Now that the Amazing Randi has passed, who will take his place? He took debunking phony psychics, mediums, and Quackery to an art form.?
- Furious UnicornLv 51 month agoFavourite answer
Maybe one of those charismatic showmen that pretend to be psychic mediums could see the error of their ways, and instead become the spokesman for skepticism.
Imagine if John Edward admitted that he never ever really sensed a name with a 'J' sound.
Not that the determinedly gullible would believe his confessions of course.
- Robin WLv 71 month ago
Penn and Teller have done a good job at it, but Randi was a legend. You should see this documentary about him. It's free. http://www.documentarymania.com/player.php?title=A...
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 71 month ago
There are many continuing his work. Penn & Teller are a fine example, because they too work in the illusion business. And like Randi, they know how to make it entertaining.
- Gary KLv 71 month ago
Randi hasn’t been active for some time. There are plenty of others carrying on his good work, just as he carried on Houdini’s good work. Randi promoted critical thinking and demonstrated how even the best scientists can be tricked. There will ever only be one James Randi. RIP.
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- Dr. NGLv 71 month ago
Randi is gone, but others have been working just as hard. Penn and Teller and other showmen are at the forefront of paranormal debunking and will keep exposing charlatans. Paranormal Investigator Joe Nickell will continue his fine work.
- RWPossumLv 71 month ago
James Randi was misunderstood by skeptics as well as those with paranormal beliefs. The legend of the Million Dollar Randi Prize will live on, surviving the showman for many years. Its purpose was to embarrass those who claimed to be miracle workers. It had nothing to do with parapsychology, which does not have the grandiose claims of those who have gotten rich with phony enterprises.
"No one is saying that psychic abilities are strong. It they were, we wouldn't be debating their existence."
- Jessica Utts, professor of statistics at UC Irvine, president, American Statistical Association
- Anonymous1 month ago
Someone else from The Sceptics Society