Tubthumper (-:Gotta love the Brits mastery of the language.

      From: salyavin808 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Sent: Monday, November 3, 2014 7:07 AM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds
   
    


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote :

Wish I could see it - its only viewable if one resides in the UK

That's a shame, it's a real treat. Here's a synopsis;
He started out on his magic career trying to outdo his hero, Houdini, and did 
really well until he broke his neck when a stunt backfired and he nearly 
drowned. After that he concentrated on unmasking what he saw as evil magicians 
who claim to have real magical powers, channeller's and faith healers, to strat 
with. 
Peter Popoff was a real Praise the Lord tubthumper and "miraculous" healer who 
would be better off in jail, he got unveiled when an aide of Randi noticed he 
had a earpiece so Randi hired a PI with the equipment to listen in on the 
broadcast and then arired it in the Johnny Carson (?) show.
Uri Geller was his big catch, he'd been studied at Stanford and declared to 
have interesting powers. Randi was contacted by Johnny Carson (?) as he was 
having Geller on his show and wanted to see Randi he thought. He said BS and 
gave them a set of instructions to follow to control Gellers "magical" 
abilities and lo and behold, Geller failed to perform on the show, claiming his 
powers were weak that night.
Emboldened by this and disappointed with the scientists at Stanford, Randi 
launched his Alpha project whereby he trained a couple of aspiring magicians 
how to fool scientists and they went off to be studied and were again found to 
be exhibiting magical powers. There were red faces all round when they admitted 
the hoax. But it was the scientists own fault as Randi had even written to them 
telling them how to set controls for testing psychic claims.
Randi became a media star but got a lot of abuse from audiences which surprised 
him as he thought he was doing them a favour in stopping then getting ripped 
off. Turns out people prefer the comforting illusions, we've all been there. I 
thought Randi's final victory is that Uri Geller doesn't claim to be psychic 
any more.
All in all he came over as a really kind, funny and entertaining guy who just 
wanted to stop fraudsters ripping off the unwary (pretty much everyone else on 
Earth). And parapsychology is much improved because of Randi's experimental 
testing methods, much to the annoyance of a great many hopeful claimers of his 
million dollar challenge. There wasn't much mention of  that part of his career 
as most of the rest of the show concentrated on his personal life which was 
really sweet and made me cry at the end.




  From: salyavin808 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Monday, November 3, 2014 2:28 AM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds
 
 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <s3raphita@...> wrote :

Free-to-view BBC documentary chronicling magician James Randi's debunking of 
faith healers, fortune tellers and psychics, including spoon-bender Uri Geller 
and tent-show evangelist Peter Popoff. Interesting.
http://tinyurl.com/l2s7q9t

Recommended by me.
Especially the Popoff debunking, that was hilarious. Seeing Uri Geller again 
brought back memories of trying to bend spoons myself in the 70's. Seems that 
everyone fell for it. Except Randi...
But the most fascinating bit for me was the vehement response he got from the 
public for his efforts, it turns people don't like being told their sacred cows 
aren't real, they like the make-believe and not hard facts. I thought he was 
doing people a massive favour! 
And parapsychology is strongerfor Randi having pointed out their weaknesses, 
we'd probably be sitting here thinking that people actually have magical powers 
if it wasn't for him....


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