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Darat 6th November 2006 05:47 AM

About James Randi
 
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James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
<p>Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty tricks of faith healers, investigated homeopathic water "with a memory," and generally been a thorn in the sides of those who try to pull the wool over the public's eyes in the name of the supernatural.
<p>He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Fellowship from the <a href="http://www.macfound.org" target="_new">John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation</a> in 1986.
<p>On October 19, 1993, the PBS-TV "NOVA" program broadcast a one-hour special dealing with Randi's life work, particularly with his investigations of Uri Geller and various occult and healing claims being made by scientists in Russia.<p>
He is the author of numerous books, including <i>The Truth About Uri Geller</i>, <i>The Faith Healers</i>, <i>Flim-Flam!</i>, and <i>An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural</i>. His lectures and television appearances have delighted and vexed audiences around the world.

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In 1996, the James Randi Education Foundation was established to further Randi's work. Randi's long-standing challenge to psychics now stands as a <a href="http://www.randi.org/research/index.html">$1,000,000 prize</a> administered by the Foundation. It remains unclaimed.
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