James Randi – Crossing Swords with Pseudoscience

Posted on April 13, 2007 by



James Randi is a magician and Skeptic, and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. James Randi has worked as a stage magician and escapologist since 1946, “The Amazing Randi” being a regular fixture on American television in the 1960’s and ’70’s. Subsequently James has become a world famous skeptic and debunker of the paranormal, and a scourge of psychics, faith healers and other assorted charlatans, most famously crossing swords with Uri Geller and Peter Popoff.

Randi was also instrumental in the founding of the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) and is the creator of the James Randi Educational Foundation’s million dollar challenge offering a prize US$ 1,000,000 to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties. Unsurprisingly it remains unclaimed.


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