posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 01:31 PM
You are very late on this story, more than 70% of ATS know about this challenge, and a sizable amount know it is bollocks. The reason, he
offers $1 million, is because he cannot lose. Now, that is not because no real psychics exist, and neither is it because psychic skills are not
demonstrable, it is because it is a failure designed, unscientific, unfair test.
There are two stages to it:
The preliminary: The claimant is asked for a crude demonstration of their skills
The tests: The claimant is then put through vigorous tests.
To date, there is not a single person who has applied, which is probably thousands, who have passed the prelimary test. That, is not because they
failed to demonstrate, but because the skeptic has to be convinced and testify that it was indeed proven, which basically means, the psychic has to
prove the skills, before they are even tested. It's a fallacy. And any true psychic would be able to see through it.
Now, whether you believe in psychism or not, the Randi challenge is a complete hoax of an experiment.
Now, as for those here claiming psychic abilities are not demonstrable. That is untrue. In fact, I am not going to be politically correct, it's
bolloks. Those who say this are either horribly misguided, or are making excuses for their own weak or non existing abilities. The truth is, some 90%
of the psychic you will meet, are fakes, charlatans, or deluded people. It can be really frustrating finding genuines. I know mediums, who are so
deluded, that they take their own imaginings to be messages.
However, genuines do exist, and psychic abilities have been tested, and positive results have been produced, over several decades of scientific
experiments, and some are even documented in reputable scientific journals.