Discussions about the James Randi Educational Foundation and its Million Dollar Challenge.
Yeah, i am willing to take Derrida at his word that he meant no insult.
There is a good lesson to be gleaned from this though; it is exceptionally easy for your meaning & intent to be misunderstood in print. We should all be careful and proof read our posts before hitting the submit button. In my case because of my terrible spelling!
"It is proper for you to doubt ... do not go upon report ... do not go upon tradition ... do not go upon hear-say." ~ Buddha
im sorry, english isnt my native language
i thought slur meant like something bad like an insult
and yes i am going to try to be more careful about how i write things
most of the time i am just being a cynic cause thats the way i behave, i just dont take things seriously.. i am amused by circunstances, cliches and beliefs.
That was something. Nice post though.
How can you ignore a 1 mill $ challenge, it's impossible, hahah. Great video by the way
Check out Victor Zammit's cross examination of James Randi, from their dialogue:
http://www.victorzammit.com/articles/st ... lmay11.htm
“Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Crap, it's not real.
hee hee, I had a chat with Victor on the phone once... I like the quote from Grand Illusion below, it sums the sceptic situation up perfectly:
It always amazes me that this guy was a practising lawyer.
His style is a little unusual...
It does??? I would think that in your line of work, you would have seen it all before.
heh. I just can't imagine this guy in actual practice. Maybe he had a different style back then. Thing is, for all the different styles, one thing law school really does is teach you to approach problems in a certain way - and this guy doesn't approach problems anything like any lawyer I know.
Then you need to go out and meet more lawyers. I wonder what the lawyers in Cuba are like.
You know, somewhere out there is the world's worst doctor. What's really scary is that someone has an appointment with him tomorrow...
Randi lied to weasel out of my challenge for his publicity stunt million dollars after he had accepted my challenge. For several years I have a standing offer of ten thousand dollars that I will give to Randi or any of his zombified followers if I can not prove Randi a liar. After five years there has not been one taker of my honesty challenge. It's a real simple challenge we each bring ten grand cash or certified check and give the money to an unbiased third party, perhaps an off duty police officer, and if I can not prove Randi a liar the other person gets my ten grand, if I can I take theirs home with me. Professional pseudo skeptics here is your chance for a quick buck, don't be cowards you can use the money, I dare you!
...... Bill Perron firstname.lastname@example.org contact me, I'm friendly and easy to talk to.
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