Authors@Google: James Randi

I just decided to read up on him, after seeing him in PZ's Skepticon 3 video. He's hilarous!

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Authors@Google: James Randi

#1  Postby MattHunX » Feb 01, 2011 10:45 am

Also, he gives some very shocking and angering information on how much money is spent on homeopathy and devices and by whom.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTPj9VlNzQ0[/youtube]
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#2  Postby Matt8819 » Feb 01, 2011 10:51 am

MattHunX wrote:Also, he gives some very shocking and angering information on how much money is spent on homeopathy and devices and by whom.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTPj9VlNzQ0[/youtube]


This man is a legend! His videos talking about homeopathy are some of the best things on youtube. I don't know if he mentions his Uri Geller/James Hydrick debunking in this video, I'm still in the process of watching it, but his justice is swift and brutal. :cheers:
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#3  Postby MattHunX » Feb 01, 2011 8:18 pm

RRRRRRRandaey....on Astrology

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flZXJ-Ewsn4[/youtube]
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#4  Postby Matt8819 » Feb 02, 2011 7:03 am

One of my favorite Randi videos, and the follow up
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlfMsZwr8rc[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7yDLRib5CQ[/youtube]
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#5  Postby MattHunX » Feb 02, 2011 7:35 am

matt8819 wrote:One of my favorite Randi videos, and the follow up
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlfMsZwr8rc[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7yDLRib5CQ[/youtube]

Oh, yeah! That was the first I watched. Brilliant! Fraud exposed. Plus, there was that faith-healer fraud and that guy is back to his old tricks. :nono:
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#6  Postby Matt8819 » Feb 02, 2011 8:49 am

MattHunX wrote:
Oh, yeah! That was the first I watched. Brilliant! Fraud exposed. Plus, there was that faith-healer fraud and that guy is back to his old tricks. :nono:

Peter Popoff? Yeah, he's a right cunt.
Apparently Hydrick is now in prison as a sex offender :naughty: , which is convenient, since that was the place he learned to blow real good in the first place...
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#7  Postby MattHunX » Feb 02, 2011 8:56 am

matt8819 wrote:
MattHunX wrote:
Oh, yeah! That was the first I watched. Brilliant! Fraud exposed. Plus, there was that faith-healer fraud and that guy is back to his old tricks. :nono:

Peter Popoff? Yeah, he's a right cunt.
Apparently Hydrick is now in prison as a sex offender :naughty: , which is convenient, since that was the place he learned to blow real good in the first place...

Read that in some YouTube comment yesterday. :lol:
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#8  Postby Matt8819 » Feb 02, 2011 9:07 am

And the miracles of graphology...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeYkOHQ683k[/youtube]
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#9  Postby stijndeloose » Feb 06, 2011 8:08 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJQBljC5RIo[/youtube]
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#10  Postby stijndeloose » Feb 06, 2011 8:10 am

One for Nancy:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMukj31qw1U[/youtube]

There's a story to it, too:

Skeptic James Randi challenges sellers of scam medications as hundreds stage worldwide "overdose" on homeopathic pills

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.—To expose a scam industry that endangers and rips off millions of consumers a year, world-renowned conjuror, escape artist, and skeptic James Randi has put one million dollars on the line.

In a video statement released at 10:23 a.m. (ET) today, Randi joined hundreds of consumer advocates in more than 25 countries in exposing so-called homeopathic remedies—scam medications with no active ingredients that are sold by major retailers with no warning to customers. Demonstrators around the world swallowed homeopathic products by the handful, in a worldwide day of action inspired by a lecture by James Randi in which he downed an entire bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills to show they had no effect.

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#11  Postby MattHunX » Feb 06, 2011 9:14 am

There were these kind of demonstrations where people took homeopathic pills and gulped them down by the dozen, weren't there? I heard of at least one such demonstration. That didn't wake people up, apparently. :nono:
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#12  Postby Matt8819 » Feb 06, 2011 9:56 am

MattHunX wrote:There were these kind of demonstrations where people took homeopathic pills and gulped them down by the dozen, weren't there? I heard of at least one such demonstration. That didn't wake people up, apparently. :nono:


One of those moments is in this video, along with a right entertaining lecture of sorts
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Z7KeNCi7g[/youtube]
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#13  Postby Matt8819 » Sep 24, 2011 4:04 am

Super pumped for going to this probably!!
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Re: Authors@Google: James Randi

#14  Postby Grace » Oct 21, 2011 4:43 pm

I wonder if James Randi would do an exposé on psychiatry. Now, there's a field of medicine that needs some critical analysis. Dose anyone have connections?

The fact that millions of children are getting hooked on powerful mind altering drugs for profit is not only wrong, it's dangerous. James Randi, come to our rescue.
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#15  Postby Shrunk » Oct 21, 2011 6:46 pm

matt8819 wrote:One of my favorite Randi videos, and the follow up
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlfMsZwr8rc[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7yDLRib5CQ[/youtube]


Unfortunate, too. Hydrick was obviously a talented man.

Grace wrote:I wonder if James Randi would do an exposé on psychiatry. Now, there's a field of medicine that needs some critical analysis. Dose anyone have connections?


Well, he certainly could have done an expose on that psychiatrist-judge on the What's My Line clip. I mean, what's a shrink supposed to know about static electricity?
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#16  Postby Moonwatcher » Nov 21, 2011 5:50 pm

James Randi is the Houdini of our time and maybe takes it a step further because he believes in no religion himself. He is the epitome of the open-minded skeptic. He "believes" nothing but always gives the benefit of the doubt that something could be true. He just won't accept it without evidence. So far, no evidence has ever been produced.
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#17  Postby Matt8819 » Jan 01, 2012 5:36 am

Was going to post this pic ages ago, but forgot to take it. This is the deck of cards Randi signed for me when I saw his talk in Edmonton in September.
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When I go to Vegas again, I'm going to take it to get Penn and Teller to sign it too, hopefully.
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#18  Postby Matt8819 » Jan 17, 2012 7:38 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJMTyK0VfdY[/youtube]
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#19  Postby the_5th_ape » Feb 01, 2012 8:32 am

:lol: Simply brilliant. Thank you all for the videos
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#20  Postby Matt8819 » Feb 20, 2012 9:59 pm

This is going to be awesome.

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