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Want A Million Bucks? Just Contact This Guy ... Telepathically | Buck Wolf | Posted 03.16.2015 | Weird News

Stop lying! That's what James Randi has been telling psychics, faith healers and other paranormal money grubbers for more than half a century. T...

Movie Review: An Honest Liar -- Art of Deception

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As this entertaining and touching nonfiction film reveals, that has been Randi's most important work over the years: debunking charlatans who profit from their supposed ability to contact the dead or otherwise harness the supernatural. 

"An Honest Liar:" Film Review

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

James Randi devised elaborate hoaxes over many years to prove that renowned scientists could be easily fooled by magicians into thinking that such gimmicks as psychokinesis (supposedly moving or influencing objects with one's mind) were real and not optical illusions.

Spoon-Bending Psychic Explains iPhone 6 Bending Problems

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.01.2014 | Weird News

A man famous for allegedly bending spoons with his mind is now explaining what the fork is up with the iPhone 6. Uri Geller, who rose to fame in th...

Did Spoonbending Psychic Work For CIA?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.17.2013 | Weird News

Uri Geller rose to fame in the 1970s by staring at spoons and apparently bending them with his psychic powers. But while he was wowing TV audiences...

What Sleight Of Hand Reveals About Brain Function

| Mariette DiChristina | Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

“I see you have a watch with a buckle.” Standing at my side, Apollo Robbins held my wrist lightly as he turned my hand over and back. I knew exac...

An Open Letter to Dr. Phil: Get Real

D.J. Grothe | Posted 03.13.2012 | Weird News
D.J. Grothe

When national media outlets give such a large platform to hucksters who make false promises and beguile the public, they are as much to blame for the public deception as the fake psychics themselves.

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

The Power of the Mind: Lior Suchard Is a Living, Breathing & Entertaining Example

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

At 27, Suchard is the heir apparent to Uri Geller, the self-described Israeli "mystifier" who gained fame bending spoons seemingly only with the power of his mind.

Journalists Present Acupuncture Placebo As Cure

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Dickerman

A flat Earth is not an equal proposition to a round one, and when a study shows that a placebo works as well as a medicine, it means that the medicine itself is probably a placebo.

Swines and Birds and Homeopaths, Oh My!

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Dickerman

Unfortunately, people looking to help protect themselves and their families are being preyed upon by a group whose theory of medicine goes counter to everything that is known about physiology, physics, chemistry, germ theory, and hydro-dynamics.