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"randi yes" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

04:32 min | Last month

"randi yes" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"We'll always be accurate and will always be in the right position. I think he's somebody that could be worth looking at, you know. A two or so But he's not okay. And then the other just real quick. I know we're long have a Kyle Trask. He's down in your neck of the woods from Florida and then another SEC kid Kellen Monde at a Texas A and M is getting some buzz. Now the Kelly Mahon fan personally, but from what I've seen of him, especially in some big moments, I think he hasn't always answered the call. Um Cal Trask. You know, if you go off what he did last year, you'd be crazy not to want him. The problem is where you going? Are you going to watch him? You know, if you're towards the end of the first, it might be worth taking a shot on him and let him sit for a year or two. I would still would go with the veteran and let him learn behind it. Right. It's very intriguing. It's fun. It's exciting. Just love talking football. And in the draft coming up in the Niners are right in the thick of it, man. So we're ready. Good stuff, man. Enjoy the old line breakdown that Jimmy Breakdown the Flaco breakdown. And, of course, go Bruins tomorrow night, Right? Come on now. Don't give up this shit, man. Alright, babe can do it. Yes. Nice. Really a real quick just on the way out. And you were there with Walton. And did you ever like to rub elbows with Bill and in the Wizard on like crossing the quad in front of Royce Hall? Well, Randi Yes, all that all the time. All the time. Bill was two years ahead of me. So brother President, brother in the back. Oh, yeah, He did. Yeah. Holly, General Bill's brother bruising here. Yeah. Roof of the year older than Bill. So, Yeah, I played with Bill for Bruce for one year. Good stuff. Keep the family together. All right, Randy, take care of that for the time. Thank you. Appreciate it. Thanks, Randy Cross. Polly. I could listen to Randy all day. I don't know. I mean, that's just Marie Three Super Bowl championship. Remember the other day I said this. Randy did it the right way. He took the Mike Eruzione e route where he said Okay, I got my third Super Bowl ring. Good night, everybody. It's been great, and he walked off his champion. That's the way to go, man. That's why I was perfect. Yeah, back when they won the bull. A man that well, Murphy's I'd like to say that's back in the day for me used to go to the Super Bowls and Wyndham. Yeah, I mean for the kids out there, they don't know They don't know what's supposed to be good. Don't get me all upset. Now it's a Friday. I knew I saw an opening and I went in just for I wanted some raw. Paulie. Man. I know. I know, I know, but I want to get to that point again when we go to Super Bowls and we go ahead and win those actually selling me on Flacco. He did a little bit. Yeah. Where's Brian Murphy? A guy whose watch? Well at this point Now I'm being realistic. I'm looking at the shelves. All you ever go to the shelves and it's not there. I mean, you you go to the fridge. It's not there. That's my dear departed buddy. Tiny who we lost a year ago, the legend. He was one of the greatest chefs in the world. Right. He was opened restaurants in Asia, Europe, North America. But tiny was legendary for you'd wake up in the morning. He just opened the fridge and dude like frickin Houdini. He would make you an omelet out of whatever was in there. Yeah, And so I mean, you need to have that skill to be able to make it work with what you got. And right now they open the fridge and, uh, Andy Dalton, just a bear. Mitch Travis Keys. A Bill Ryan Fitzgerald's Washington football. Simmer bacon soda in there to find out that you're gonna have the old Kobe percents a dolphin and Tyrod Taylor is a Texan. And And now you know, all of a sudden, Flacco's like, Hey, I'm around. You're like, OK, I saw this on. That's excellent. And Marcus the water boy and I were just talking about this behind the scenes that you saw the Raiders told Marcus Mario to you to take a pay cut or we're cutting you. Yes, very Odo might be available. Now you're talking now. Business that would be But now you're talking because that kid, I'm telling you, that kid still got something in a great show. Starkey would say. Oh, what have been answered. If you would have an answer. That would that would be excited. Probably would see the Raiders are cutting guys. Hand over fist. Yeah. So look at Water Boys team. Running themselves. They're like they're like it. It's like what happens in Vegas. Nothing you're going on all night. But you wake up. You don't even wake up. It's seven a.m.. You've lost money. You don't even know what you are. That's what happens in Vegas, Man. There's no productive behavior in Vegas. Coming empty the tank, baby. Yeah, alright. Good stuff. Enjoyed that. Thanks, Waterboy for booking Randy Cross, Let's do the list. The list. Top three Cinderella stories. This is gonna be cool. I'm actually this is actually gonna be a lot of five. No idea where Copes and Polly are going, right? Right. Right. We'll do that. Next. Can't hear one of 45 and 6 80 The sports later. This is Murphy and Mac Stream us on KNBR. Calm through your smartphone or desktop We are these sports leader is traffic is sponsored by the San.

