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  • "Intelligence Analysis: Skills and Competencies of Individuals, Teams, and Organizations," FS-ISAC Member Meeting, Phoenix, September 13, 2016.
  • Moderator for "How Should Philosophy of Science Inform Rational Skepticism: A Panel Discussion," featuring Jim Baggott, Taner Edis, and Massimo Pigliucci, The Amazing Meeting #13, July 19, 2015 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • "The Decline and (Probable) Fall of the Church of Scientology, Humanist Association of San Diego, Joyce Beers Community Center, San Diego, April 21, 2013 6:30 p.m. (About 30 in attendance.)
  • "A superficial introduction to HPS & STS for skeptics," SkeptiCamp Phoenix 2013, Barrett Honors College, ASU, January 26, 2013.
  • Talk on Scientology, New Orleans Secular Humanist Association, December 7, 2012, 6 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, New Orleans, LA.
  • Talk on Scientology, Triangle Skeptics, December 3, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at Blinco's Sports Bar, Raleigh, NC.
  • Talk on Scientology, Phoenix Skeptics in the Pub, November 15, 2012, 7 p.m. at Boulders on Broadway, Tempe, AZ. (About 50 in attendance, including a former Sea Org executive who just left Scientology this year.)
  • Talk on Scientology, Freethought Society of the Midlands/Science and Religion meetup, November 8, 2012, 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia, Columbia, SC. (About 14 in attendance.)
  • Talk on Scientology, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Valley of the Sun chapter, October 28, 2012, 9:30 a.m., at Home Town Buffet, Scottsdale. (About 60 in attendance.)
  • Talk on Scientology, Skeptics in the Pub/Skeptics Society of St. Louis, September 15, 2012, 7 p.m., upstairs at Llywelyn's Pub, 4747 McPherson Ave., St. Louis. (About 65 in attendance.)
  • Table discussion leader, "Information Security," New York Bankers Association, Technology, Compliance & Risk Management Forum, Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 8, 2012.
  • "Criminals in the Cloud: Past, Present, and Future," SecureWorld Expo Charlotte, Charlotte Convention Center, May 2, 2012. (Local PPTX copy, Slideshare. Each has additional slide/notes not in now-deleted SecureWorld copy.)
  • "Criminals in the Cloud: Past, Present, and Future," SecureWorld Atlanta, Cobb Galleria Centre, April 11, 2012. (Local copy, PPTX copy).
  • Panel speaker, "Mitigating Risks in Cloud Environments," (PDF) Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2012, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, March 28, 2012. (Local copy).
  • "The Decline and (Probable) Fall of the Church of Scientology," Anderson-Read Economics Discussion Group, Phoenix, January 18, 2012.
  • "Colliding with Creationists and Cults on the Internet (and in real life)," Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking (PhACT), CompuCraft, Montgomeryville, PA, June 19, 2010.
  • "Climate skepticism," lecture to Prof. Netra Chhetri's Global Change Class, Arizona State University (PSH 151), April 15, 2010.
  • "Lessons learned from 25 years of battling creationists, Scientologists, and Fundamentalists online," (Keynote format) American Humanist Association conference, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, AZ, June 4, 2009. Also available with audio track on Slideshare.net.
  • "Positive Side-effects of Misinformation," (PowerPoint) SkeptiCamp Phoenix, Arizona State University, March 28, 2009. Also available on Slideshare.net.
  • "Internet Security Threats," Global Crossing IP Summit 2008, April 22, 2008, Phoenix.
  • Talk on skepticism, Phoenix Libertarian Brights meetup group, November 6, 2007, Xtreme Bean Coffee Company, Tempe.
  • Panel speaker, CISO-CSO Panel, ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) Security Symposium, May 22, 2007, Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix.
  • "Botnets," presentation for Diane Barrett's class on network security, University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, July 17, 2006.
  • Panel speaker, Carrier network Security, Massachusetts Network Communications Council (MassNetComms), June 28, 2006 Newton, MA.
  • "A Backbone Provider's Anti-Botnet Strategy," talk for meeting of law enforcement and industry delegates, April 24-26, 2006 Interpol, Lyon, France.
