The Doman Method and Its Problems

Japanese

This web site was set up by volunteers against a TV program titled "MiraclePoet: Messages From an 11-year-old Boy with Brain Damage," aired on April28, 2002, by Japan's nationwide public TV channel (Nihon Hoso Kyokai, NHK).

The contents of our main page are in Japanese, but you may grasp the outline of our claims from the following web sites.

You may watch the program in the following site (sorry, Japanese language only).

http://kisekinoshijin.web.infoseek.co.jp/

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You may know how this program was outrageous in the following site (in English).

http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m2843/3_27/100755215/p1/article.jhtml

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Note: This article was published in the Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 27, No. 3, May/June, 2003. as a Special Report.

http://www.csicop.org/si/2003-05/

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You may also read the statement against the Doman method issued by 10 American and Canadian academic associations in 1968 (in English).

http://www.geocities.com/validationluna/html/statement_doman.pdf

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The following is a recent criticism on the Doman method (in English).

http://www.theness.com/articles/patterning-cs0104.html