It’s always been a simple, direct, matter: do what you claim you can do of a paranormal nature, and walk away with the prize. Those who believe they have mystic powers now have two full years to apply…
Category: James Randi
For more than two decades, James Randi has been the country’s skeptic-in-chief, aiming his arrow of rationalism at psychics and faith healers, mediums and mentalists. He finds his targets so preposterous and those falling for them so desperate that he has become obsessed.
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Skeptic: Principles not based on science ‘nonsense’ STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Reuters) — A sworn enemy of superstition, Canadian-born magician James Randi has thrown down the gauntlet to mystics, promising $1 million to anyone who can prove supernatural powers or a phenomenon beyond the reach of science. An arch-skeptic who demonstrates with his own sleight of hand how easily it is to dupe the gullible into mistaking trickery for the supernatural, the bearded 76-year-old has written nine books and lectured at the White House, NASA and several top universities. The million-dollar “paranormal challenge” lends publicity to Randi’s life-long mission. His pursuit of
U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 26, 2002 http://www.usnews.com/ BY KIM CLARK FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Nearly every time James Randi goes to a restaurant or a mall, somebody stops him to say that with his snowy beard, balding pate, and smiling eyes, he should play Santa Claus. Boy, have they got the wrong guy. Randi sometimes snaps back, “I haven’t heard that in . . . 20 minutes.” Actually, Randi can be quite jolly. As “the Amazing Randi,” his witty magic routines cracked up Tonight Show audiences in the 1970s and ’80s. And in his own cranky way, Randi