Association française pour l’information scientifique
(French Association for Scientific Information)

Founded in 1968, the AFIS ‘strives to promote science against those who deny its cultural value, abuse it for criminal purposes or as a cover for quackery.’ The French skeptical initiative was taken to challenge the rise of pseudoscientific and paranormal beliefs in the 1960s, and protect citizens against misinformation.

The association of 700 members (2010), many of them noted professors and academics, publishes the quarterly magazine Science et pseudo-sciences (“Science and pseudosciences”), which had around 1450 subscribers in 2010.

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Founded: 1968
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Home page: link
Email: link
ECSO membership: Since 2001

Author: Leon Korteweg
Updated: 30 Aug 2016