The Myth of the Million Dollar Challenge: “For ten years, the modern skeptical movement has wielded a cudgel against claims of the paranormal: the James Randi Million Dollar Challenge. In many debates over the possibility of psi abilities, the Challenge provides a final word for one side… ‘has so-and-so applied for the Challenge?‘ The financial reward offered by the James Randi Educational Foundation is seen by many skeptics as providing an irresistible motivation for anybody with paranormal ability – after all, if someone could genuinely exhibit such powers, surely they would step forward to take the million?“
The Great Randi DEBUNKED!A hilarious read, thoroughly and elegantly demolishing the great Urban Myth of the so-called ‘final word’ on the non-existence of paranormal phenomena. In retrospect, we probably didn’t need a mystic medium to tell us it was as slyly bogus as making a casino ‘vanish’. Reading here on the REAL rules of the game, perhaps the psi-phy community could counter Randi’s ‘challenge’ with their own million-dollar prize for anyone who can prove that Randi ever had any intention of ever parting with that money under any circumstances!