posted on May, 19 2008 @ 11:03 PM
Originally posted by trilateral_insignia
So whats your opinion of him ?
I think he's okay but may be a bit too skeptical. I had an "out there" thought about him. Maybe he has amazing powers and uses them to steal
other psychics powers !! I know talk about woo woo
Anyway, did he debunk your favorite psychic/other person connected to fringe subjects ? Do you think he is Amazing ?
I had to edit this post as no one replied to my first copy about pdf's lol
So James Randi. Amazing or Annoying. Please reply
[edit on 19-5-2008 by trilateral_insignia]
As editor and owner of one the magazines that the skeptic groups around the world LOVE to HATE - I know quite a lot about the lies, spin and deception
promulgated down through the ranks of skeptical 'followers' from 'leaders' like Randi.
I call them followers because most member skeptics merely rely upon, and cite the 'expert debunking' provided to them from experts up on high
without question. Randi is quoted as an expert source of why things are frauds, hoaxes or rubbish - with rarely a thought as to his own level of
honesty or accuracy to facts.
There are many cases where Randi has refused to accept applications for his famed reward offer. Rarely do the members of his own organisation never
ever get to hear of who he rejects out of hand, or why. He appears only to accept challenges that he can 'beat'. How convenient.
The case of Project Alpha is a well-documented and thoroughly researched example of the lies and spin of James Randi.
Personally, I put closed-minded 'skeptics' in the same category as closed-minded 'believers' - neither bother to become informed with an open mind
- and neither do their respective 'causes' any good as a result.