Another humorous and informative TED talk, this time by James Randi explaining why he has put up one million dollars to anyone that can prove the paranormal or psychic abilities. He also explains why he can take an overdose of homeopathic sleeping pills and still survive, and that the conjuring by fraudsters involves playing on people’s assumptions not just gullibility. Often with ruinous results.
More on the the James Randi Educational Foundation can be found here.
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