Thursday, April 22, 2010

James Randi on Psychics & Homeopathy

From February, 2007, James Randi onstage at the TED Conference, discussing psychic frauds and the homeopathy scam -- watch as he takes an entire bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills, with no effect at all.

Back story: Randi tells me that for this appearance, he had to leave the hospital bed where he was recuperating from cardiac bypass surgery and fly to California alone. Despite the strength he shows onstage, he was in pretty bad shape, and had to return to his hospital bed immediately afterwards...


Come join us at the James Randi Educational Foundation's Amazing Meeting 8 in Las Vegas this summer! It is always a fun and informative gathering of the world's great skeptics, and this year's lineup is full of people who prove the point: Richard Dawkins as keynote speaker, plus Adam Savage (Mythbuster), Penn & Teller, "Daily Show" head writer David Javerbaum, Phil Plait, and -- of course -- James Randi. We'll be at the Southpoint Casino/Resort from July 8th to 11th. If you've never been, make this the year you're introduced to TAM!