Stranger Fruit

John Maddox, dead at 84

PZ is reporting that John Maddox – former editor of Nature – has died at the age of 84. Like PZ, I remember him for his review of Rupert Sheldrake‘s New Age garbage (“morphic resonance” *shudder*). As commentators over at Pharyngula also note, he was responsible for bringing James Randi on board to study the bogus claims of Jacques Benveniste.

The skeptical community has lost a good friend.