Friday, June 20, 2008

89th Skeptics' Circle

It's up at Ionian Enchantment.

Open thread as usual, but letting out what happens in Vegas is FORBIDDEN!

10 comments:

JanieBelle said...

Rebecca already has pictures up on Flickr.

Just sayin'.

david mabus said...

TAM 6 Call for papers: James Randi - little blaspheming atheist fraud and his army of robot zombie followers:

visit:

http://www.disclose.tv/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=94


to see how we stopped Randi's MD paranormal challenge....


and FINALLY:


guess what is inside angel's ENVELOPE:

___________________
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| RANDI'S HEAD
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___________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YXHGGfeVzI

Bronze Dog said...

Well, labeled this as an open thread, so I'll let the copy-paste spam stay.

Seems every woo is claiming credit for putting the expiration date on there. Of course, the previous change of rules was to attract the big public woos and stop the mass of labor required for every nut who thinks he can pass.

Of course, you could find another skeptic challenge. Heck, if you like I can help you hammer out a set of test protocols if you don't just wuss out in this hit-and-run.

As for your crap, you're doing an awful lot of crazy interpretation there. "Monster" is a lot to interpret as "a six-legged lamb" when developmental errors across all sorts of species on this planet are commonplace, for example.

So, where's your application to the challenge? You have to apply, negotiate a test protocol, agree on a third party to oversee the test, beat the preliminary test, and successfully repeat under the exact conditions. You don't seem to have any knowledge whatsoever about how the test is done.

Got any exact predictions that haven't happened yet?

Of course, I haven't seen any evidence that you've done any of that. The test is closing down on a delay because they're giving some of the more public nuts a chance. Sylvia Browne's been running away from her agreed-upon test for years. Deadline might actually motivate some to take the test.

Oh, and what's with the Uri Geller stuff? Randi caught him bending the key with his hands, and creating a "ratcheting" visual illusion. It's standard magician fare. The angle of the key didn't change at all during the rubbing.

Uri Geller's an enormous joke. Even seen a video once showing all the muscles in his hand tensing up while manually bending a spoon. Of course, he has to rely on spastic movement on his part or on the camera's part to get away with it.

Ryan said...

This guy hit me too. Along with about 50 others.

Congratulations on beating the challenge in your mind.

Now, just go do it and win the million. It's that easy.

Akusai said...

Oh, David Mabus. What an unhinged loon. I erase his comments as fast as they appear at my place. They never say anything substantial. I don't think he is entirely able to form complete sentences.

Bob said...

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Seek help.

William said...

He says "blaspheming atheist" like it was a bad thing.

I went to that first link, and it's just more of the same drivel he posted here. Do I have to actually watch his videos to figure out what he's trying to say? Will they make any sense?

cassol said...

I've got the feeling that anybody who didn't blaspheme against any religion would be completely silent, and possibly invisible.

Blasphemy: it's perfectly normal and natural. Make it a part of your life. Realistically, you already have.

cassol said...

Also, the world needs more robot zombies, clearly and self-evidently.

Lifewish said...

Yeah, he hit my blog too. Only reason I left his comment there was that (believe it or not) it was actually quite relevant to the thread it was posted on.

(See, with a teaser like that, there's no way you're not going to go read the blog post. Go on, you know you want to...)