James Randi, a magician who dedicated his life to debunking claims of paranormal powers, has died at 92.
James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92 - The New York Times
Ah no - James Randi has died, aged 92. Sad, but a hell of a life - from touring with to besting Houdini, & exposing fraud. This elven man cast a long shadow - my favourite Randi story is how he got a Nature paper (!) (1/n)
The New York Times has a very informative obituary on Randi.
Very sad to hear that James Randi has died For a beautiful portrait of the man I recommend watching the documentary 'An Honest Liar'.
From the lede: “bamboozlement, bunco, chicanery, flimflam, flummery, humbuggery, mountebankery, pettifoggery and out-and-out quacksalvery.” You have to keep reading after that!
We love a petty Canadian skeptical queen (read right through until the last line)
James "the Amazing" Randi was a big influence on my burgeoning scepticism when I was a young bloke. I met him in 1995 and found him ... a little odd. But he was a very entertaining stage magician and (mostly) a good public advocate for sceptical thinking.
From illusionist to disilluionist, the Amazing Randi. One of the best obits ever to spring from the keyboard of
The world lost a giant in the fight against misinformation: James Randi made it his mission to bring scientific rationalism to people. What roiled his blood, and was the driving impetus of his existence, was pseudoscience, and its immoral irrationality.
RIP James! In 1976, with the astronomer Carl Sagan, the writer Isaac Asimov and others, Mr. Randi founded what is now the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
RIP James Randi––an “Honest Liar” (as a magician) who exposed countless swindlers, frauds + hucksters...
Wonderful (as usual) obituary of James Randi, magician and debunker of “sundry varieties of bamboozlement, bunco, chicanery, flimflam, flummery, humbuggery, mountebankery, pettifoggery and out-and-out quacksalvery.”
RIP The Amazing Randi, "a father of the modern skeptical movement". I had to think of your dad when I read this. Hope you''re ok, Lindsay.
"I want to be cremated,” he said. “And I want my ashes blown in Uri Geller’s eyes.”
Genuinely amazing: James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92
“These things used to be on the back of cornflakes boxes,” Randi, his voice italic with derision, once told Larry King. “But apparently some scientists either don’t eat cornflakes, or they don’t read the back of the box.” RIP, Amazing Randi
And Margalit Fox is by far our most stylish obituary writer (I featured her obits of Dear Abby & Maurice Sendak in The Sense of Style.) James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92
Not the obituary I wanted to read today.
We were so lucky to have the genius Randi on the side of science:James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92
James Randi, the great skeptic and magician, came to my course in Miami, and at our lunch, I suggested that he do a gig that afternoon. My students were amazed for his 30 minutes, and he gloriously reinforced the where’s-the-proof spirit of the course.
Though he remained a dyed-in-the wool rationalist to the last, Mr. Randi had a contingency plan for the hereafter. “I want to be cremated,” he said. “And I want my ashes blown in Uri Geller’s eyes.”
Randi joked that for a time, whenever he went out he carried a slip of paper recording that date X would be the day he dies. Sad to see he won the bet on 20 October
“I want to be cremated,” he said. “And I want my ashes blown in Uri Geller’s eyes.”
Farewell to the Amazing Randi, magician and skeptic.
RIP James Randy, and thank you in particular for debunking the insidious asininity called #homeopathy.
A tragic end to a life well-lived: James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92
really nice tribute to James "the Amazing" Randi in the . Does anyone else see Gandalf in this photo?
R.I.P. James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92 - Truly amazing!
The Amazing Randi has died. 😢 He was both a magician and a skeptic, and his life’s mission was to counter pseudoscience (including fooling scientists who had bad methodology). What an incredible life he lived, and what an impact he had!
James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92
An obituary for the great skeptic and debunker James Randi who, amongst many other things, pointed out that religion is the biggest scam of all... ⁦
RIP The Amazing Randi, a skeptic for the ages…
James Randi has just passed. At the ripe old age of 92, so disbelieving bullshit clearly worked out well for him.
James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92 | RIP James | I had the honor of interviewing him for my Science and Religion: 5 Questions book
What a wild, truly Amazing, life. He and I got to talk about neuroscience and "bamboozlement, bunco, chicanery, flimflam, flummery, humbuggery, mountebankery, pettifoggery and out-and-out quacksalvery" in 2010. Smart, funny guy whose work will be missed.
James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92 - The New York Times
RIP James Randi, committed debunker of supernatural claims, master of amazing parlor tricks. My wife and I met him once, ever so briefly, at a party. He cut quite a dashing figure.
I am so sad to find this out. A true skeptic. James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92
Warriors against credulity are too often donnish, dry, doctrinaire, or disputatious. Not this one.
I'm sorry to learn of the Amazing Randi's death. I'm certain I've never taught a Critical Thinking course without finding occasion to mention James Randi at some point.
James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92
James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92 ⁦⁦