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.

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