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"randi yes" Discussed on Citation Needed

Citation Needed

07:45 min | 5 months ago

"randi yes" Discussed on Citation Needed

"What my favorite fail of the evening was professional. Crystal healer vallery suon who attempted to use esp to identify the symbols. On two hundred and fifty zimmer cards she got fifty correct. Oh amazing. Spur those of you. Who are not math nerds aren't with center. Cards is exactly as good as we're in every time so that's a tie math one that lady one side note about this exposing psychic powers. That tv show was the start of my favorite rumor about james randi. Yes even better than he had psychic powers and pretended not to it was that he had anti-psychotic power. Yes uses them on people when he debunks a rumor that became so common. That later on randy had to agree not to know certain tests suit any uses them argument. Somebody's made while talking to me about this. They brought another time. Well there's a lot of anti psychotic. He could have been blocking. Could've used the anti magic as a blanket spell before even if you didn't know about it he could've just ahead of time. Yeah and then the psychic has the cast an interrupted it becomes a whole epic gathering but it turns out that offering people money if they could do what they say is an excellent way to prove that people can't fuck and do what they say. So starting in nineteen ninety-six six. The newly formed james randi educational foundation or jay ref offered a prize of one million dollars to anyone able to demonstrate a supernatural ability. Under scientific testing gray area agreed to by both sides now. Several popular psychics were asked if they would accept the challenge including rosemary. Altea john edward. Sylvia brown said yes actually but then never showed up in the day. Ref kept clock on its website recording. The number of weeks rounded accepted the challenge without thorough and they kept that clock on their website. until brown's death that november twenty third okay but knowing sylvia problem. That doesn't mean she's still not going to take the challenge. Now i will point out. There is a public log of everyone who ever participated in the million dollar challenge complete with video or those who actually showed up he win. No but despair you going through dozens of website pages. They all pretty much went like this. I i'm a psychic. And i would like one million dollars please Sure just tell us what you can do and let us watch you do it. I couldn't the challenge. Fuck you okay. Now be fair ila. That's how they all went. Know buck you with the challenge. That happened that's fan So until the challenge with bron with randy's retirement in two thousand fifteen nobody ever claimed the prize. Hey for what. It's worth same challenge. But i'll give you a billion dollars jillian point. There's so much more randy stuff we could talk about here range conferences. He wrote for and produced several skeptical. Publications even got his own documentary and on october twentieth of twenty twenty. He died of what the james randi educational foundation riley called. Age related causes a really nice way to say he was fucking. Oh but it was also a legend and he will be sorely missed absolutely and if you had to summarize what you've learned in one sentence what would it be anyone who claim to be a psychic from one thousand nine hundred ninety six to two thousand fifteen is a liar evil or both pretty much all the other years. Are you ready for the quiz. Yes and i can prove it. I don't know the james randi changed his name because it didn't fit is occupation names and occupations. Could he have tried a purveyor of shitty beer. James shanty a pyro technic. Flames randy a cowl rustler. James brandy a person who frequents shady massage. Parlours robert kraft I'm going to go with c. Brandy brandy because he can also lead nickel that way. All lie. psychic powers aren't real but if they were which won't be the best to have for our show. Hey automatic writing which is the act of writing without conscious intent otherwise known as the alive is. That's just a one. I'm so i have one last question for you away like everybody else on the show. I am a big fan of james randi and i was fortunate enough to meet him briefly on two occasions. A question to you is on those two occasions. Which of the following things to james randi actually do a accused me who's stealing be challenged me to a fight see told my wife she was too good for me or d. All of the among. God's please randy fuck out of james randi that dino give me that d- oh it is destroyed. It is so yeah all right well regardless you beat up james. Randi noah didn't accept But i'll i'll let let's go next so that he so that somebody who won't accuse me of beaten off well for tom. Noah's cease lynn. Eli i'm heath. Thanks for hanging out with us today. we'll be back next week. But then cease will be an expert on something else now and then you can hear thomas salon cognitive dissonance and you can hear illinois and myself on god awful movies. 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"randi yes" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:00 min | 6 months ago

"randi yes" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Of November. Here on news hopefully is the start of a good day ahead for you. Stephanie Meat is looking at traffic to see if there any slow down to get in the way of your morning drive six o'clock hour. We'll start with them thirties in terms of temperature, right where you expected? Randi? Yes. Where we were on Monday morning here, But the difference is we had a cold front come through last night, So it's not gonna be as mild as we had yesterday will stay in the forties during the day so kind of a quick shot of chillier. Went out, but it should be dry outside. Right now we do have a clear to partly cloudy sky tempt to the airport. 37 counts about a chilly northwest window when coming down about 16 miles an hour feels like temperature 28 degrees. Who grabbed the sun glasses? Grab the jack here during the day today, a lot of thirties on the map you can see up around Lafayette 36 degrees 37, Coca mo. 40 Shelbyville 40 Below Mission 36 Green Castle and 38 that comes in from terror house So bust up forecast the day had clear partly cloudy. Chilly by six o'clock 35 degrees seven o'clock 34 8 o'clock this morning temperature right around 32 traveling today. South Bend, Chicago. Lot of Sunshine 39 South Bend, 40 to Chicago. Evans. Really a nice day. Cool, Sunny and bright and Evansville, your high temperature rider on 51 degrees Sally Picture does show a few clouds coming down some high clouds, mainly across parts of northern Indiana. That's associate with a cold front. That's going to get out of here. I think for the most part, we can expect a lot of sound shot during the day today. So here's our future cast model by noontime Mary a cloud in the sky and again we'll keep the sunshine going right on through this afternoon, and that's gonna pay the way for pretty Cold night tonight in the early Wednesday morning, so stay with us in a little bit. I'll tell you more about a breezy, chilly day. Also when sixties will return. And yet we can rain chances pretty likely here one of the two days we'll break it down here. The day forecast coming up. They had, plus a whole bunch more here, Steph in just a few minutes. All right. Sounds great grand looking forward to that for those leaving right now. Homework coming home from work. You should have a pretty decent commute. Either way, I 4 65 Year 69 at Binford Boulevard.