  • "Botnets: An Update," presentation for Phoenix InfraGard Member Alliance, University of Advancing Technology, December 12, 2005.
  • "Defending Against Botnets," (PowerPoint) presentation for ASU Computer Security Week, ASU Polytechnic Campus, November 2, 2005. Also aired on ASUtv on Cox cable (see below). Also available on Slideshare.net.
  • Talk on Global Crossing security organization, Diane Barrett's class on network security and forensics, University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, July 25, 2005.
  • "IP Network Security," presentation at Global Crossing IP Summit, July 13, 2005, Phoenix.
  • "Botnets 101," (PowerPoint) talk for Arizona Telecom and Information Council (ATIC) meeting, Lewis and Roca lawfirm, 16 June 2005. (Local copy.)
  • "Identifying and Investigating Botnets," talk for High-Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), Arizona chapter, 8 June 2005. (This presentation not available to the general public.)
  • "Bots and spam: How we're fighting the blended threat," (PowerPoint) FRnOG (French Network Operators Group) 6, Centre NCI, La Defense Com'Square, Paris, 1 April 2005.
  • "Bots, viruses, and worms: Who's behind the converged threat and how to fight them" (PowerPoint), presentation to InfraGard, Rochester, NY chapter, 27 January 2005 (revised version of 10 January presentation).
  • "Bots, viruses, and worms: Who's behind the converged threat and how to fight them" (PowerPoint), presentation to the Arizona Telecom and Information Council (ATIC) Cyber Security Committee, 10 January 2005.
  • "Crime on the Internet: A Network Service Provider's View," presentation to law enforcement training session at Phoenix FBI HQ, 15 July 2004.
  • "Crime on the Internet: A Network Service Provider's View," presentation to Extropy Institute-Arizona, 5 May 2004.
  • "Crime on the Internet: A Network Service Provider's View" (PowerPoint), presentation to InfraGard, Phoenix chapter, 19 April 2004.
  • "What Skeptics can Learn from Forteans" (PowerPoint), presentation at HalvasonSolvPalooza, December 13, 2003, Las Vegas. Also available on Slideshare.net.
  • "Scientology and the Internet," presentation to Extropy Institute-Arizona, October 2, 2002.
  • "Internet Security," presentation at Global Crossing IP Summit III, January 30-31, 2001, Amsterdam.
  • Some kind of presentation on denial of service attacks around April or May 2000 on the now-defunct Brainbuzz.com. The promo text published on April 24, 2000 said "These types of attacks have crippled major Web sites and have cost companies millions of dollars. The Internet may be the new marketplace of the future, but with the stroke of a key, cyber bandits can seriously disrupt it. How can companies protect themselves from this threat? Jim Lippard will share his knowledge and discuss some of the tools and methods available to combat these problems." This was after the DDoS attacks on Yahoo, when I was Director of Internet Security Operations for GlobalCenter, which was Yahoo's primary hosting provider.
  • with Jeff Jacobsen, "Scientology and the Internet, 1995: A Retrospective" talk to Phoenix Skeptics, January 13, 1996, 12:30 p.m., Jerry's Restaurant.
  • "Scientology and the Internet," talk at Lake Hypatia, Alabama Freethought Association/Freedom from Religion Foundation event, July 1-3, 1995. (I spoke the evening of July 2.)
  • Talk before Arizona Student Atheists, University of Arizona, in rebuttal to John Clayton's "Does God Exist?" lectures the prior week, November 24, 1992.
  • Panel discussion on creationism featuring Bob Dietz, James McGaha, Gary Mechler, Jim Lippard, and Stuart Barr, Tucson Atheists, December 3, 1989.
  • Talk on psychic detectives, Phoenix Skeptics meeting, May 21, 1988.
  • Lecture on Psychic Detectives, Criminal Justice class at ASU, December 1, 1987 (talk became "Psychic Detectives" article for The Phoenix Skeptics News).
  • Talk about the Phoenix Skeptics, Arizona Humanists group, August 2, 1987.
  • Creation/Evolution Debate with Dan Davis of Christian Research Associates at Arizona State University, sponsored by Campus Ambassadors (evolution debater Mike Norton, with assistance from Jim Lippard and Jamie Busch), February 5, 1987.


