1. An Honest Liar, James Randi's tell-all doc


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    Magician and pseudoscience skeptic James Randi shares his amazing life story and later life coming out story. See our interview with Randi above, and be sure to check the documentary on his life: An Honest Liar.

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    • Prosieben Arabella Kiesbauer and Magnetic Man HD


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      Prosieben Television host Arabella Kiesbauer present Miroslaw Magola the Magnetic Man Miroslaw Magola (1958 – ), alias Magnetic Man, was born in Poland and is now living in Munich Germany. He claims he can lift objects off the floor and transport them through the air, causing them to stick to his body - all using the power of his mind. "I load myself with energy and I connect myself to it and I'm able to raise objects" . He showed his talent for the first time on the Prosieben German television programme Arabella, the OPRAH of Germany, hosted by Arabella Kiesbauer. Also in February 1996 he was able to preform his uniqe ability on the UK television live programme Beyond Belief hosted by Sir. David Frost. His best performance to date was on a Live French television programme 2009 La Soirée de l'Etrange hosted by Christophe Dechavanne and Patrice Carmouze aired on TF1, unfortunatly reproduction is restricted by copyrite. On the History Channel television show "Stan Lee's Superhumans" in September 2010 however, demonstrated changes to Miroslaw Magola's brain waves, skin conductance and temperature. These changes were signifigant and were recorded during one of his demonstrations. He was investigated by Dr. Friedbert Karger of the Max Planck Institute and Dr. David Lewis (psychologist), a neurophysiologist at MindLab, one of the United Kingdom's leading neuro-research centers and Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, professor of Physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University in Russia, however James Randi remains unconvinced that Magola' s talent is related to psychokinesis. Randi says that when talcom powder is used Magola will not be able to pick up anything. Mr. Magola has repeatedly challenged James Randi Educational Foundation to give him a chance to win the one million dollar prize using talcom powder on a live TV show, and he has so far to date refused. See more details concerning James Randi Million Dollar Challenge on Magnetic Man.com and the David Moye , Huffington Post .com and dailymail.co.uk.

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      • James Randi - Secrets of the Psychics Documentary (Full)


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        James "The Amazing" Randi is the perfect mix of Science and Magic, a true conjurer of visual machinations that can fool our senses while, at the same time, explaining to us how our senses are fooled. In my opinion this is the best example of a "human mind debugger", he gets right into the machinations of analog tricks and sees how our brains mistakenly manifests them as a possible reality. Randi also teaches us that illusion and trickery may be comforting to the human mind, but truth is far much more wonderful as it shows us the machinations from the chaos, the sense as well as the awe in both the tricks and the real world. For several decades, Randi has gone on to expose hundreds of psychics and teach millions across the globe about how they could be fooled into believing in a system which could potentially make them vulnerable to trickery and perhaps psychical harm. Randi is not afraid to go against popular opinion, as shown in his battle against so-called psychic Uri Geller in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Randi has also gone against the bizarre practise of faith "healing" and contacting the deceased, and has exposed the cruel, callous and cynical nature of the people who claim to be performing "God's will", such as Peter Popoff. Randi has also warned us time and time again about the fraudulent practise that is homoeopathic medicine and how it is essentially water solution, dished out as hocus-pocus medicine. James Randi is the founder of The James Randi Educational Foundation, an organisation that attempts to bring reason to world by luring potential psychics into a trap, baited by a million dollar prize to prove their psychic "powers". "powers" here is a kind of vague term,as Randi knows, so the tests are usually on the so-called psychic's terms. No self-acclaimed psychic has ever won the prize. Whether or not some form of psychic power exists is still an open question, however many psychics often do not properly gauge their so-called skills and instead brag about them, hence skepticism about such claims should not be so strange to their ears. Unfortunately the vast amount of psychic powers they have seem to remove all self-esteem as many psychics are often uneasy about Randi's reasonable request and attractive million dollar reward.

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        • Bill Nye "The Science Guy"—The Future of Science, Technology, and Education VOD


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          BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY wows the audience with wit, humor, and inspiration about the future of science, technology, and education, how he got his start as “the science guy” and what we can all do to “change the world” so that everyone can embrace the wonders of science and reason. Also featured was a very special appearance by James “The Amazing” Randi, who regaled the audience with stories from his forthcoming book, A Magician in the Laboratory, and along the way explained how to test paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, his many challengers who have tried to win the million-dollar challenge offered by the James Randi Educational Foundation, and inspired a new generation of young skeptics in the audience to go out and make a difference by thinking skeptically and critically about all claims. Order this lecture on DVD: http://www.skeptic.com/productlink/av235 This lecture is one of five available from our Science Symposium held at Caltech in 2011. Read more about our Science Symposium: http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/symposium-2011/ You can also order these other Science Symposium lectures on DVD: The Believing Brain, by Michael Shermer http://www.skeptic.com/productlink/av233 On Science Religion & Morality, by Michael Shermer http://www.skeptic.com/productlink/av234 The Belief Changing Kit, a 3-DVD Set with Audience Q&A, with Nye, Randi, Dalton, Prothero http://www.skeptic.com/productlink/av236 includes av233, av234, and av235 Mr. Deity and Friends, with Brian Keith Dalton http://www.skeptic.com/productlink/av237

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          • AN HONEST LIAR Bonus Footage: Penn & Teller on The Amazing Randi


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            Please help us finish our documentary! Go to our website, http://www.anhonestliar.com/Contribute.html to donate and get great items!

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            • AN HONEST LIAR Bonus Footage: Alice Cooper threatens James "The Amazing" Randi!


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              Please help us finish our documentary! Go to our website, http://www.anhonestliar.com/Contribute.html to donate and get great items!

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              • An Honest Liar - Kickstarter Trailer!


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                Hey everyone, We just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our film - http://kck.st/W3RVWs Please spread the word & pass on the link to our page (and donate if you can!) Thanks so much, Justin

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                • James Randi and Bill Nye


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                  Part of my series of animated gifs featuring skeptics, these are two of my favourites.

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                  • James Randi and Alice Cooper


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                    James Randi and Alice Cooper recount the "Billion Dollar Babies" tour. Rough clip from the footage of An Honest Liar (www.anhonestliar.com)

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                    • James Randi: “Science and the paranormal: a magician in the laboratory”


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                      Vídeo original -diálogos en inglés y español- de la conferencia “La ciencia y lo paranormal: un mago en el laboratorio”, ofrecida por el ilusionista James Randi en Bilbao el 14 de mayo de 2012. El acto fue organizadopor el Círculo Escéptico, la Universidad de Deusto, la Fundación Educativa James Randi (JREF) y el diario 'El Correo', y lo siguieron en la sala unas 300 personas y más de 600 por 'streaming'.

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