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James “The Amazing” Randi Lecture at Princeton: The Search for the Chimera



James “The Amazing” Randi in his visit to Princeton University in 2001, gives us his classic style of scientific scepticism mixed with his ability to expose the most irritating flaws in our society, and the fakers who push their tricks and gimmicks like a cheap drug.

“The Amazing” Randi is the perfect mix of Science and Magic, a true conjurer of visual machinations that can fool our senses while, at the same time, explaining to us how our senses are fooled.
In my opinion this is the best example of a “human mind debugger”, he gets right into the machinations of analog tricks and sees how our brains mistakenly manifests them as a possible reality. Randi also teaches us that illusion and trickery may be comforting to the human mind, but truth is far much more wonderful as it shows us the machinations from the chaos, the sense as well as the awe in both the tricks and the real world.

For several decades, Randi has gone on to expose hundreds of psychics and teach millions across the globe about how they could be fooled into believing in a system which could potentially make them vulnerable to trickery and perhaps psychical harm.

Randi is not afraid to go against popular opinion, as shown in his battle against so-called psychic Uri Geller in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
Randi has also gone against the bizarre practise of faith “healing” and contacting the deceased, and has exposed the cruel, callous and cynical nature of the people who claim to be performing “God’s will”, such as Peter Popoff.
Randi has also warned us time and time again about the fraudulent practise that is homoeopathic medicine and how it is essentially water solution, dished out as hocus-pocus medicine.

James Randi is the founder of The James Randi Educational Foundation, an organisation that attempts to bring reason to world by luring potential psychics into a trap, baited by a million dollar prize to prove their psychic “powers”. “powers” here is a kind of vague term,as Randi knows, so the tests are usually on the so-called psychic’s terms. No self-acclaimed psychic has ever won the prize.
Whether or not some form of psychic power exists is still an open question, however many psychics often do not properly gauge their so-called skills and instead brag about them, hence scepticism about such claims should not be so strange to their ears. Unfortunately the vast amount of psychic powers they have seem to remove all self-esteem as many psychics are often uneasy about Randi’s reasonable request and attractive reward.

Regardless, psychic frauds come and go in droves but there will only ever be one James “The Amazing” Randi.
Enjoy this lecture and help share his noble message of skepticism and critical thinking of irrational claims.

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  • The only organ devoted to thought is the BRAIN.  The 'heart' comes from legends all the way back to ancient Kemetism, in which the heart was weighed by Anubis and assessed if the heart is heavier with evil deeds than the good deeds.  Heart my ass, might was well say "I feel what is in my liver".  Keep in mind sir, I am not an atheist, but this guy is actually doing good.  Fakes and frauds make all things bad: religion, day to day life, medicine, pseudo science, the whole nine yards.  Science explains how it works; one's relationship with God is about your way of life.  There are no conflicts between the two.  Science if fact, faith is how you should feel in your mind about how you live, and that we are never truly alone.

  • Paranormal or metaphysics are just words to describe phenomenons that lay beyond the current spectrum of mankind's understanding. The universe doesn't have to conform to our beliefs and it includes our scientific beliefs. The difference between fiction and non-fiction is that fiction has to make sense. To believe we know everything is to live in ignorance and the prison of fear of the unknown.

  • This is my philosophy if someone wants to convince me they can speak to the dead and that if i give them a large fee they will help me communicate with a dead loved one–i will not say "you're a fake" however, i will say you will do it in an area that can be monitored and controlled, similar to how Randi tests for frauds etc. and if you are found to be a fraud–i will remove two of your fingers–the trigger finger and the thumb.

    that should be the penalty for fraud, now before anyone goes on about how we criticize places like the middle east for such barbarity–well the difference between this and how they cut off peoples hands in the middle east is that in the middle east you have to steal sometimes to survive, and cutting off peoples limbs becasue they tried to keep themselves from starving and or dying is wrong.

