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The Myth of the Randi Challenge - Daily Grail

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The Myth of the Randi Challenge - Daily Grail

Postby Scepcop » 20 Jan 2012, 19:59

Hi all,
I don't know if this has already been posted or not (if it has, then I apologize), but here is an interesting article on Daily Grail with a lot of responses called "The Myth of the Randi Challenge". Check it out: ... -challenge

Other entries on the Randi Challenge:

(Why Randi's Challenge is not Science) ... ot-Science ... -Challenge ... -Challenge

Here also is an entry about us too: ... COP-Action
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Re: The Myth of the Randi Challenge - Daily Grail

Postby Craig Browning » 20 Jan 2012, 20:31

Most of that is very old news, the first link is something that was first announced at least two years ago if I'm recalling things correctly. The ABC thing with Banachek. . . well, Steve did screw with scientist for a number of years (with Gerry McCambridge) doing the spoon & key bending, etc. at Randi's encouragement and got some big kudos in the skeptics world for doing so.

:idea: I've never thought to ask him if they got paid for their time during that project and if so, did they give the money back given that they deliberately hustled the researchers and doing such things and taking the cash is morally & ethically wrong. . . at least when it applies to most psychics that would be the case. :roll:

I'm always looking for material and solid arguments on Randi and his church however. In my mind if the soul of those that "lead" the pack is tainted then the whole thing is questionable at best.
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