Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:14 AM
Just curious how many have heard about this......?
Was a new find for me.....And I hope this is the right section for this...
Project Alpha was a hoax designed by James Randi, Steve Shaw (a.k.a. Banachek), and Mike Edwards from 1979-1983. Randi trained two young mentalists/magiciansóBanachek was 18 and Edwards 17 when the project beganóto fake psychic powers while being investigated in a serious scientific setting. They were able to fool the scientists for four years through more than 160 hours of experiments on their paranormal powers.
Wearer of Hats, on 29 February 2012 - 07:20 AM, said:
It jusat reinforces my belief that the Amazing Randi is the biggest pot stirrer in the world.
Depends what you mean by "pot stirrer". As I see it, Randi set out to achieve a specific, valid purpose; and was successful in doing so: an excerpt from the OP article;
It was a social experiment that was necessary to demonstrate a charge that skeptics had been making for over 150 years. Parapsychologists, no matter how intelligent or well-trained they are in science, are susceptible to deception and self-deception.