Radio, Television, Video, Film, and Other Media Appearances

  • Appeared in several security product videos for EarthLink IT Services, 2013 or 2014.
  • Appeared on the Desert AIR podcast Season 2, Episode 9 (MP3), discussing Scientology, 18 March, 2012.
  • Appeared in Global Crossing video, formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU5x-5gVj3w", "What does security really mean?", filmed May 19, 2011, released June 17, 2011.
  • Contributed a segment to "Skeptically Speaking" episode #90 on holiday book shopping guide (on Thomas Kuhn's The Copernican Revolution).
  • Appeared on the ApostAZ (apostaz[.]org)podcast #17 with Matt Schoenley and Shannon Singleton discussing the Arizona Coalition of Reason (and a little on TAM7 and SkeptiCamp Phoenix), August 16, 2009.
  • Appeared as myself in the Alternative Universe independent film "Worst Case Scenario," which had its first public screening on June 18, 2009 at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 theatre. I was incorrectly/fictionally billed as the "FOUNDER OF SKEPTICAMP," rather than the founder of SkeptiCamp Phoenix.
  • Appeared on Phoenix Ch. 3 News for ArizonaCOR billboard, June 6, 2009, saying, "we want people to come out of the closet, not out of the pews." (Wasn't identified by name, though.)
  • Represented ArizonaCOR at a press conference, American Humanist Association conference, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, AZ, June 5, 2009. Filmed by Ch. 3 News. Published remarks on AHA website (RTF format). (local copy)
  • Was filmed for the Arizona Coalition of Reason (ArizonaCOR's) intro video, "A Life, A World, A Future," filmed January 31, 2009, released July 10, 2009.
  • Was a caller/guest on Mark Bunker and Jeff Jacobsen's blogtalkradio show on old-timer critics of Scientology, January 4, 2009, 4-5:30 p.m. MST.
  • Story on Freedom From Religion Foundation billboards in Phoenix, KPNX NBC 12News, August 25, 2008. Interviewed by Melissa Gonzalo. Aired on 6 p.m. news.
  • Story on FFRF billboards in Phoenix (formerly at http://www.abc15.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=cedd0e7c-4177-488e-8b21-64277d369cac), KNXV-TV ABC 15 News, August 25, 2008. Interviewed by Brian Webb. Aired on 5 p.m. news.
  • "Stiff, Spook, and Bonk" (WAV file), "Science and Skepticism" audio segment for the ApostAZ (apostaz[.]org) podcast, episode 006, released August 2, 2008, recorded July 27, 2008.
  • "The Amazing Meeting 6" (WAV file), "Science and Skepticism" audio segment for the ApostAZ (apostaz[.]org) podcast, episode "Apostamini 1," released July 18, 2008, recorded July 6, 2008. My written summary of the TAM6 conference begins here.
  • "Lucy's Knee Joint" (WAV file), "Science and Skepticism" audio segment for the ApostAZ (apostaz[.]org) podcast, episode 004, released June 25, 2008, recorded June 14, 2008. My comments on the episode here.
  • Appear as interviewed subject in "Facing the Fire," Creation Ministries International's 20-year retrospective DVD on the Gish/Plimer debate (recorded April 13, 2008, released July 2008). The video is also on YouTube.
  • Story on ghosts for Halloween, KTVK-TV 3 Phoenix, October 31, 2007, 8 p.m. (recorded October 26), interviewed by Marissa Wingate.
  • Story on weeping Virgin Mary of Guadalupe painting coming to St. Anthony's Church in South Phoenix, KTVK-TV 3 Phoenix, October 26, 2007, 8 p.m., interviewed by Marissa Wingate.
  • "Botnets with Jim Lippard, Part II," Security Catalyst podcast #30, June 3, 2006. (Recorded May 21.) Also at Security Catalyst Blog or via MP3 here.
  • "Botnets with Jim Lippard, Part I," Security Catalyst podcast #29, May 23, 2006. (Recorded May 21.) Also at Security Catalyst Blog or via MP3 here
  • "Defending Against Botnets," presentation for ASU Computer Security Week, ASU Polytechnic Campus, November 2, 2005. Also aired on ASUtv on Cox cable.
  • Story on suing telemarketers, KTVK-TV 3 Phoenix, May 6, 2005, 8 p.m., interviewed by Scott Davis.
  • Mr. February in the 1999 "Studmuffins of Skepticism" calendar.
  • Radio show on Scientology, John Earl and Gerald Larue radio program, KUCI FM (UC Irvine), "The News Gap", December 14, 1998, 1 hour.
  • Appearance on Fox KSAZ 10 news regarding Primenet policies on account cancellation (May or June 1997).
  • TV news interview regarding Communications Decency Act, ABC KNXV 15, February 8, 1996.
  • Appearance on NBC KPNX Channel 12 news regarding pornography on the Internet and how to keep your children from viewing it (1995).
  • Creation/evolution debate with Monty Wyss, KVOI 690 AM (Tucson), June 12 & July 7, 1992. Host Adam Colwell, editor of Tucson's Good News, 1 hour each?.
  • Appearance promoting the Phoenix Skeptics, Preston Westmoreland show, KTAR 620 AM, May? 1988, 1 hour?.
  • Television appearance on ABC KTVK-TV 3 news, December 5, 1987, interviewed at "Focus on You" expo.
  • Radio debate with channeler Lise Hautzinger (along with Jim Lowell vs. Gary Martin), Victoria Jones show, KFYI 910 AM, December 5, 1987, 1 hour.
  • Debate with Janet Lee Mitchell on out-of-body experiences, Tom Leykis show, KFYI 910 AM, October 15, 1987, 1 hour.
  • Atheism debate with James White, KHEP 1280 AM, July 11, 1987, 1 hour.
  • John Giese Show, KFYI 910 AM, promoting Fundamentalism is Nonsense, May 26, 1986, 2 hours.


  • Photograph of Richard Cheese in concert at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, used in Richard Cheese's album, Viva La Vodka: Richard Cheese Live (2009).
  • Photograph of a "Feejee mermaid" at Ye Old Curiosity Shop in Seattle licensed to the Schmap Seattle Guide, August 2008.

Letters to the Editor

Blog Posts (selected)

Blog Comments

Citations, Acknowledgements, and Quotations in Books, Articles, on Websites

The UFO Movie THEY Don't Want You to See (2023)

J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius (2020)

Shatnered (2020)

A Better Life (2015)

  • "Scientology v. the Internet" cited on pp. 80, 92 of Susan Raine, "Surveillance in New Religious Movements: Scientology as a Case Study," Religious Studies and Theology vol. 28, no. 1 (2009), pp. 63-94.
  • Clayton Whitt, "Highlights from the 68th Annual Conference," Free Mind vol. 53, no. 3, Fall 2009, pp. 1-5, refers to my AHA talk on p. 4.
  • An October 16, 2009 comment on a government blog post became an FCC comment filing on cybersecurity (ECFS Filing, Proceeding 09-51.)
  • As of July 12, 2009, I have a Wikipedia entry.
  • Blog and "Trouble in Paradise" cited in "Peace in the Garden," Reports of the National Center for Science Education vol. 29, no. 3, May-June 2009, p. 18.
  • Quoted in Jodie Heisner, "Controversial Valley billboard gets Phoenix talking," ABC News 15 website, June 4, 2009.
  • Clive Hamilton, "Nature will deal with sceptics," Crikey Monday, May 11, 2009, on Ian Plimer, makes reference to my criticism but incorrectly identifies me as a philosophy professor. (Article PDF here.)
  • Referenced in Jeff Wagg & Don Lacey's "Report from Phoenix Skepticamp," James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) Swift blog, 2 April 2009.
  • In the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix newsletter, The Page of Reason, vol. 10, no. 2, February 2009:
    We are sad to report the death of our HSGP member, Chris Heward. Chris fought a brave battle against an aggressive esophageal cancer diagnosed late last year. Chris, who was president of the Kronos Science Laboratory, spoke to HSGP last April, on Anti-Aging Medicine. Our deepest sympathy to his son, Abe, and wife Pam -- both HSGP members. A memorial celebration of Chris' life was held in early January.

