Discussions about the James Randi Educational Foundation and its Million Dollar Challenge.
There are similar contests all over the world, Syd, though not for as large a prize.
As for whether Randi has the million bucks - if he does't pay a successful claimant, they can sue and would likely win JREF has assets.
While I get that some people wouldn't want the publicity, the publicity would be exactly what would be needed to help it get accepted by the mainstream scientific community. While someone winning the MDC wouldn't in itself be sufficient to establish anything, it would open up the door to much greater attention being paid to parapsychology, imo, and probably open up some purse strings.
Certainly if you friend can do what you claim it would be quite easy to develop a protocol to test it.
I don't know anyone who accepts something just because Randi said it- maybe there's some? I dunno.
However I'm pretty sure that if Randi went out looking for people to test he'd be accused of harrasing people. The few times he's done it I think have been only with people like Silvia Brown, who don't exactly shy away from publicity.
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