Yeah, that's right. En-psi-clopedia. See what I did there?
It's my way of introducing the new online Psi Encyclopedia created by the Society for Psychical Research. Screenshot of the homepage:
Click on a topic, such as "Mediums & Psychics," and you get a list of articles:
Choose a story, and you get a treatment of surprising depth:
The article on Palladino is balanced, reporting her apparently genuine phenomena as well as her willingness to cheat:
Though still a work in progress, the online Psi Encyclopedia promises to be an invaluable alternative to the often deliberately slanted coverage of psi in Wikipedia, where self-styled "guerrilla skeptics" have run amok, deleting any pro-psi citations. ("Why?" they ask. "Because evidence is cool." Sure ... that's why.)
Thanks to Robbie for sending me a heads-up on the encyclopedia.
Incidentally, the SPR has also revamped its website.