- William, many thanks for giving permission to pass on
the information you sent me about James Randi.
- It's incredible that this magician is striding around
the Royal Society like a colossus while Prof. B.D. Josephson, a Nobel Laureate
for Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, is attacked
for daring to tell the truth and linking so-called paranormal phenomena
with natural forces in the universe. It's the sheer injustice of the whole
thing that is getting to me. I think I would explode with frustration if
it were not for Jeff Rense giving the truth a platform.
- From <mailto:email@example.com>William
- To Michael Roll
- Of course you may, absolutely, positively yes. When I
tell skeptics that the million is just a publicity stunt they go into a
blind denial. Randi is quoted in an article called sTARBABY written by
Dennis Rawlins a co founder of CSICOP, an organization that he quit in
disgust after it was revealed that Randi and other members falsified data
as to the Gauquelin astrology reports.
- They had set out to disprove Gauquelins findings, instead
using Gauquelins methods to their horror, they verified his findings.
You can read they whole report yourself and if you want download and print
it. Go to <http://www.zeteticism.org>www.zeteticism.org and scroll
down to Rawlins' sTARBABY -- it is fascinating and reveals to what lengths
professional skeptics will go to just to protect their agendas.
- In this article about three quarters thru Rawlins relates
that he and Randi were talking about his then ten thousand dollar challenge
and Rawlins asks Randi if he wasn't concerned that some day he might have
to give up the money and Randi answers that he wasn't concerned because
he always has a way out. He had no intention, then, in giving the
money away and he has none now, either. It is only a publicity stunt. He
is an ego maniac who needs constant attention and will start trouble, call
names whatever it takes to get that attention.
- He has had two heroes, Houdini, and Dunninger, Houdini
is who he tries to emulate with his paranormal debunking, and Dunninger
is the guy who gave him the idea for a phony monitory challenge. Most professional
magicians such as myself have nothing but contempt for the nasty fellow.
And in truth he really never was a very good performer, only good at generating
a lot of publicity for himself. I certainly hope I have been of some help
- Sincerely, William Perron <http://www.fantasyenchantment.com>