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James Randi

Demographics:
  • Name - James Randi
  • Birth Name - Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
  • Born - August 7, 1928
  • Place of Birth - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession - Stage magician (The Amazing Randi) & scientific skeptic.
Important Facts:
  • Best known now as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience.
  • Randi became world known in 1972 when he publicly challenged the claims of Uri Geller.
  • Randi began his career as a magician, but when he retired at age 60, he switched to investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims.
  • Randi is the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF)
  • The JREF sponsors the famous million dollar challenge (prize of US $1,000,000).
  • This challenge is to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any "paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event", under test conditions agreed to by both parties.
  • Randi was a longterm friend of Richard Feynman.
This video shows James Randi talking about his friend Richard Feynman, with some interesting anecdotes.




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