THE SKEPTICAL MIND -
edition of the Reasoning Show we explore the nature of the
skeptical mind, walk the high wire of doubt and examine the
difference between illusion and delusion. In his own
inimitable style, Randi discusses self-delusion, credulity, the
nature of science, the importance of doubt and evidence and
more! Arch nemesis to the self-styled psychic guru, Uri
Geller, Randi is as sharp of mind and pointed in his criticism as ever.
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James Randi has an
international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but
today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator
and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty
tricks of faith healers, investigated homeopathic water "with a
memory," and generally been a thorn in the sides of those who
try to pull the wool over the public's eyes in the name of the
He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a
Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation in 1986.
On October 19, 1993, the PBS-TV "NOVA" program broadcast a
one-hour special dealing with Randi's life work, particularly
with his investigations of Uri Geller and various occult and
healing claims being made by scientists in Russia.
He is the author of numerous books, including The Truth About
Uri Geller, The Faith Healers, Flim-Flam!, and An Encyclopedia
of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural.
His lectures and television appearances have delighted — and
vexed — "We may disagree with Randi on certain points, but we
ignore him at our peril." -Carl Sagan
In 1996, the James Randi Education Foundation was established to
further Randi's work. Randi's long-standing challenge to
psychics now stands as a $1,000,000 prize administered by the
Foundation. It remains unclaimed.
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