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Old 17th February 2007, 12:14 AM   #1
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Talking Exploring Psychic Powers Live! - Video

OK friends. Time to out do myself! Here it is, Exploring Psychic Powers Live!

http://www.fupload.com/download.php?...7vy0nmq9jk8hdw

Bill Bixby
James Randi
Penn & Teller
Sylvia Browne
Uri Geller

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Exploring Psychic Powers Live! was a television show aired live on June 7, 1989. In it, Randi examined several people claiming psychic powers. The show offered $100,000 (Randi's then $10,000 prize plus $90,000 put up by the show's syndicator, Lexington Broadcasting) to anyone who could demonstrate genuine psychic powers. The show is a good illustration of how claimants and Randi agree to test protocols and how no "judging" is required.

* An astrologer claimed that he was able to guess correctly a person's astrological sign after talking with them for a few minutes. He was presented with twelve people, one at the time, each with a different astrological sign. The people could not tell the astrologer their astrological sign or birth date, nor could they wear anything that would indicate it. After the astrologer talked to the people, he had them sit in front of a sign that the astrologer thought was theirs. By agreement, the astrologer needed to get ten of them correct to win. He got none correct.

* The next psychic claimed to be able to read auras around people. The psychic claimed that auras were visible at least five inches from the people. The psychic chose ten people who had a clearly visible aura. The people were to stand behind screens and the psychic agreed that the aura would be visible above the screens. The screens were numbered 1 through 10, and people were selected whether or not to stand behind their screen at random. The psychic was to tell whether or not a person was standing behind each screen, by seeing the aura above. Since random guessing would be expected to get about five correct, the psychic needed to get eight of the ten right. The psychic stated that she saw an aura over all ten screens, however people were behind only four of the screens.

* A dowser claimed that he could locate water even if it was in a bottle inside a sealed cardboard box. He was shown twenty boxes and the dowser was to indicate which boxes contained a water bottle. He indicated that eight of the boxes contained water, but only five did.

* A psychometric psychic claimed to be able to receive personal information about the owner of an object from the object. In order to avoid ambiguous statements, the psychic agreed to be presented with a watch and a key from twelve different people. The psychic was to match keys and watches belonging to the same person. According to the prior agreement, the psychic had to match nine out of the twelve sets, but she succeeded in only two of the cases.

* During the program, another psychic was doing a run of 250 Zener cards, guessing which of the five symbols was on each one. Random guessing should result in about fifty correct guesses, so it was agreed in advance that the psychic had to be right on eighty-two cards. Her actual score was fifty correct guesses.
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Old 17th February 2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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BTW, the video is RealVideo and 281 MB. But it's worth it. Wait until you see how badly Sylvia Browne does her cold reading!
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Old 17th February 2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Extraordinary!

$2 a call?
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Old 18th February 2007, 11:03 AM   #4
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Awesome.... need to bookmark it for the future.

Wish we had more folks -willing- to put their abilities to the test on TV using such protocols.

Sylvia Brown(e) was incredibly sad. She was so vague, her readings couldn't be proven wrong (on the show).
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Old 18th February 2007, 11:08 AM   #5
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OK friends. Time to out do myself! Here it is, Exploring Psychic Powers Live!
Is it available in anything other than Real? I don't trust those fockers...

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Old 19th February 2007, 06:04 AM   #6
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Richard, a million thanks. I'm always looking for Geller material so really appreciate uploads like this.
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Old 19th February 2007, 06:55 PM   #7
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Thanks Richard, that was a great find.

The most incredible thing was the astrolger getting 100% wrong. The chance of that occuring is mindboggling alone. Any maths types here able to compute the probablility of that feat?

Also seeing Sylvia squirming around, in the hole she dug herself into, was very satisfying.
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Old 19th February 2007, 11:21 PM   #8
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Is it available in anything other than Real? I don't trust those fockers...

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I don't either. But you can try RealAlternative from www(dot)free-codecs(dot)com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

(Sorry I haven't posted enough, so I need to munge to URL)
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Old 20th February 2007, 04:19 AM   #9
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Well.. now it's 'out there', someone should put it on Google Videos......
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Simply, AMAZING!

Definitely should be put on Video Google and Youtube.

Thanks, Richard.
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Thanks for the link, Richard, and thank you, Hatchet, for the link to the player. It was very much appreciated.

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