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Psychic fails James Randi $1M test

By T.K. Randall
May 7, 2009 · Comment icon 57 comments

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Patricia Putts, a psychic claiming to be able to determine personal information about a person simply by being near them has been tested by the James Randi Foundation in hope of winning the one million dollar prize, but failed to pass.
Patricia Putts, who claims to be psychic, had agreed to be tested in order to qualify for the one million dollar prize awarded by the James Randi Educational Foundation. Putts took the failure well and she did not blame the test, nor the testers."


Source: Digital Journal | Comments (57)




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Comment icon #48 Posted by AGoodWriter 15 years ago
But from the article, it seems a fair enough test.
Comment icon #49 Posted by chaoszerg 15 years ago
There are some idiots who take the test and then try and sue Randi when they dont get the money because of obvious failures on there part, here is one.
Comment icon #50 Posted by jbondo 15 years ago
What a load. Randi has no input at all into the tests claimants must pass. In fact, the claimants themselves make up their own tests. The test the claimants come up with must pass muster with the judges, none of whom get any input from Randi. If the claimant has come up with a test that can be passed through false means, then the claimant can negotiate with the jurors on how to make the test more valid. Again, Randi has no input into this process. The test the claimant is to pass must be agreed upon by both the claimant and the jurors before the process can proceed. This is no doubt why the cu... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by jbondo 15 years ago
I'm guessing you haven't read about the test have you? The claimant sets the test. Example - Hi, I'm Sue Smith. I can astral project. Here is what I will do. I will travel to 5 different location and give you details of what is at each location. JREF - Can we decide the locations? SS - No, I will give you a list. JREF - Ok, can we put something at each location that you must identify? No one can access said location after item is placed. SS - Yes, that works. JREF - Ok, you name the date. THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE. SIMPLIFIED. HN Are you sure the claimant has this much control? I want to see spe... [More]
Comment icon #52 Posted by HerNibs 15 years ago
Are you sure the claimant has this much control? I want to see specific criteria. The way I am understanding is that the claimant tells the test panel his/her specific area if expertize and then they pull a prepared outline to address that area of ability. After which the specifics of the test are negotiated. One thing I noticed that struck a chord is that most claimants back out during this process and I believe this is where the complaints against the tests comes from. In other words they are being pigeon holed into doing it a certain way. As I said in my previous post, I could be wrong and ... [More]
Comment icon #53 Posted by karl 12 15 years ago
Dereck Accora psychic performance shut down to unforseen circumstance IMPORTANT - Weymouth Show Cancelled We regret to announce that the performance at the Pavillion Theatre in Weymouth on May 8th 2009 has been cancelled. Derek apologises sincerely for any inconvenience, disappointment and the short notice. http://www.derekacorah.org/
Comment icon #54 Posted by Harte 15 years ago
http://www.happierabroad.com/Debunking_Ske...ents/Page30.htm Your source (rightly) chides Randi for errors he's made in his statements, but does absolutely nothing to question the integrity of Randi's challenge which, as has been stated several times, Randi is not personally involved in. In fact, your source erroneously implies that Randi is involved in them, and fails to acknowledge that the claimant is the one that designs the test, not the JREF: Simply put, there are a variety of reasons why it would still be unwon, ranging from Randi’s own agenda, to the simple spiritual rule that psychi... [More]
Comment icon #55 Posted by AGoodWriter 15 years ago
Your source (rightly) chides Randi for errors he's made in his statements, but does absolutely nothing to question the integrity of Randi's challenge which, as has been stated several times, Randi is not personally involved in. In fact, your source erroneously implies that Randi is involved in them, and fails to acknowledge that the claimant is the one that designs the test, not the JREF: Also, your source flatly ignores the way Randi's challenge is set up to be completely unbiased, and recommends a challenge set up by one of the incense-burners from his own cohort, demanding (although he deni... [More]
Comment icon #56 Posted by Harte 15 years ago
Whoops, forgot to read the link. LOL. Well, you're ahead of me then! Lost some intelligence reading that diatribe. Harte
Comment icon #57 Posted by HerNibs 15 years ago
Psychic fails JREF Test A very good article regarding Mrs. Putt and the test. It gives a great explanation of each bit of the test. HN


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