    Jim Lippard is planning to put on SkeptiCamp Phoenix 2009 on March 28. He is still looking for additional participants. Check it out at his web site: http://www.barcamp.org/SkeptiCampPhoenix2009.

    Jim and his wife Kat Lippard went to Washington, D.C. for President Obama's inauguration. He says they had a great time, despite the cold and crowds! Check out his blog about the trip at: https://lippard.blogspot.com/2009/01/dc-and-inauguration.html

  • Quoted in Brian Jackson, "Bot blitz expected as cybercrooks change tactics," ITBusiness.ca, January 29, 2009 (interviewed January 27).
  • My January 8, 2007 blog post on "Creationist finances: Some conclusions" cited in p. 139 of Glenn Branch, "Creationism as a Global Phenomenon" in Richard H. Robbins and Mark Nathan Cohen, Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation, 2009, Boston: Pearson Education, pp. 137-209.
  • My wife's name and mine are visible on the plaque for the Institute for Justice's Four Pillars Society at their Arlington, Virginia headquarters, in a photograph on p. 9 of the October 2008 issue of IJ's Liberty & Law (PDF), (local PDF).
  • Pictured in photograph at Gene Healy book event for The Cult of the Presidency at the Goldwater Institute, for the record issue number 3, October 2008, p. 2 (with hand on face).
  • Pictured in photograph of Phoenix FFRF billboard in Doug Erickson, "Irreverent Billboards Fought," Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, September 28, 2008, p. D1.
  • Cited in Michael B. Roberts, Evangelicals and Science, 2008, Greenwood Press, p. 175 (CMI/AIG stuff).
  • Quoted in Peter Buxbaum, "Battling Botnets: Whether the U.S. Military Should Establish Its Own Botnet Capability is Debatable, But Defending Against Them is a Necessity," Military Information Technology magazine, vol. 12, issue 7, August 20, 2008; interviewed July 1, 2008.
  • Referenced in Daniel Radosh, Rapture Ready! Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture, 2008, Scribner, in the chapter on creationism, p. 279, regarding estimate of the size of the creationist marketplace in the U.S.
  • Quoted in Brian Jackson, "'419 Scams' revived on LinkedIn - old phishing bait in new pond," ITBusiness.ca, May 28, 2008 (interview May 27). Also reprinted at The Industry Standard (formerly at http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/05/28/419-scams-revived-linkedin-old-phishing-bait, not archived).
  • Quoted in "InfraGard, cos'e la struttura super massonica che collabora con l'Fbi," an Italian publication repeating silly claims about InfraGard by Matthew Rothschild in The Progressive, April 25, 2008.
  • "Trouble in Paradise: Answers in Genesis Splinters" cited in Andrew J. Petto, "The Answers in Genesis Schism: No Resolution in Sight," Reports of the National Center for Science Education vol. 27, nos. 5-6, Sep-Dec. 2007, p. 18.
  • Quote from February 23, 2008 Jackson article repeated in Dave Porter, "E-mail still ranks as top threat to U.S. industry," Axcess News. Formerly at http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/14128, now gone.
  • Quoted in Brian Jackson, "Canadian hacker arrests merely tip of the iceberg, experts say," ITBusiness.ca, February 23, 2008 (interviewed February 21).
  • I'm cited in Brian Baxter, "Creationism: A House Divided," The Skeptic (Australia) vol. 27, no. 2, Winter 2007 (PDF), pp. 8-11 (on p. 10).
  • The Ron Numbers Collection of research data (PDF catalog) from his book The Creationists, collection #178 at the Center for Adventist Research, James White Library, at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, contains correspondence between me and Numbers in Box 28, which focuses on creationism in Australia and New Zealand. Catalog from 1992, updated in 2007.
  • A very tiny image of me appears in a photograph on p. 27 of vol. 27, nos. 3-4 (May-Aug 2007) of Reports of the NCSE at the Nankoweap granary in the Grand Canyon. I'm seated, third from right.
  • Joaquim Menezes' article quoting me, reprinted as "How to battle of the botnets [sic]: Why we're losing the fight against botnets," PC Advisor (UK), July 28, 2007.
  • My Philo paper on Victor Reppert's argument is referenced in footnote 9 on p. 179 of Bruce L. Edwards, C.S. Lewis: An Examined Life, 2007 (apparently the same book as the next item below?
  • Cited on p. 153 of Victor Reppert, "Miracles: C.S. Lewis's Critique of Naturalism" in C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy edited by Bruce L. Edwards, 2007, Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Joaquim Menezes' article quoting me, reprinted as "Why we're losing the botnet battle," Network World, July 25, 2007.
  • Quoted in Andy Mead, "Museum group sued by fellow creationists," Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky), Sunday, June 17, 2007.
  • Quoted in CFR Staff, "Young Earth Creation Wars Heat Up After Filing of Lawsuit Against Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis," Christian Faith and Reason, June 7, 2007.
