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Skeptic group offers $500,000 for proof of paranormal abilities

By T.K. Randall
January 7, 2024 · Comment icon 82 comments

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The LA-based group is offering a large cash sum to anyone who can perform paranormal abilities under scientific test conditions.
There have been quite a few paranormal challenges over the years, with the James Randi Educational Foundation's $1 million challenge for proof of psychic abilities being perhaps the most prolific.

One such challenge that remains ongoing is the CFIIG (Center for Inquiry Investigations Group ) Paranormal Challenge which is offering $500,000 to anyone who can "demonstrate any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power under scientific test conditions."

Based in Los Angeles, the CFIIG aims to "spread a plague of skepticism across the world" and approaches its work "from the perspective of science-based skepticism."

According to the group's website, applicants will need to be able to perform their ability reliably on demand and can do so either online or by meeting up with one of the group's representatives in person.
"CFIIG will work with applicants to design the test protocol and define the conditions under which the test will take place," the website states.

"In most cases, the applicant will be asked to perform an informal demonstration of the claimed ability or phenomenon; if the demonstration is successful, it will be followed by a formal test, which will be administered by CFIIG representatives."

There is even a prize of $5,000 to anyone who refers a winning applicant to the group.

Full details of the challenge and how to take part can be found - here.

Source: CFIIG.org | Comments (82)

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Comment icon #73 Posted by ChrLzs 1 month ago
And just remember folks, Papa has deliberately presented misinformation on this thread, both in terms of flat out lies, and then removing context from a quote.  Opinions are fine, but lies?
Comment icon #74 Posted by Black Red Devil 1 month ago
Finally, a guy in China has provided proof of the paranormal.  
Comment icon #75 Posted by ChrLzs 1 month ago
Not the most successful of examples...     So, Papa, here's your chance to nominate the very best example of proven psychosi ..er psychic.. powers.  
Comment icon #76 Posted by openozy 1 month ago
So yesterday ?.
Comment icon #77 Posted by ChrLzs 1 month ago
So give us something from today.  We're all ears and eyes.
Comment icon #78 Posted by openozy 1 month ago
Well I just noticed you haven't gained any insight in your absence. And who's we??
Comment icon #79 Posted by ChrLzs 25 days ago
Didn't you spot my posts, eg the one about my grandpa?  The one correcting misinformation about these challenges? That's: rather impolite indicative of someone who hasn't read the thread .. or someone who doesn't know what insight means   Go back to the beginning of the thread, and read the replies - there were quite a few requests, implicit or otherwise, requesting that people like you, actually put up an example.  So yes, we'd love to see a genuine example.  You don't? And yet we only get excuses and smarm.
Comment icon #80 Posted by openozy 25 days ago
I did read you said he was a fraudster, the type of people that give genuine paranormal people a bad name. Very impressive.
Comment icon #81 Posted by openozy 25 days ago
Didn't see anyone ask me and there are no other people like me. I don't need to see examples, I've already seen this stuff in action and that's enough proof for me and some witnesses to these events.
Comment icon #82 Posted by Bendy Demon 25 days ago
I recall seeing some of Uri Gellers performances when I was little and even then I thought it was all a bunch of idiocy. Then when I seen them again in a rerun years later (with a more mature mind) I still thought it was dorky, especially the one with the tin cans. This deceitful charlatan had the audacity to further insult the audience by claiming he was tired/distracted or something because he knew he had unwittingly exposed himself as a fraud yet he still insists on continuing to deceive people with his non-existent 'psychic abilities'. His success rate was no better than the normal hit-or-... [More]

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