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Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:21 pm
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.

Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:15 pm
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

Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:19 am
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.

Re: Oh dear Mr Randi

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:28 pm
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.