    However, these con artists steal and lie becasue any other skill is either too mundane and or difficult for them to grasp–you can make more money off of weak, gullible and desperate people then you can being a hard worker.

    so i say if you're going to con someone be preapred to lose a few fingers, do anymore and lsoe the rest, do it again, lose the hand…i bet anything that if you were to punish con artists and frauds by removing their fingers and limbs the massive amount of card sharks, hat tricks, and psycho babblers would disappear.

  • just to point out Randi's point of where is John Edwards?

    "In October 2007, claimed psychic John Edward appeared on Headline Prime, hosted by Glenn Beck; when asked if he would take Randi's challenge, Edward responded, "It's funny. I was on Larry King Live once, and they asked me the same question. And I made a joke [then], and I'll say the same thing here: Why would I allow myself to be tested by somebody who's got an adjective as a first name?"[90] Beck simply laughed and changed the subject."

    literally a pathetic excuse. Randi's name has nothing to do with it, Edward is too cunning to go becasue he has seen what Randi has done to guys before and knows if he goes on he will lose everything.

  • About time you up & died Jimbo.  You'll save a million & do the world a favour you old, dishonest con-man. Come on be off with you… ASAP  Amazing twerp!

  • Esp clapper works- your thought wave pattern when you think"clap clap" can trigger a switch to go on or off. Simple . And being done as we speak . Randy does not do enough research before he opens his mouth.

  • Ironic, and very telling is it not Mr Randi, that Margaret Mead is now considered a fraud who manipulated her data for political and social objectives.

    An original SJW.   How revealing.

  • A curmudgeon for sure. A deceiver by trade. Bent upon slight of hand his secrets are  held.  Would the Ama' Randeye stand up to his own debunking trade. Nay say I. It is a storm cried he of the dark cloud of misunderstanding. A wandering minstrel who sings not . A star of today in the long lines of P.T. Barnum who once said, there is a sucker born every minute.  

  • How many scientist fake their research results? Thousands
    How many scientist follow stupid lines of research? Most
    Most scientist are parasites of the taxpayer
    What's the point in spending millions to find water on Mars when many r dying due to no or bad water here
    The question is whether there's intelligent life on Earth. Definitely not randi.
    Randi try dmt and you will wake up to reality. Or try to unmask prophet tb Joshua and u will find he is genuine 

  • How in the hell can people believe more passionately in mysticism then repeatable, predictable scientific method that powers the very computer they are watching youtube on?

    It's like imagine I hold out my hands to you with a hundred dollar bill in my right hand, then close them and ask you which hand its in, yet you still point to the left.

  • The saddest part is when MD's or GP's refer people to Homeopathy just to get them off their books, a relative of mine was referred for a neurological condition, it was the third time, so we went to a fourth doctor who actually made the effort to find out the problem, turned out to be an aneurism and was getting dangerous, proper treatment and problem solved.

  • Note how this Martian jew Mafia Scumbag piece of synthetic shit has a last name very similar to "The Rand Corporation" the Martian jew Mafia CIA ScumBag branch of the MJM jew CIA that develops kill scenarios and actually implements them such as the pre-planned extermination of all the Human Gentiles in America by the MJM Telepathic Super Soldiers who inject Human Gentiles with Cancer, AIDS, HIV, and other poisons or poisons their pizzas and burgers and the jew owned fast food restaurants and this gives a whole different meaning to "Mystic Pizza" loaded with jew nuke sauce__all this shellacks the simple Human Gentiles in a few years and they end up in the jew hospitals being carved up by the jew doctors who sell their body parts or use the meat to make Pastrami and Corned Beef for the Martian jew Mafia delis from Coast to Coast! Yummy!

    We are living with a Super Race of Telepathic, Collective, Mind Controlling Savages and their military bases are the Churches and the Temples! Any religion that uses God as a symbol is a jew religion! In fact, and this bit of information will make Mr Rand Corp shit in his pants, the word Church is a cypher and it means Chu + Rch or if you want to buy a few letters__jew Rich or Rich jews and if you ask why the jews own everything and everybody you my friend will be the next little man on the jew cross to be crucified!

