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what are your thoughts on the James Randi Challenge for psychic Sylvia Browne?

James Randi offered Sylvia Browne his million dollar challenge to prove she is a psychic medium. In anger she agreed but then never took it. She is posted all over his web site. I think it is foolish of him because no matter what any one offers him for proof he will denie it. What are your thoughts?
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Sorry to dispute your claim that he would be able to deny things. The applicant has loads of control over the test. It just must be observed. Randi is a magician, and as such is extremely well versed in the ways to trick the public. He is using this knowledge to expose frauds and charlatans. And when he does so, he no only denies that they did anything paranormal or supernatural, he shows EXACTLY how they duped their believers, even duplicating it. Here are the rules from his web site for anyone who wants to claim the million dollar prize:… Read more »

Monica
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Monica

Forget James Randi. If psychics were real, they’d be winning every lottery in the world, and they’d be filthy rich from sports betting.

danjangles
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danjangles

James Randi’s offer stands and is easy to attain.

Read the rules on his site. If you’re a psychic, the dough’s yours. If you’re a charlatan, you’ll be pointed out and branded.

Not one shred of verifiable psychicism.

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The Randi prize is for anyone who can prove supernatural or psychic abilities. If these existed, then someone should come forth and win the prize. C’mon, a MILLION dollars! You want it, don’t you? Couldn’t Uri Geller bend a spoon convincingly for that kind of money?

keats27
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keats27

How is that foolish of him? It means that he can continue to deny everything sensationalistically and save millions of dollars. At the same time, i think Sylvia would lose that challenge.

Paul S
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Paul S

Needless to say Sylvia Browne is a fraud. Randi is honest in his challenge – no-one has offered him any real evidence for psychic phenomena, and Browne is only one of many of these frauds to back down when asked to actually put their claims to the test.

If there were real psychics I would most certainly know about it, and it would be quite easy for them to demonstrate their powers.

Randi has defeated Browne on this: he challenged her, and she failed to meet the challenge. It’s that simple.

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hopefully noone will answer with bible quotes