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James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92

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James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:15:54 PM »
James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92

He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.
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Re: James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 01:47:38 PM »
Sad news indeed.  :(

He was a source of inspiration, and not only for my own sweet self. There is some hope for the future of scepticism, with the likes of Stephen Woodford (YouTuber known as RationalityRules) bringing scepticism and rational thought to the younger crowd. They have big shoes to fill, but for a multitude of reasons, I think they will be alright.
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Re: James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2020, 02:10:59 PM »
Yeah, I saw a post this morning about his death. :( RIP.
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Re: James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2020, 03:16:19 PM »
It's a sad year.
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Re: James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 01:50:17 AM »
I loved his straight faced witticism especially with his duel with Uri Geller. He tackled the tricksters head on without flinching.
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Re: James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2020, 08:39:15 AM »
I loved his straight faced witticism especially with his duel with Uri Geller. He tackled the tricksters head on without flinching.

Uri Geller was quite rude about James after his death :(
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
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