  • My Security Catalyst podcast interview on botnets (May 2006) was used as a primary source for Joaquim P. Menezes' "The botnet menace--and what you can do about it," IT World Canada, June 4, 2007.
  • My "Lucy's knee joint" is cited in Mark Isaak, The Counter-Creationism Handbook (2007, University of California Press), p. 104 (entry CC003).
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" cited in Ville Oksanen and Mikko Valimaki, "Theory of Deterrence and Individual Behavior. Can Lawsuits Control File Sharing on the Internet?", Review of Law and Economics vol. 3, issue 3, 2007. (local copy).
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" with Jeff Jacobsen is cited in Ian Brown, "Internet censorship: be careful what you ask for," January 16, 2007, p. 8. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1026597.
  • My blog posts on the Answers in Genesis/Creation Ministries International schism are cited in The Skeptic (Australia), vol. 26, no. 4, Summer 2006 (PDF), p. 4.
  • Interviewed for story on enterprise VOIP security, Caroline Chappell's "The IP Security Minefield," Capacity magazine, May 2006, pp. 26-30. Full article here (PDF).
  • Work discussed and I'm pictured in Michael Miller and Paul Kouroupas, "Securing the Global Enterprise," Security Technology & Design April 2006, pp. 22-26. Photos in print edition (PDF), pp. 24 & 26.
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" cited on p. 195 (footnote 108) of Douglas E. Cowan and David G. Bromley, "The Church of Scientology," in Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft, editors, Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America: African diaspora traditions and other American Innovations, 2006, Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 169-196(?).
  • Security Catalyst podcast #16, quotes email I sent and links to my TCPA lawsuits page, 9 February 2006.
  • The band The Nixon Years has a song titled "Sonstroke @ The Compound" on their 2006 album, Reversing the Panopticon, which has lyrics referencing the title of Fundamentalism is Nonsense, which I just discovered on June 2, 2009. Thanks, Erik!
  • Quoted in presentation to TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology), Washington, D.C., by John C. Mitchell of Stanford University in presentation on "Combatting Online Identity Theft," January 9-10, 2006 (slide 21; slide 22 is also a graph from one of my botnet presentations). (local copy)
  • Cited in Mohamed Taher, Cyber Worship in Multifaith Perspectives (2006), p. 73 (listing for the Internet Infidels' Secular Web).
  • My "How Not To Argue with Creationists" is quoted and cited in Conrad Goeringer, "ON TARGET with Mr.G," American Atheist online edition, December 12, 2005. (I met Conrad a few times when he ran the bookstore "Goodbooks" in Tucson, AZ while I was a graduate student at the University of Arizona.)
  • I'm cited and quoted in Ch. 5 of Marjorie Heins and Tricia Beckles, "Will Fair Use Survive? Free Expression in the Age of Copyright Control: A Public Policy Report" (PDF), November 2005, pp. 46-47, from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Ch. 5 is titled "Internet Infidels and Homeland Security Blues: The Online Survey."
  • My departure as President of Internet Infidels (and Clark Adams taking that position) described in Atlanta Freethought News, November 2005, p. 1 (local copy), and in HumanistNetworkNews of The Institute for Humanist Studies, November 2, 2005.
  • "Response to Ted Debiak" cited and quoted in "Threading the Needle" blog, April 1, 2005, about proving negatives.
  • "Fisher and Falsehood", letter of mine to Larry Fisher quoted in entry on Wesley Elsberry's blog, February 9, 2005.
  • Taner Edis, Science and Nonbelief, 2005, Greenwood Press, p. xviii, gives me an acknowledgment.
  • Quoted in Steve Lasky, "Ensuring a Secure Convergence," Security Technology and Design, November 2004 (online version April 26, 2005).
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" article with Jeff Jacobsen is cited in James R. Lewis, editor, The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements, 2004, Oxford University Press, in the article "Virtually Religious" by Douglas E. Cowan and J.K. Hadden.
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" article with Jeff Jacobsen is cited in Lorne L. Dawson and Douglas E. Cowan, Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet (2004, Routledge), pp. 260, 264.
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" article with Jeff Jacobsen is cited in Ville Oksanen and Mfikko Valimaki, "From Arms Race to Mutual Cooperation - Towards Copyright Peace on the Internet?", Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues Congress 2004.
  • "Il Protocollo Bgp & Internet" by Davide Giuffrida (Italian translation of quote from Internet Week article on slide 53 of this presentation), February 25, 2004.
