The Truth about Uri Geller
James Randi is internationally known as a magician and escape artist. But for the past thirty-five years of his professional life, he has also been active as an investigator of the paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims that have impressed the thinking of the public for a generation: ESP, psychokinesis, psychic detectives, levitation, psychic surgery, UFOs, dowsing, astrology, and many others. Those of us unable to discriminate between geniune scientific research and the pseudoscientific nonsense that has resulted in fantastic theories and fancies have long needed James Randi and Flim-Flam!
In this book, Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions. Here he shows us how what he views as sloppy research has been followed by rationalizations of evident failures, and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. Mr. Randi provides us with a compelling and convincing document that will certainly startle and enlighten all who read it.
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He's like a tiny, bearded super-hero!User Review - geekysteven - Borders
Pros: Thorough, funny and follows scientific method without exception. Cons: Out of date. Printed well before the likes of Sylvia Browne or Kevin Trudeau came into the limelight. James Randi is an ... Read full review
Review: Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other DelusionsUser Review - Leonard - Goodreads
James Randi's first major study of pseudoscience and the paranormal is lively, passionate, and incredible well-reasoned. It made a huge impression on me when I first read it as a teenager, and it's ... Read full review
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