Authors@Google: James Randi [00:58:10]
@ Google (2007-08-06)
tags: magic debunking science [add tags]
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"James Randi is an internationally known magician (as The AmazingRandi), psychic debunker, and winner of a MacArthur Foundation "GeniusGrant." He was a founding fellow of the Committee for the ScientificInvestigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). He is perhaps bestknown for offering $1,000,000 (via the James Randi EducationalFoundation) to anyone who can successfully demonstrate psychic powersunder conditions mutually agreed on by the challenger and himself.Starting with a $10,000 prize over 25 years ago, no claimant topsychic powers has ever won the money.
Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty tricks offaith healers, investigated homeopathic water "with a memory," andgenerally been a thorn in the sides of those who try to pull the woolover the public's eyes in the name of the supernatural."
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