  • Ronald Numbers, "Creationists and Their Critics in Australia," in Simon Coleman and Leslie Carlin, editors, The Cultures of Creationism: Anti-Evolution in English-Speaking Countries, 2004, Ashgate Publishing, p. 120, gives me an acknowledgement, and cites my "Some Failures of Organized Skepticism" on p. 122. (Coleman & Carlin republished in 2017 by Rutledge.)
  • My correspondence with Marcello Truzzi is on file in the Eastern Michigan University Archives, Box 10 of the Marcello Truzzi papers.
  • My "Sun Goes Down in Flames" article from Skeptic is cited in Robert Todd Carroll, The Skeptic's Dictionary, 2003, p. 259 (on Noah's Ark).
  • My Philo paper is cited on p. 115 of Victor Reppert's C.S. Lewis's Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason, 2003, InterVarsity Press.
  • "Internet Points of Control" by Jonathan Zittrain, Boston College Law Review, vol. 44, March 2003, footnote 42 (p. 12) cites Jim Lippard and Jeff Jacobsen, "Scientology v. the Internet" (1995). This paper has been cited in numerous places and was republished in Sandra Braman, ed., The Emergent Global Information Policy Regime, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
  • I'm quoted and cited in Richard C. Carrier, "Defending Naturalism as a Worldview: A Rebuttal to Michael Rea's World Without Design," The Secular Web, 2003.
  • Yoel Natan's The Jewish Trinity (2003) references my "Fabulous Prophecies of the Messiah" (to quote from James D. Price's response to it).
  • "DoS-Angriffe-Weckruf fuer Admins" (German translation of part of Network World article), October 26, 2002
  • "DDoS attack highlights 'Net problems" by Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Network World, October 28, 2002.
  • "QCI Interview: Dr. Victor Reppert on the 'Argument from Reason'" refers to my response to his Philo paper, February 18, 2002.
  • Ronald L. Numbers, "Creationists and their critics in Australia: an autonomous culture or 'the USA with kangaroos'?", Historical Records of Australian Science 2002, acknowledges me and cites my "Some Failures of Organized Skepticism." This article was reprinted as "Creationists and Their Critics in Australia," in Simon Coleman and Leslie Carlin, editors, The Cultures of Creationism: Anti-Evolution in English-Speaking Countries, 2004, Ashgate Publishing (see above).
  • Victor Mansfield, Head and Heart: A Personal Exploration of Science and the Sacred, 2002, cites Suitbert Ertel and Kenneth Irving's The Tenacious Mars Effect and my contributions in particular on p. 113.
  • "Latest Hacker Target: Routers" by Rutrell Yasin, Internet Week, December 17, 2001.
  • Michael Shermer, The Borderlands of Science (2001), p. 321, cites my "Sun Goes Down in Flames" article from Skeptic, note 13.
  • My old PGP key fingerprint ID is listed in Ross Anderson, Bruno Crispo, and Fabien A.P. Petitcolas, The global internet trust register (1999), p. 105.
  • Paul Kurtz, Skepticism and Humanism: The New Paradigm (2001), p. 100, footnote 7: "Jim Lippard records in his 'Chronicle of Events' in Suitbert Ertel and Kenneth Irving's The Tenacious Mars Effect (London: Urania Trust, 1996) that the Comité Para completed its gathering on October 22, 1968 ..."
  • "Imagine There's No Heaven: Contemporary Atheism Speaks Out in Humanist Manifesto 2000, Part 1," by Bob and Gretchen Passantino, Christian Research Journal vol. 22, no. 3 (unknown date). This article lists me among "Other well-known atheists/humanists" along with Michael Shermer, Dan Barker, and Steve Allen. For the record, I do not consider myself a humanist (though I am now (July 2005) a member of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix)--my political and moral views do not entirely coincide with humanism's precepts. This article may also be found here.
  • George Hansen, "The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal" (book review), The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research vol. 94, nos. 3-4, July-October 2000, pp. 181-189, refers to but does not cite my account of the improper copying in the work of skeptic Robert A. Baker on p. 185.
  • Suitbert Ertel and Kenneth Irving, "The Mars Effect is Genuine: On Kurtz, Nienhuys, and Sandhu's Missing the Evidence," Journal of Scientific Exploration 14(3, Fall 2000):, cites my skeptical links page.
  • "Peer pressure: Alliance hopes to prevent further DDoS attacks" by Loraine Lawson, Tech Republic, May 4, 2000.
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" is cited on p. 1 of Theresa Lyons, "Scientology or Censorship: You Decide: An Examination of the Church of Scientology, Its Recent Battles with Individual Internet Users and Service Providers, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Implications for Free Speech on the Web," (PDF) Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-22.
  • I'm listed in Warren Allen Smith's Who's Who in Hell: A Handbook and International Directory for Humanists, Freethinkers, Naturalists, Rationalists, and Non-Theists (NY: Barricade Books, 2000).

