I know that this video is old, but I was cruising through YouTube this morning and I came across it again. It’s James Randi’s TED presentation from 2010, and it’s wonderful. It’s a basic primer on Randi’s brand of skepticism and is a lot of fun….it even has one of my favorite bits: Randi ingests an entire bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills demonstrates their inefficacy. Anyway, if you’ve never seen it, enjoy! It’s fun stuff.
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This past weekend, one of my personal heroes celebrated his 83rd birthday. If you’ve read any of my older blog posts, you’ll know that Randi is and was a very important figure early in my adult life. Through his work and his books, he taught me a lot and thereby built a reasonable critical thinking base into a skeptical and scientific worldview.
I’ll spare you any more gory details and just encourage you to peruse the old “How I Became A Skeptic” blog posts from late Summer/early Fall 2010—grammatical errors and all.
The first book I ever read by Randi was The Faith Healers. So in honor of The Amazing Randi’s birthday, and that book, I thought I would share one of my favorite Randi moments:
Happy birthday Amazing one!