Renowned magician and skeptic James Randi passes away at 92

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  1. tincanary

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    I always admired Randi, very good magician and his skepticism is second to none. Nobody has ever been able to win his million dollar challenge. He was very successful in proving charlatans and those who claimed to have supernatural abilities as frauds. If you haven't read it, check out the book Flim Flam and the documentary An Honest Liar. Very good stuff.
     
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    I too have been a long-time admirer of James. I was always impressed with his ability to duplicate the claims of folks and their "physic powers". Flim Flam is a hard-to-put-down page-turner. As stated, nobody was ever able to claim his million dollar challenge. He has written a number of other books, my favorite being: An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural.

    RIP James.
     
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    No kidding, that is too bad. liked him

    RIP!