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(YouTube)   James Randi demonstrating his "psychic" powers of ESP. Now that there is no chance of him explaining how he did it, you can propose your ludicrous ideas in the comments   (youtube.com) divider line
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2020-10-22 11:46:42 AM  
James Randi was an awesome individual and a leader in skeptical thought. I had the honor of meeting him 3 times.

The world is poorer for his passing.
 
2020-10-22 12:03:35 PM  
The most obvious answer is the person selecting the cards is a plant. Him claiming not to know the person is frequently what magicians do to lampshade the issue, but is a lie.
 
2020-10-22 12:21:36 PM  
Doesn't he owe himself a million dollars by proving this???
 
2020-10-22 2:40:04 PM  

SpectroBoy: I had the honor of meeting him 3 times.


I read this as "horror" and thought I'd get the chance to farkie you as "psychic fraudster".
 
2020-10-22 2:58:00 PM  
Simplest explanation is that he is projecting his astral body 2 minutes into the future and then leaving a telepathic imprint for his past self to pick up when he enters the same 3D mindspace. The future astral self sees the cards as they've been flipped over.

ESP. Yeah, ok. *snorts*
 
2020-10-22 3:04:15 PM  
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2020-10-22 3:16:37 PM  
I had the pleasure of watching a video of him taking the religious zealot / scam artist Peter Popoff to the wood shed by exposing his use of microphones in the audience and a wireless earpiece communicating with his wife who was monitoring the microphones. A little frequency scanner for a show and then a jammer set to that frequency for the next show / revival meeting had Popoff not being able to hear the words of God. His commitment to exposing B.S. and scam artists was awesome. It ain't magic if it's B.S.!! Godspeed dear man!
 
2020-10-22 3:22:57 PM  

SpectroBoy: James Randi was an awesome individual and a leader in skeptical thought. I had the honor of meeting him 3 times.

The world is poorer for his passing.


This. If ever the world was in need of skeptical, critical thought, it be right about now.

Got to meet him once at a skeptics' meeting in Vegas. Lovely fellow. Happily posed for pics and happy to chat about almost anything. He will be missed.
 
2020-10-22 3:26:26 PM  

Dboat: I had the pleasure of watching a video of him taking the religious zealot / scam artist Peter Popoff to the wood shed by exposing his use of microphones in the audience and a wireless earpiece communicating with his wife who was monitoring the microphones. A little frequency scanner for a show and then a jammer set to that frequency for the next show / revival meeting had Popoff not being able to hear the words of God. His commitment to exposing B.S. and scam artists was awesome. It ain't magic if it's B.S.!! Godspeed dear man!


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2020-10-22 3:29:56 PM  
He was a known chickenhawk before he met his much-younger identify-thief husband.

I never believed any of the stuff he debunked anyway, and plenty of dumb folks are still going to psychics and voting for trump
 
2020-10-22 3:57:47 PM  
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Personally, I'd be more interested in how he managed to flush the colloidal silver from his system.
 
2020-10-22 4:22:14 PM  
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2020-10-22 4:25:57 PM  
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2020-10-22 4:27:26 PM  
My idea is that we hire a medium and have a séance to ask him directly!
 
2020-10-22 4:46:36 PM  

Combustion: Doesn't he owe himself a million dollars by proving this???


Only if he fooled himself. Besides if he gave himself the million, he would have to pay taxes on it.
 
2020-10-22 5:05:07 PM  

nmrsnr: The most obvious answer is the person selecting the cards is a plant. Him claiming not to know the person is frequently what magicians do to lampshade the issue, but is a lie.


Possible per se, but he would need a different plant every time he did it and all of them would have to stay quiet. Also, anyone refusing to be a plant would also have to stay quiet.  That he has done this for scientists at their labs and presumably they know who actually works for the lab.
 
2020-10-22 5:06:30 PM  

lonomoholo: SpectroBoy: James Randi was an awesome individual and a leader in skeptical thought. I had the honor of meeting him 3 times.

The world is poorer for his passing.

This. If ever the world was in need of skeptical, critical thought, it be right about now.

Got to meet him once at a skeptics' meeting in Vegas. Lovely fellow. Happily posed for pics and happy to chat about almost anything. He will be missed.


I was going to go to one of those meetings but I had doubts it would actually take place.
 
2020-10-22 6:30:19 PM  

optimistic_cynic: lonomoholo: SpectroBoy: James Randi was an awesome individual and a leader in skeptical thought. I had the honor of meeting him 3 times.

The world is poorer for his passing.

This. If ever the world was in need of skeptical, critical thought, it be right about now.

Got to meet him once at a skeptics' meeting in Vegas. Lovely fellow. Happily posed for pics and happy to chat about almost anything. He will be missed.

I was going to go to one of those meetings but I had doubts it would actually take place.


I'm still not sure they did.
 
2020-10-22 6:41:51 PM  
James Randi Debunks Peter Popoff Faith Healer
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2020-10-22 7:48:10 PM  
He was psychic. That's how he debunked so many frauds. He read their minds to find out how they were doing it.
 
2020-10-23 12:46:03 PM  
Butt stuff?
 
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