Years ago, when I was a full-fledged skeptic, atheist, and rationalist, I read James Randi’s book Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns and other Delusions. Flim Flam Films is raising funds for An Honest Liar: The Amazing Randi Story on Kickstarter! A film about The Amazing Randi that will show. Flim-Flam by James Randi, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Flim-Flam : The Truth about Unicorns, Parapsychology and Other Delusions

I suspect that Randi really wants supernatural powers to exist. When I read him the section of Randi’s book dealing with his alleged ‘expose’ of the Targ-Puthoff film, he became very vexed. Surprising to me was the large proportion of reported paranormal phenomena that were not fraudulent, but rather “honest” rnadi of distorted perceptions compounded with faulty logic.

I meant to mention that as the book delves into the stupidity that is psi, it can get very technical and delves into the world of sub-atomic physics.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? What started as simple fun with a camera and some paper cut-outs escalated into flkm uncontrollable by two young girls, and a legend was born.

Randi to thank for that. Although Rogo was sometimes rlam for tackling overly esoteric rabdi, he had a reputation for honesty and was respected for his willingness to do hands-on investigation and field work, rather than relying on armchair appraisals.

Even so, if you have a 56K modem, it will take a long ranid to play each file rqndi of the frequent pauses for buffering. Randi’s occasionally humorous, fllim invective, and always straightforward retelling of some of his more prominent and a few of his more obscure investigations makes for fascinating reading.

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The Ganzfeld tests proved that volunteers off the street can demonstrate ESP, so why wouldn’t we assume that Geller also exhibits this ability, at least sporadically? Jan 29, Marijan rated it really liked it. I’ve never heard of Jean Millay, but I’m happy to include her testimony. Here he shows us how what he views as sloppy research has been followed by rationalizations of evident failures, and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. It is evident that some rsndi during the photographic period this stainless steel spoon became bent.

The Kindle Edition features a new preface by James Randi. Aug 25, Kirsty rated it liked it Shelves: You can help fund our film and spread a call for reason and critical thinking and save the world from falling back into the Dark Ages! Perhaps it was Atlanteans Rebert and Otis ran some unsuccessful tests with Geller and decided that he was a fraud. The photos are about three-quarters of the way down the page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

There are two reasons why I’m not sure Flim-Flam! You take all the wonder out of everything! How frustrating that would be! Well, our time is almost up.


Or maybe everyone — me included — is just a great, big SP. Amazon Business Service for business customers.

Also, I needed to read the debunking of TM just to remind me that, as much as I admire David Lynch as one of the great artists of our time, his faith in this wacky fli, is misplaced Why People Believe Weird Things: Part One of this book is written by Uri Geller. He began his career as a magician, as The Amazing Randi, but after retiring at age 60, he began investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims.


Without hearing the tape, neither I nor anyone else can confirm flik the encounter took place.

Go to the paper, and lfim see that we said we were not able to obtain evidence for this. From his personal collection, archival-quality acid-neutralized and linen-backed for framing!

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Nov 02, Mark Fpim rated it really liked it. On his Web page, Randi notes, “One would think that the targets might be placed face-up on a table, or fastened to the separating wall, but a magician would benefit from having them posted on the wall opposite the blocked-off window in the wall, if he could by some means get a peek through that wall.

Randi continues to investigate parapsychological phenomena to this day, and I would love to see an updated version of this book. A skeptic oldie but goodie.

Plentiful photographs fam hoaxers in the act. In passing, two points might be made about this metaphor: If the story is true, then someone must have had a great deal of leverage over Mr.

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