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Mercy, Indeed! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Friday, 05 December 2008 00:00

Reader Frank Trumpy sends us this hilarious ad, a quite serious one, from a circular in his vast collection:

Fathers of Mercy

Dedicated To

THE IMMACULATE VIRGIN MARY AND THE MAGISTERIUM

need men to bring the Mercy of God to all.

 

Write: Vocation Director

Fathers of Mercy

South Union, KY 42283

 

Galileo: Nincompoop

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Correction PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 10:19

In this article, I ran an item about one “astrologer Sir Bejaan Daruwala,” and I expressed my wonder that he’d been granted that honor, perhaps either for being an astrologer or for endorsing “Global Zodiac Rings and Pendants,” miraculous gems that vibrate the naïve into ecstasies of spending

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Conundrum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Saturday, 06 December 2008 00:00

Reader Ron Holmstrom in Alaska points out one of the many difficulties faced by those trying to make any sense of homeopathy. He writes:

Doctor Frank's Homeopathic Pain relief TV commercial says:

Call now and learn how to double your pain relief!

How about just add water?

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Another "History Channel" Disgrace PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 04 December 2008 00:00

Reader Dennis Middlebrooks of New York writes:

The History Channel aired a program called "The Next Nostradamus" Sunday night. The show began by claiming Nostradamus was right on target with his predictions and was "a mortal man with immortal insights into the future."  Incredibly, the show equates astrology with astronomy and states that Nostradamus developed a method to predict the future by casting horoscopes for the entire globe!  The show also claimed that Copernicus and Galileo were astrologers and described alchemy as the "science of converting lead into gold."  I kid you not.

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WIlling to Be Shown PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Monday, 01 December 2008 00:00

Reader David Glück  referred me to this site, which prompted me to respond. Perhaps you’ll go there, read the essay, and return to see my response, below…

I read this unsigned essay with great interest. Therein, I found a few canards of which I’d not previously heard. For example, I assure the author that I, as a devoted skeptic but not a cynic, personally have no fear nor worry whatsoever that claimed psi phenomena might turn out to be real, as he thought might be the case with some. In fact, upon being presented with firm evidence establishing this wonderful circumstance, I would delight in trying to solve the modi operandi that might bring about telepathy, precognition, or other such phenomena.

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