Condolences to Lindsay Beyerstein

Please take a moment to head over to Majikthise and pay your respects to Lindsay, whose father, Barry L. Beyerstein, died yesterday.

Dr. Beyerstein was a prominent skeptic and very active in the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He also served as chair of the Society of B. C. Skeptics, not to mention being a member of the Executive Council of CSI and serving on the editorial board of The Skeptical Inquirer.

He was only 60 years old.

Many moons ago Lindsay suggested to me in an e-mail that I get in contact with her father to become involved in the Commission for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health, perhaps helping with its journal, The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine. It’s something I had been meaning to do for months, but, as is often the case in life, never got around to bother with, consumed as I was with my research, writing grants and papers, and blogging. Although I can still volunteer to be part of CSMMH, now I would have to do it now without the honor of meeting Dr. Beyerstein. I missed my chance.

My condolences go out to Lindsay.