Jim Lippard

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James Joseph Lippard (born 1965) is an American skeptic and activist freethinker.[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. Archived from the original on 2009-05-26. 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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