    Ah, Princeton! What a bullshit Universe-City where the Martian jew Mafia Scumbags use higher education to hunt Human Gentiles and then catch them breaking a jew law and then they get enslaved, tortured, harassed, poisoned, tortured some more and then if they beg for mercy they get whacked or if they are a pig headed NASA PhD like me I tell them to bend over and lets find out how far I can stick my foot up their Martian ass!

    Of course for those in the know, this guy looks alot like the jew symbol of jew mas or
    St Nick or Santa Claus and if you piss off this Martian jew Mafia hitman he comes to your
    house during the holidays and doesn't have to come down the chimney, no, and he'll( Hell ) be wearing a white suit and military boots! How does he get in? The Martian jew Mafia are Super Soldiers and they are Telepathic Mind Controllers so he simply tells you to get up out of your bed, walk down the stairs to the front door, unlock the door, open the door and then go back to bed__all in a MJM induced trance. After that old Satan Clause waltz's in and up to your bedroom drags you into the bathroom and pulls out the old Buzz Saw and
    hacks you to pieces. He then puts your body parts in a plastic bag and hauls your valuable meat out of the house. Of course, that pretty white suit__blood red baby__blood red!

    From the streets of Evil Los Angeles the biggest Martian jew Mafia Hell Hive,

    Wayne E. Manzo, PhD
    I'm a man of science and when I say we are living with a Super Race of Telepathic Savages___you better believe me or kiss your ass goo-bye!

  • I'm amused by his reference to 'PhDs'. In the US I noticed that someone with a PhD is referred to as 'a PhD', as if that were his or her very identity. They are revered far more than in the UK. I am 'a PhD' in the UK, and here it's just a degree, nothing more than that.

  • Randi Is Randi. You can never fool him. He fools people and admits he is an entertainer not a miracle worker like some others who want you to believe they have powers and think they are special when they aren't. Randi is Amazing because he takes us into a world where life is fun and we can believe like a kid again and do it all in good humour and make our lives better. Bless you Randi for the joy you bring us and for wanting us to use our minds to investigate on our own and separate the things that use us for gain with false claims and the the things that make us happy and realize it is a joy to be alive. 🙂 .

  • This guy is here to push the Heliocentric Scientism narrative that's been built up over the last couple hundred years by the Jesuit-trained high-Freemasonic controllers of society, in which the objective is to disprove God…he's here to help reinforce the real psuedo-sciences known as gravity and evolution(both of which are figments of the imagination and have NEVER been demonstrated) as being reality..I have a million dollar challenge for YOU sir- DEMONSTRATE ANY CURVATURE OF THE EARTH WITHOUT USING FISH-EYE LENSES OR NASI'S CGI COMPOSITES SINCE YOU FEEL IT IS "FACT" THAT PEOPLE WENT TO THE MOON..Sorry, but disproving a few simple magician's tricks doesn't prove or even indicate that there are no supernatural aspects to life and that the corrupted so-called subject of Science of today is the true and only reality…He's just covering for his Freemasonic brethren, plain and simple.

  • I think I have found out how the ESP card trick works. He said elsewhere, that it is very simple, but it is even simpler than that. All he needs is a non-random shuffle from the audience member. No switching, no hidden envelope, nothing. Just the stooge doing the shuffle properly. Amazing.

  • The chances of guessing one of the two cards inside that envelope is 40%, not 20%, because there are TWO cards inside it. One guess, but two correct answers.
    C'mon, James ……

  • You must have to be really old…or have really loose skin to do the matchbox trick?? I tried it and couldn't get my skin under the tray when I tried it!!

  • I keep saying. America was a country founded by superticious morons for superticious morons. And Americans are especially moronic when it comes to religion and supernatural matters.

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