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Old 8th November 2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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NY Times article about Randi

For those who may not have seen the NY Times article,

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/ma...pgtype=article
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Old 8th November 2014, 10:56 AM   #2
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That would doubtless be interesting if I was a NYT subscriber, but it seems to not want to come up if I am not and do not intend to become one. Which, by no coincidence, is the case!!!
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Old 8th November 2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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I'm not a subscriber, came up fine for me.
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Old 8th November 2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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Amazing. The article says that Randi made Geller famous. How counter-intuitive.
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Old 8th November 2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by icerat View Post
I'm not a subscriber, came up fine for me.
I managed to read it too. I think the NYT does try and block me but I stop the page from loading before it does.

Nice article.

I really doubt that Randi helped Geller's career -- Geller spends very little time in the USA where the good money is.
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Old 30th November 2020, 07:12 PM   #6
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NYT article on Randi

Seems like an interesting fellow, but alas,, got the paywall..but:
wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Randi
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Old 1st December 2020, 04:05 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Timur View Post
Seems like an interesting fellow, but alas,, got the paywall..but:
wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Randi
You are aware of the history of this forum and it's connection to the "interesting fellow"?
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Old 1st December 2020, 06:19 AM   #8
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Not really, no .. care to enlighten?
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Old 1st December 2020, 07:49 AM   #9
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Not really, no .. care to enlighten?
This forum hasn't always went by the name you see now, it used to be the James Randi Educational Forum (JREF). The vast majority of members are here specifically due to Randi.

There are hundreds of posts herein about the man, the annual TAM meetings and so on. Periodically, though not often, Randi himself would participate. You'd be hard pushed to find a long standing member here who wasn't intimately aware of him and his lifes work, many of whom who have met him.

Haven't you noticed all the Randi avatars? They are in memorium as Randi died back in Oct. this year. His face is in our banner above.

Start here......

https://web.randi.org/home/internati...orum-sets-sail
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Old 6th December 2020, 07:09 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info! Very brilliant writer. Look forward to reading more.
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Old 7th December 2020, 01:18 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info! Very brilliant writer. Look forward to reading more.
Happy to help!
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