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The Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land (REALL) is a non-profit educational and scientific organization. It is dedicated to the development of rational thinking and the application of the scientific method toward claims of the paranormal and fringe-science phenomena.
REALL shall conduct research, convene meetings, publish a newsletter, and disseminate information to its members and the general public. Its primary geographic region of coverage is central Illinois.
REALL subscribes to the premise that the scientific method is the most reliable and self-correcting system for obtaining knowledge about the world and universe. REALL not not reject paranormal claims on a priori grounds, but rather is committed to objective, though critical, inquiry.
The REALL News is its official newsletter.
Membership information is provided elsewhere in this newsletter.
Board of Directors: Chairman, David Bloomberg; Assistant Chairman, Prof. Ron Larkin; Secretary-Treasurer, Wally Hartshorn; Newsletter Editor, Bob Ladendorf; At-Large Members, Prof. Steve Egger, Kevin Brown, and Frank Mazo.
Editorial Board: Bob Ladendorf (Newsletter Editor), David Bloomberg, (one vacancy).REALL
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The views expressed in these articles are the views of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the views of REALL.
REALL would like to thank our patron members. Through their extra generosity, REALL is able to continue to grow as a force for critical thinking in Central Illinois. Patron members are those giving $50 or more. To become a patron of REALL, please see the membership form. Patron members are:
|David Bloomberg, Springfield||William T. Kabisch, Springfield|
|David Brown, Danville||Bob Ladendorf, Springfield|
|Alan Burge, D.D.S., Morton||John Lockard, Jr., Urbana|
|David Gehrig, Springfield||Bill Mellon, Valparaiso, Indiana|
|Charles Hanson, Springfield||Doug Smith, Springfield|
|Wally Hartshorn, Springfield||Edward Staehlin, Park Forest|