Jim Lippard

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James Joseph Lippard (born 1965) is an American skeptic and activist freethinker who has written and spoken widely.[1]

Lippard works for Global Crossing as its head of information security.[2][3]

He founded the Phoenix Skeptics in 1985 and was its executive director until 1988, and edited The Arizona Skeptic from 1991-1993. He is the former president (2003-2005) of the Internet Infidels and former webmaster for the Skeptics Society (1994 to 1997).

Lippard is the author of The Fabulous Prophecies of the Messiah on the Secular Web,[4] and a contributor to Ed Babinski's Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists,[5] to Joe Nickell's Psychic Sleuths: ESP and Sensational Cases,[6] Gordon Stein's Encyclopedia of the Paranormal,[7] and to Skeptic magazine[8] and Reports of the National Center for Science Education.[9]


  1. ^ "Lippard's Publications and Appearances". Jim Lippard. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  2. ^ "James Joseph Lippard". Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  3. ^ Marsan, Carolyn Duffy (October 28, 2002). "DDoS attack highlights 'Net problems". Network World 19 (43) (IDG). p. 12. Retrieved August 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Fabulous Prophecies of the Messiah". Infidels.org. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  5. ^ Ed Babinski. "Leaving the Fold and Young Earth Creationism". Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  6. ^ Joe Nickell. "Psychic Sleuths: ESP and Sensational Cases". Prometheus Books. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  7. ^ Gordon Stein (1996). The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal. New York: Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-57392-021-5. 
  8. ^ "Scientology v. the Internet: Free Speech and Copyright on the Information Superhighway". Skeptic (Skeptics Society) 3 (3): 35–41. 1995. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  9. ^ "Jim Lippard homepage". Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

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