeptical perspective to research and study results. From examinations of early spiritualists to recent psi challenges, skeptics have played an active role in the progress of parapsychology and our understanding of psi phenomena.

This course will discuss parapsychology from a skeptical perspective including an evaluation of how skeptics have helped and hindered the progress of the science. Important concepts of critical thinking will be introduced, including how true skeptical thinking has been a part of the parapsychological process both in and out of the lab.

This course will also look at popular misunderstandings and misconceptions about psi phenomena, the onset of pseudo-skepticism, and the role of true skepticism in scientific investigations.


When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine Members)


Course Syllabus