James Randi Educational Foundation

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    April 2, 2011

    Local Legend James Randi Announces Winners of This Year's Pigasus Awards

    Courtesy, Time Magazine & the James Randi Educational FoundationRandi​Yesterday, on April 1st, my friend and ex-employer James Randi unveiled the recipients of this year's Pigasus Awards. This isn't the kind of award one wants to receive, necessarily. Randi, a local legend and internationally ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    James Randi Encourages Skeptics to "Overdose" on Homeopathic Medicines

    James Randi, the grandfather of modern skepticism and founder of the Fort Lauderdale-based James Randi Educational Foundation, has for decades offered a $1 million prize to anyone who can successfully demonstrate any paranormal ability in a laboratory setting. Now he's extending the offer to manufa ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Carl Sagan Day Pre-Event Dinner Tonight at Marumi Sushi

    ​Like Darwin Day but with a better sense of humor, the second annual Carl Sagan Day takes place tomorrow at Broward College Central Campus. Hundreds of scientific minds with gather to celebrate the life and times of Sagan, the renowned astronomist, author, and pot smoker. Sponsored by the Center f ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Anti-Vaccination Advocates Propose Florida Autism Study Based on "Junk Science"

    Dr. Mark Geier​This week, Miami New Times has a story about Gary Kompothecras, the Sarasota chiropractor and close friend of Gov. Charlie Crist who's been pressuring the Florida Department of Health to hand over sealed immunization records to a father-son team of anti-vaccination advocates.There a ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    James Randi Headlines Singularity Summit

    ​One of the world's most famous skeptics was the keynote speaker at this weekend's Singularity Summit at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.The annual event draws curious minds from around the globe to discuss a number of topics related to technological singularity, the theoretical moment in the f ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    [UPDATED] To Lift Anti-Gay Activist's Baggage, Send More Rentboys

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cAlpha Dog of the Week - George Rekerswww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorFox NewsOur New Times sister paper in Miami is enjoying a blizzard of national publicity at the moment, thanks to this story by two frequent contributors ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    The Amazing Randi: "I'm Gay"

    C. Stiles​The fact that the Amazing Randi is gay has long been an open secret. (The topic even comes up briefly in last August's New Times cover story about him.) But yesterday, on the James Randi Educational Foundation website, Randi told the world.In a brief, thoughtful message, Randi described ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    A Local Halloween Houdini Seance From A Surprising Source

    flickr.comOf course Houdini's ghost would carry chains.​ If the most famous magician in history were to come back from the dead as a publicity-related favor for any group or organization, it would probably be the skeptics.Harry Houdini spent most of his career debunking psychics and scamsters, con ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Do You Believe in Skeptics?

    Randi has a geek-chic following of intellectual skeptics. ​In last week's cover story, about "The Amazing Randi" and the skeptic culture he has helped foster over the past 40 years, we gave you 5,000 words on the man, his adventures, his detractors, and his future (not in the Sylvia Brown/Ur ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    January 19, 2006
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    April 21, 2005

    Go into the Light

    Take a ride on the spirit train with an old séance-leading sharpie named Edward "Red" Duke

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    April 10, 2003

    New Life Exposé

    Call it an adventure in confusion and vapidity, Randi says

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    October 26, 2000

    Divining Dorothy

    A South Florida woman and friends employ pendulums, rods, and intuition to peruse the paranormal