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Magic and Skepticism Panel from TAM7 PDF Print E-mail
Amazing Meeting
Written by Michael Blanford   

 

Magic & Skepticism Panel - TAM7 from JREF on Vimeo.

Visit the JREF on Vimeo to see videos from The James Randi Educational Foundation.  New videos are being added all the time, many of which are being offered free for the first time.  

 

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Recently at Science-Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harriet Hall, MD (The SkepDoc)   

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared recently at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo in medicine.

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James Randi - Fighting the Fakers PDF Print E-mail
Latest JREF News
Written by JREF Staff   

If you missed The Amaz!ng Meeting 2013, you can still catch great talks on science and skepticism given live from the TAM 2013 stage, at the James Randi Educational Foundation's YouTube page. This week's videos include James Randi's 2013 keynote address, "Fighting the Fakers":

 

 
Randi Foundation Responds to "Psychic Nikki” PDF Print E-mail
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Delivered via Twitter on September 6, 2011:

Nikki, I’ve read in the news that you’ve said you’ll take our Million Dollar Challenge and put your claimed psychic abilities to the test. You told CBC News, “I would say yes, I would take [the] challenge because I have enough faith in my own abilities, if I was available.”

You seem to be available for interviews, but so far, we haven’t heard anything from you.

If it’s true that you have faith in your own abilities, follow through and take us up on our challenge. I hope that you do follow through, and aren’t just misleading the media to get your name in the news.

Ten years ago this week, infamous U.S. “psychic” Sylvia Browne claimed on national TV that she’d take us up on our challenge. Sylvia must have no faith in her abilities, because all these years since, we’ve been waiting for her to return our calls. James Van Praagh and others have also failed to return calls about the challenge. I hope that you have more integrity than they do.

You can reach us anytime at +1 (703) 226-3794, or at jref@randi.org, to find out more or to accept our challenge and arrange for a test of your abilities. In any case, we will keep the media informed of whether or not you accept the challenge and agree to a test.

James Randi, Founder
James Randi Educational Foundation

 
Dangerous Magical Thinking in Cambodia PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dr. Karen Stollznow   

Thanks to Leo Igwe, many skeptics have heard of the strong belief in witchcraft in Africa, leading to torture, beatings and burnings of innocent people. Fewer of us have heard about the belief in some Asian countries that sex with a virgin will afford magical powers to men, leading to sex exploitation.

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