I think that you should refrain from making sweeping generalisations. I posted a lot of information from skeptics sources which criticise Randi. .
I think exercising critical thinking about everything is great, of course including James Randi. That's what James Randi WANTS you to do, he does NOT want you to "believe" what he says. He wants people to think for themselves, but to learn how to think properly, and how to stop fooling themselves.
I am NOT making sweeping generalizations. I am saying PROVE IT. That is all I am saying, and until there's proof, then the claims are meaningless. And if something has failed every test, then it seems likely it does not exist. It might, but not likely.
But its clear that you have made up your mind about Randi, and I am not going to be able to change your mind about James Randi.
I also don't have time to engage one-on-one in a battle on a road to nowhere.
My posts are just to provide some balance about what James Randi does, for people who read a thread like this, so they don't "believe" a bunch of misinformation. They can go and read all the links, and make up their own minds based on the evidence and their own judgement.
Like I said, I know Randi a bit, and I KNOW if I could prove a psychic ability, I could pass Randi's test EASILY.
If I could move a toothpick with MindPower, I would win it.
I would love to win the prize, for the money, and for the fun of it. But I can't.
I would suggest for people who are interested in this type of thing to TEST it properly, which is not easy. There are bogus books out there, who offer up ideas which are not proper tests. If a person thinks they have "powers" then test it properly, and see. The best wy to do it, is to apply for the Randi Challenge, and then start the process of testing in your own city.
Like Randi says, so for, no one has even passed the preliminary tests!
Is this due to a conspiracy, or due to the fact that paranormal powers don't exist?
Try it and find out.
I know of zero objective, peer-reviewed scientific evidence for any paranormal ability. Zero.
If anyone has any, then send it to the editors of the magazine SCIENCE, and then you will win the Nobel prize in a few years. Forget the James Randi prize, prove a paranormal ability, and you will win every scientific prize on earth, starting with the Nobel prize.
By the way, the hundreds of Cult Leaders who claim paranormal powers, are all scammers and liars and crooks, as not one of them has ever PROVEN their claims. Not one, not Sai Baba, Sri Chinmoy, or the hundreds of other crooks out there, exploiting the gullible.
Not one of those people has ever submitted to proper testing by objective scientists who know how to test this type of thing.
Don't you think if they COULD do it, that ONE of them would have tested and proven it, so they could be more famous?
Of course, that is human nature.
But they know they can't prove it, so they just lie about it.
There truly is a sucker born every minute in this world, and that is quite sad. This is why cult leaders and scammers are laughing all the way to the bank, and running amok in this world.