Thursday, July 26, 2007

James Randi Million Dollar Challenge

If you already don't know Jame Randi former Magician was a million dollars for any psychic or any other person into the parnormal to demonstrate under controlled scientific experiments that they really have supernatural powers. Know you may think that well I mean this is a former magician he knows a lot about how people can be deceived Right so everything he must say about a psychic also what he says about scientists working in parapsychology must be true Right? Well the answer to that question may come as a surprise to some people the anwswer is James Randi's million dollar challenge is a publicity stunt also science demands replication this does not happen in the challenge he have to demonstrate it once and onle once.

Here's some good links discussing James Randi's Million Dollar Challenge and why it has not scientific value.

Here's a funny statement by James Randi

“Scientists are easily fooled,” explained Randi, “because they think they know.” But only skeptics really know.

So magician James Webster must be fooled ah? Professor Sir Williams Crookes, Dr.Dean Radin must also be fooled ah? along with a long list of others?

Here's another good article on James Randi's challenge ''He's changing the Rules''

Other Articles worth checking out

According To James Randi he always has a out and that the evidence for survival after death is impossible. As you can see he already has made up his mind about this his mind is now closed to any possibility of this possibly being true.

Now there is no doubt we need skeptics but of the open-minded type sadly though organizations such as csicop and others are promoting a closed-minded way to say well these things are impossible so let's just do this for fun and leave serious investigation out.


David Mabus said...

For Dawkins and Randi and the rest of the so-called "critical thinkers"...

The *MODEL* of mental health:

"Look at the ANGLE OF THE KEY....see that, see that...."

what a fucking idiot this Randi is.....a REAL CRITICAL THINKER.....


to see how we stopped James Randi's fraudulent MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL challenge.....

watch carefully the consequences of Randi's *idea*…..

For over 40 years James Randi Zwigert (is this even a REAL NAME?) has had total control over who and how the testing was conducted, yet despite all this he has terminated the challenge.

The ONLY REASON why the challenge was stopped is because he lost and refused to pay.

PS: Love the IRONY of the BULLSHI*T sign over Randi's ugly little head

Bobb999 said...

I like this quote from a CSICOP founding member which describes well the debunkers' mindset:

"I call them scoffers, not skeptics," says Marcello Truzzi, director of the Center of Scientific Anomalies Research at Eastern Michigan University.

Truzzi, who studies what he calls protoscience, was a founding member of the world's oldest and most respected skeptic society, the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). But Truzzi says he withdrew after growing disillusioned with the group's research methods.

"They tend to block honest inquiry, in my opinion," he asserts. "Most of them are not agnostic toward claims of the paranormal; they are out to knock them."

Truzzi says that some of the CSICOP researchers set the bar of proof outrageously high when it comes to the study of the paranormal. "When an experiment of the paranormal meets their requirements, then they move the goal posts," he says. "Then, if the experiment is reputable, they say it's a mere anomaly." Tanya Barrientos in The Paranormal? Pshaw!