Perhaps the TMO ought to take him up on his challenge although $1 million is chicken feed to them.

On 11/03/2014 09:34 AM, salyavin808 wrote:




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

Problem with Randi is he was a magician whose career was sagging so he needed to come up with a new shtick to get some headlines. His astrology experiment (done with Sun signs) was a joke.

LOL, the vested interests were never happy with his attempts to save people from fraudsters. You should have taken up the million dollar challenge with your superior vedic astrology. Probably still can, he's a fair guy.

Besides, it was an accident that forced him out of his main career. We should be thankful that he then devoted his expertise to jokers like Geller and Popoff, they kept making money by the bucketful of course but they lost the respect and interest of anyone serious. Geller now sells jewellery on the shopping channel.




    On 11/02/2014 11:28 PM, salyavin808 wrote:




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com <mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>, <s3raphita@...> <mailto: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 stronger for 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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