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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 10/21/2020 :  18:23:18  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
James Randi has died.

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MagicMissy
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Philippines
25 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2020 :  02:32:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send MagicMissy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Farewell James Randi, the prince of reason.

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2020 :  11:54:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A legend has passed away. May he live on in our memories, always.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
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"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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Dave W.
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USA
26009 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2020 :  21:53:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Legend? Sure. Prince? Not so much. While he was a good skeptic when it came to things he cared about, when he didn't he wasn't. For example, despite there being 30+ years of evidence in favor of global anthropogenic climate change, Randi said "I'm not sure." It wasn't something he could personally test, so he like, "meh, whatever."

And the JREF is a husk of its former self. Randi didn't give a hoot about whether it continued its mission after he retired, so it really hasn't. In September, 2015, the foundation announced that they'd be making several grants a year. Then they announced one grant in January of 2018, and another in November of 2019. But they still have educational material available! [rollseyes]

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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/10/2020 :  23:11:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How James “the Amazing” Randi Hindered His Own Movement:
I mourn for Randi, but I also mourn for what could have become of the movement he fathered. His undeniable charisma and showmanship motivated thousands to care about skepticism, but his stubbornness and inability to adapt may have doomed the skeptic movement to extinction.

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farrowpledge
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Posted - 11/22/2020 :  23:03:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send farrowpledge a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Rest In Peace, What a great loss.
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