Marcello Truzzi

Sociologist, Author

1935 – 2003

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Who was Marcello Truzzi?

Marcello Truzzi was a professor of sociology at New College of Florida and later at Eastern Michigan University, founding co-chairman of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, a founder of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and director for the Center for Scientific Anomalies Research.

Truzzi was an investigator of various protosciences and pseudosciences and, as fellow CSICOP cofounder Paul Kurtz dubbed him "the skeptic's skeptic". He is credited with originating the oft-used phrase "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."

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Born
Sep 6, 1935
Copenhagen
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Cornell University
Employment
  • Eastern Michigan University
Died
Feb 2, 2003
Ann Arbor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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