  • "Copyright--or wrong?" (article on DMCA and Scientology) by Janelle Brown, Salon, July 22, 1999.
  • Gary Edmond and David Mercer, "Creating (public) science in the Noah's Ark case," Public Understanding of Science vol. 8, no. 4, 1999, pp. 317-343 cites osmething of mine (on Noah's Ark?).
  • David N. Livingstone, Mark A. Noll, and D.G. Hart, Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective (1999), p. 262 cites "Sun Goes Down in Flames" from Skeptic 2:3 (1994):22-33.
  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle March 1999, quoted in article on Back Orifice and NetBus trojan horses.
  • My (old) PGP public key is listed in Ross J. Anderson, Bruno Crispo, Jong-Hyeon Lee, Charalampos Manifavas, Vaclav Matyas Jr., and A.P. Petitcolas, The Global Internet Trust Register: 1999 (PDF), 1999, MIT Press, p. 105.
  • "Scientology v. the Internet" Skeptic article and my Scientology's Private Investigators web page cited in Michael Strangelove's 1998 Ph.D. dissertation from the University of Ottawa, "Redefining the Limits to Thought within Media Culture: Collective Memory, Cyberspace and the Subversion of Mass Media."
  • My (old) PGP public key is listed in Ross J. Anderson, Bruno Crispo, Jong-Hyeon Lee, Charalampos Manifavas, Vaclav Matyas Jr., and A.P. Petitcolas, The Global Trust Register (PDF), 1998, Northgate Consultants Ltd., p. 72.
  • Wendy M. Grossman, "Skepticism in Britain and Ireland...", Indian Skeptic vol. 1, says, "Toby [Howard] also co-founded the skeptics e-mail network together with Jim Lippard, of Phoenix, Arizona." (Also see Toby Howard's announcement of that list on Usenet's sci.med newsgroup, October 6, 1987.)
  • Colin Groves, "The 'science' of racism, and its consequences," The Skeptic (Australia), vol. 18, no. 4, Summer 1998 (PDF), pp. 11-14, 16, cites my creationism and racism FAQ on www.talkorigins.org.
  • Pierre Stromberg, "Lucy and the ICR: Bearing False Witness Against Thy Neighbor," Reports of the National Center for Science Education, September/October 1998, pp. 28-30.
  • Michael A. Cremo, Forbidden Archeology's Impact, St. Martin's Press, 1998, contains numerous Usenet newsgroup postings, including excerpts of several of mine (printed without my knowledge or permission) (referenced on pp. xxiv, 494, 495, 546, 557, 559).
  • My photo appears in Skeptic magazine, vol. 6, no. 2 (1998), p. 13, in the article on Skeptics Society Convention '98, standing next to Kari Coleman and a gentleman whose name I don't recall.
  • Angela Thompson Smith's Remote Perceptions: Out-of-Body Experiences, Remote Viewings, and Other Normal Abilities (1998, Hampton Roads Pub.), p. 246, references me (perhaps online postings?) regarding Project Alpha.
  • Harold R. Booher's book, Origins, Icons and Illusions: Exploring the Science and Psychology of Creation and Evolution (1998, W.H. Green), p. 122 cites my Creation/Evolution debate with Walter Brown regarding Barry Setterfield.
  • My website is negatively reviewed on p. 136 of Martha Siegel, How to Make a Fortune on the Internet, 1997, HarperPerennial. This is a revised version of the 1994 book How to Make a Fortune on the Information Superhighway by Laurence A. Canter and Martha Siegel, best known as the "green card lawyers" whose Usenet spam resulted in the coining of the term as applied to the Internet. I bought the book for $0.01, and I know she didn't get any of it since I bought it used and she's apparently dead. (Canter was merely disbarred.)
  • Marc Graser, "Justices overturn Internet porn law," Arizona Republic, June 27, 1997, pp. A1, A16.
  • "Hacker, Cracker, Watchman, Spy" by David Holthouse, New Times, June 12, 1997.
  • I gave a positive review to Suelette Dreyfus's book, Underground, 1997.
  • Glen Kuban, "The London Hammer: An Alleged Out of Place Artifact," web publication, references my exchange with Walter Brown.
  • Michael Shermer, Why People Believe Weird Things, W.H. Freeman and Company, 1997, acknowledges my assistance. (p. 9 of 2nd edition paperback).
  • Michel Lafon, editor, Collection Lu Sur Internet (one on cults), January 1997, includes translations into French of various postings to alt.religion.scientology, including several of mine. (Is it L'univers des sectes by F. Lepage?)
  • Interviewed for a French Canal+ show on Internet security, 1997? 1998? Not sure if it was used or aired.
  • Interviewed for a BBC TV show on cryonics as a skeptic. 199x? Not sure if it was used or aired.
  • Jonathan Vankin, "The X-Plainable Files," December 1996 (from Internet Underground magazine?), quotes me as critical of CSICOP.
  • Dey Alexander, Philosophy in Cyberspace: A Guide to Philosophy-related Resources on the Internet, Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green State University, 1996, p. 154 refers to my list of skeptical resources (under its old primenet.com URL).
  • "Complaints imperil Net watchdog" by Simson Garfinkel, San Jose Mercury News, 1996.
  • "On Lion Controversy" by John Whalen, New Times, July 25, 1996.
  • My photo appears in Skeptic magazine, vol. 4, no. 2 (1996), p. 13, in the article on the Skeptics Society Caltech Conference on Evolutionary Psychology & Humanistic Ethics, as the winner of the Martin Gardner Award for Best Skeptical Critic.
  • Daniel J. Barrett, Bandits on the Information Superhighway, O'Reilly and Associates, February 1996, quotes me in p. 185 sidebar on "Primenet gets tough" (regarding spammers).
  • Bruce Christian, article on Communications Decency Act, (East Valley AZ) Tribune, February 9, 1996.
