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Why is James Randi so against anything Paranormal

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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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I presume past and present especially with YouTube the Paranormal doesn't look good but the guy seems like a tunnel visioned idiot who shouts down like some sort of gay like god....what is his problem especially with the 0.09% genuine people who have seen stuff.




posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: 808Funk

Because He is a highly experienced warlock and wants to flush out people with the gift. Maybe...



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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Skeptards needed a guru?



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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skeptard? lol not heard that one before .

is he wrong?
if your interested in the parnormal why would you not like this guy?



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: Caver78

Yep. Penn and Teller were associated endorsers of 'facts'...



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: 808Funk
I presume past and present especially with YouTube the Paranormal doesn't look good but the guy seems like a tunnel visioned idiot who shouts down like some sort of gay like god....what is his problem especially with the 0.09% genuine people who have seen stuff.

I assume that he got into magic as a kid because he was interested in the paranormal, but was then disappointed when it turned out that the magic he was interested in was all bogus illusions. So he turned into a sour puss and decided that if he was going to be disappointed, then he'd drag everybody else down with him.

I'm pretty skeptical, but it's simply immature to not recognize and admit that there are some odd, fringe things that happen in existence that you probably will never be able to explain or understand no matter how much data you gather on it.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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well maybe he dies and finds out for himself.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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I think it's because he knows how easy it is to exploit people by pretending that voodoo is real, so he takes a hard line against it.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: wheresthebody
I think it's because he knows how easy it is to exploit people by pretending that voodoo is real, so he takes a hard line against it.

Oh, voodoo is real.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: Rikku

He puts up a million bucks IIRC for "show me the weird" however, this will include publicity and him finding a way to weasel out of paying anyways.

Call me jaded.

Dunno if you've wandered over to his forums?
Some threads will have you busting a gut. Better than a 4 star comedy lineup.


To be clear before anyone gets triggered.


skeptic
(British sceptic)
NOUN

1A person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions.

en.oxforddictionaries.com...


I used skeptard tongue in cheek for someone who argues using any number of fallacies. I'm providing a list just cause it's interesting, at least I thought so. It made me have to really think.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: 808Funk
I presume past and present especially with YouTube the Paranormal doesn't look good but the guy seems like a tunnel visioned idiot who shouts down like some sort of gay like god....what is his problem especially with the 0.09% genuine people who have seen stuff.


as i understand it, his 'problem' is that he asks people to present credible evidence, and they don't.

what does being gay have to do with any of it?



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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He is not so much against the paranormal as he is against liars and charlatans.
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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: fiverx313

No his conditions were fairly arbitrary if it was providing evidence strictly speaking, quite frankly they could have submitted stuff from the skin walker ranch and won handily.

Just sayin'



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: Caver78
a reply to: fiverx313

No his conditions were fairly arbitrary if it was providing evidence strictly speaking, quite frankly they could have submitted stuff from the skin walker ranch and won handily.

Just sayin'


if you say so



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: 808Funk

What exactly is your problem with him?

I would think that the 0.09% of "genuine" people would be happy to have someone poking holes in the frauds.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 12:00 AM
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Randi is an ex Magician and knows all the tricks, all of them.
His takedowns of so called 'Real Magicians' and Psychics are legendary.

Pretty sure his foundation still offers $1 million to prove him wrong. Plenty of frauds have tried/.
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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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Possibly he is an alien from another planet [or dimension] - Or is controled by aliens, who do not want to be exposed.

Believers in the paranormal and/or aliens are dangrous - They see the truth - They often see the reality backing

the false and appareintly secure, reality that most people accept at face value and do not question.

Randi is here to debunk any viewpoint of reality that breaks the mainstream belief that so-called 'pure science'

is always in conmand - It is not!


"We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now,
that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future".
-Max Planck
German theoretical physicist whose discovery of energy quanta won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. ]



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 02:59 AM
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Maybe because no one has ever been able to prove their psychic abilities are real? like ever. And yet countless numbers of fraudsters promote belief in such things. How can you not have a problem with this? You talk of some 0.09% of people who have had genuine experiences, yeah and practically eveeryone out there thinks they're one of those genuine experiencers, but oops, none of them, have ever been able to prove it. The world could use about a million more James Randis.

Don't give me malarkey about science afraid of shattering their preconceived notions. If precognition or telekinesis or ghosts were real, scientists would be climbing over each other to be the first to demonstrate it, because it would be the greatest discovery of all time.
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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 04:40 AM
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Well he does offer 1 million if someone can prove they have special powers,and many years of being a Magician,knows how easily the public are duped,by slight of hand,it's all an illusion,I don't agree on all of his points,but he can sniff out a fake



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 05:55 AM
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a reply to: Blue Shift
I know from reading previous posts from your good self that you are a bit of a skeptic (and why not) but some of your posts like the one above are brilliantly put.




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