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:
<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.
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....