blue_2501: TimeCubeFan: He was the original James Randi, and I am a fan of both./skepticThe problem with James Randi is that he's as fanatical that he's right about everything as some of the people he tries to de-fraud. It's like the difference between an agnostic and an atheist. An agnostic doesn't believe in anything either way. An atheist BELIEVES that no gods exist, just as strongly as a theist believes that a god does exist. You have to be open-minded as a scientist, but also accept the facts as they stand.His handling of Gary Schwartz' Afterlife Experiments seemed to showcase this pretty well, and that whole "$1 Million Challenge" was just f'king stupid. Nobody is going to willingly walk into a biased trap like that. Don't get me wrong: there are plenty of cold reader frauds out there, but the (potentially) real mediums deserve some further experimentation and study. You can't tell me that multiple mediums giving out exceptional details for ten minutes in a double-blind experiment before the medium even hears anything about/from the person isn't an astounding set of data that deserves more attention.
Last Man on Earth: I know it's only a list of three, but it still fails when it doesn't mention his work kicking the asses of mediums and similar frauds. Dude got pissed about them after his mother died.
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