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#1  Postby The Serpent » Oct 21, 2020 11:35 pm

James Randi is gone, aged 92.

James Randi, a magician whose many TV appearances led him to a second career as a respected paranormal investigator, has died at 92. The James Randi Foundation confirmed his death in a tweet on Tuesday, saying he died of "age-related causes."

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#2  Postby The_Piper » Oct 21, 2020 11:42 pm

He didn't look a day over 130. :shifty: RIP cool dude.
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#3  Postby Svartalf » Oct 22, 2020 8:33 am

That's sad, but he had a good run, so RIP
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#4  Postby zeeble » Oct 22, 2020 11:38 am

But was he more magician than skeptic?
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#5  Postby felltoearth » Oct 22, 2020 12:02 pm

zeeble wrote:But was he more magician than skeptic?

What magician puts up $1M of his own cash to debunk charlatans.
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#6  Postby Blackadder » Oct 22, 2020 4:15 pm

I fucking LOVED his $1m challenge. It threw down the gauntlet to every huckster, prayer-seller, woo-wizard and snake-oil salesman. Come and have a go if you think you’re right. Some tried and had their arses handed to them on a plate. Most stayed away, knowing fine well they were utter frauds.

For that alone, he deserves to be lauded.

Farewell JR.
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