  • David Hoye, "Online sites see black over bill," Arizona Republic, February 8, 1996, pp. A1, A10, regarding protest over the Communications Decency Act.
  • Lisa Gonderinger, "Internet service is big business," Arizona Business Journal, December 1, 1995--article on Primenet's rapid growth, under-reported because the author gave its 1994 numbers instead of 1995.
  • Bruce Christian, article on pornography on the Internet, (East Valley AZ) Tribune, 1995.
  • Michael A. Thalbourne, "Science Versus Showmanship: A History of the Randi Hoax" (PDF), The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research vol 89(October 1995):344-366, notes my sci.skeptic Project Alpha bibliography on first page.
  • The October 23, 1995 issue of Fido News, vol. 12, no. 43, has an article on Scientology that links to my Scientology private investigators page.
  • David Hoye, "Scientology may muzzle Internet," Arizona Republic, August 21, 1995, pp. A1, A5.
  • Jeff ??, Arizona Republic, June 13, 1995, Internet article.
  • Kelly Ettenborough, "Scientologists, Internet users square off over computer missives," Scottsdale Tribune, March 21, 1995, I1, Religion section, regarding pickets of the Church of Scientology in Mesa.
  • Robert Doolan, "Ridicule: the lowest form of evolution," Creation 17(2, March 1995):4, refers to me. (Also online at the Answers in Genesis site.)
  • Naaman Nickell, "Home computers are unlikely targets of hacker invasions," Arizona Republic February 6, 1995, p. E2. Boy, was I wrong on that (and misquoted about Unix machines).
  • William Grey, "Against misrepresentation: a plea to Plimer," letter in The Skeptic (Australia), vol. 15, no. 1, Autumn 1995 (PDF), pp. 53-54, defends me against Ian Plimer's Telling Lies for God book.
  • Marcello Truzzi review of the book Psychic Sleuths in the Journal of Parapsychology 58(4, December 1994):432-441 said "Jim Lippard's essay on Bill Ward is, in my view, the most judicious and fair-minded appraisal in the book. In an exemplary fashion Lippard concludes his analysis by simply and moderately saying 'the case for Ward's psychic abilities remains at best unproved, and certainly does not support his own claims of success and accuracy.' Lippard's essay strikes me as the main analysis in the book clearly out for truth rather than blood." There was another review by B. Davies in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 60(8, 1995):282.
  • Acknowledged (probably undeservedly) in Mark Perlman's doctoral dissertation (philosophy, Univ. of Arizona), "Conceptual flux: The case against mental misrepresentation," 1994, p.
  • David R. Noack, "Supernatural, Strange, and Sinister," Internet World vol. 5, no. 8, November/December 1994, pp. 88-92, quotes me regarding sci.skeptic, talk.origins, alt.paranet.skeptic, and the Skeptics Society website.
  • Topher Cooper, "Anomalous Propagation," Journal of Scientific Exploration, 8(2, Summer 1994):273, cites my "Sun Goes Down in Flames" article.
  • Robert Anton Wilson letter in Saucer Smear vol. 41, no. 3, p. 4, April 1994 responds (sort of) to my letter in the previous issue.
  • Supplied most of the references on hypnosis and volition for Todd Stark's FAQ on hypnosis, July 1993.
  • Farrell Till, "Prophecy Fulfillment and Probability," The Skeptical Review 4(4, Autumn):9-10 quotes from my June 8, 1993 letter to Chuck Missler.
  • Michael Epstein, "The Skeptical Viewpoint," Journal of Scientific Exploration 7(3, Fall 1993):311-315, summarizes my "Proper Role of Skeptical Organizations" essay.
  • "The Mind of the Sceptic" by Dick Bierman, Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie, August 1993, pp. 146-150 quotes me and other skeptics who contribute to sci.skeptic (first quote is wrongly attributed to me, but was from Robert McGrath).
  • "Boy Scout Complaints Continue," Freethought Today, November 1992, vol. 9, no. 9, p. 4 has a column about my correspondence with the Boy Scouts and United Way of Tucson.
  • The Swamp Gas Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, June 1992, talks about my publication of a critique of Michael Persinger's Tectonic Strain Theory in the Arizona Skeptic.
  • Ronald L. Numbers, The Creationists, 1992, Alfred A. Knopf, p. 435, note 35 cites me.
  • "The Timeless Debate: Evolution vs. Creation" by Margaret Niel, Good News vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 21-22, June 1992.
  • The Newsletter of the American Scientific Affiliation & Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation, vol. 34, no. 2, April/May 2002, describes and cites my "How Not to Argue with Creationists" article.
  • Wendy M. Grossman, "Skeptic at Large", The Skeptic (British and Irish), July/August 1991.
  • A Response to Deception: An expose of Barry Price's book The Creation Science Controversy, Creation Science Foundation, pp. 12-13 (October 1990, 2nd ed.).
  • Mike Gunderloy's Factsheet Five, no. 38-40, 1990, contains a summary of the Creation/Evolution journal #27 on p. 24, including reference to my debate with Walter Brown.
  • "US Skeptic claims Aussie Skeptics misrepresented Gish," Creation Ex Nihilo vol. 12, no. 3, p. 15, July 1990.
  • "Prayer News" of the Creation Science Foundation, Australia, "American Skeptic Slams Australian Skeptics for 'Gross Distortions'", June 1990.
  • "The Skeptics" by Paul Schneider, Arizona Business Gazette, February 23, 1990, pp. 23-24.
  • Mike Stackpole, "The Pulling Report," 1990, acknowledges my assistance.

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