Oh dear Mr Randi

Other news items of interest (aka Ian's Corner).
User avatar
Helen-Healing
Proficient
Proficient
Posts: 1087
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:28 pm
Location: Lewisham, SE London
Contact:

Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Post by Helen-Healing »

There is a programme on BBC4 tonight at 11pm, called Exposed - Magicians, Psychics & Frauds, chronicling Randi's attempts to expose supposed faith healers & psychics.
Ian Pegler
Professional
Professional
Posts: 3404
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:04 pm
Location: Aberystwyth, Mid Wales

Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Post by Ian Pegler »

Helen-Healing wrote:There is a programme on BBC4 tonight at 11pm, called Exposed - Magicians, Psychics & Frauds, chronicling Randi's attempts to expose supposed faith healers & psychics.
First shown last November. It's currently on BBC iplayer.

Funded by your license fee money.

Ian
User avatar
Grahame
Site Admin
Site Admin
Proficient
Proficient
Posts: 1388
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:52 pm
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Post by Grahame »

Acclaimed pseudo-sceptic James Randi has passed on, aged 92. A second-rate conjuror, escape artist, so-called 'scientific investigator' (he had NO scientific qualifications), and self-professed sceptic and debunker, his main claim to fame remains his various high-profile tussles with Uri Geller and his so-called 'million-dollar challenge', which of course he never had any intention of giving away.

MSN News Report Here.

Related thread: Michael Cook on Randi's 'Psychic Investigator' TV show.
Grahame
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it - Terry Pratchett.
User avatar
Grahame
Site Admin
Site Admin
Proficient
Proficient
Posts: 1388
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:52 pm
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Post by Grahame »

This is a rather excellent appraisal of the late pseudo-sceptic Mr. Randi, citing in particular the damage he has done to serious psi researchers like Dean Radin and Rupert Sheldrake, not to mention Wikipedia, which is now rigorously policed by armies of pseudo-sceptic trolls. Worth a read:
https://boingboing.net/2020/10/26/the-m ... icism.html

Related thread: The Trouble with Wikipedia.
Grahame
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it - Terry Pratchett.
Post Reply