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James Randi has died

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1 month ago - Wednesday 10/21/20 - 9:29:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
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"James Randi, the internationally acclaimed magician and escape artist, both praised and cursed for devoting much of his career to debunking all things paranormal — from spoon bending and water dowsing to spirit channeling and faith healing — died Oct. 20. He was 92.

His educational foundation announced the death but did not provide additional details. In recent years, he had been treated for cancer and heart ailments..."
1 month ago - Wednesday 10/21/20 - 9:30:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
An inveterate skeptic and bristly contrarian in his profession, Mr. Randi insisted that magic is based solely on earthly sleight of hand and visual trickery. He scorned fellow magicians who allowed or encouraged audiences to believe their work was rooted in extrasensory or paranormal powers.

In contrast, the bearded, gnomish Mr. Randi cheerfully described himself as a “liar” and “cheat” in mock recognition of his magician’s skills at duping people into thinking they had seen something inexplicable — such as a person appearing to be cut in half with a saw — when it was, in fact, the result of simple physical deception. He was equally dismissive of psychics, seers and soothsayers.

“The difference between them and me,” Mr. Randi told the New York Times in 1981, “is that I admit that I’m a charlatan. They don’t. I don’t have time for things that go bump in the night.”
1 month ago - Thursday 10/22/20 - 9:51:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
1 month ago - Thursday 10/22/20 - 11:53:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
1 month ago - Monday 10/26/20 - 3:57:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
I thoroughly enjoyed how James Randi would expose charlatans.
1 month ago - Tuesday 10/27/20 - 4:26:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm holding a seance to connect with him live on twitch next week.
30 days ago - Thursday 10/29/20 - 12:02:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
think he will show



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