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"randi yes" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Assange was supposed to appear through video link at a hearing about a US extradition ever yesterday. But his attorney says Assange was too ill to appear. It is a five forty right now, sixty two degrees to wake up to the storms last night. Yeah. He would be late for us. Randi. Yeah. Really? When I drove in some places, as a lot of rainfall your to check that. Also, we're look back in the month of may and still tracking a few showers thunder showers mainly across the northern part of the state. What kind of time this out, and we'll have that big weekend? Forecast coming up in just a few minutes. This is daybreak on wish TV and ninety three metro T mobile has the best deal in wireless. Switch to metro and get two lines for just eighty bucks with Amazon prime included all month every month. Plus, get two free Simpson. Galaxy Jason star phones. Get the best deal in wireless today, only at metro sales tax activision fee, fifty dollar, plus Glenn required. Not valid for numbers currently on T mobile network or on Mitchell in ninety days. Offer. Subject to change offer valid for new Amazon prime members. Amazon prime has a twelve ninety nine per month value eligible port required. Restrictions apply. See store for details. Intrinsic editions. You'll do it right. To get your hands on tease. You can count on end at lower prices. Lows does it right to savings during craftsman Medes? Hurry in and take advantage of great deals like a craftsman twenty max for two combo, featuring a drill impact driver. Reciprocating saw and task life for just one hundred forty nine dollars and pick up a seventeen inch gas string trimmer for only one hundred twenty nine dollars, whatever projects are on your list. Dewitt right-foot, less start with Lowe's offers fell through six five. US only. At Melis, we believe, free-range living is good for hens and kids alike. Let's listen. Tire floor is hot lava that will definitely catch on fire. The counter save the beanbags safe. And so was my dad's coat that I do on the ground that cushion way over there, save but good luck making it one piece. Oh, by the way, you're.

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"randi yes" Discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist

Thank God I'm Atheist

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist

"Because most stuff that I'm thinking about is during large events where there's going to be right. Tens of thousands of people right flooding out of say like the Mormon church's conference center, right, right? Which is a delightful time. Right. And so there's just all these people flooding out, and it used to be just you wouldn't believe the number of bad shoes. But before they started like regulating in a little bit and giving them a space. They could just kind of stand wherever right, right? And I think that they were in that in that way, they were being a nuisance. In sort of a different way right now, they have him in a corner somewhere. Not really out of the way, people are still walking right right in front of them. Right. But they are like fenced off almost there's there's like raise their voice out to like say things people. Yeah. I think so of them have bullhorns or mobile, bullhorns and stuff. One guy always loves to like get a book of Mormon and some like. Mormon garments that he got his hands on and drag them on the ground and be like, what are you gonna do about it? What are you gonna do about it? What dick such a dig MU? And then he'll challenge you like Jerry to throw my bible on the ground. I dare ya. It's like, okay. Bible on the ground that just seems unnecessary. It's yeah. He's he's just I mean what he's doing is declaring himself not a serious person. But just but solely a provocateur. Yeah. That's all. I care about is provoking you. Yeah. I don't really care about my message. I don't really care about. I just want to promote Mormons. He's a real life troll. Yeah. Yeah. He's he doesn't hide in the corners of the internet. No. Then it gets out there. And he actually is actually his money is very much where his mouth is. He has a little bit of my respect. He's going about it the wrong way. I think he's misguided. I think he's being offensive. He's being a jerk. But he's not one of those not shying away from it. Yeah. Exactly willing to put his face on his asshole ary. Sure. Yeah. All right. Hey, speaking of dick heads. A little lowering transition. Thank you. Remember, the eighty s some of it. So literally just a blur. Kind of a blur O'Kane blur. You know, we we we did Ella metric school differently back. Then. But there was a name that was very a big name back in the eighties. Yuri geller. Do you? Remember this guy? I do remember the name Yuri Geller. He was a TV psychic. He was he wasn't a TV. So he was he was the guy. So he was studied by a bunch of like Harvard professors or something and they were just they believed. He had telepathic telecom network power. Oh, jesus. Okay. Bending spoons making things move. This says. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. And and the big famous thing that happened was that he went he went on Johnny Carson's tonight show. Right. And and the first time we went on. I think he was able to do all this stuff. He bent the spoons. He did the things they had him back on. And this time they asked of the amazing, Randi amazing, Randi. Yeah. Our good friend. Yeah. To go on or to just just a asked him. How? Do I make sure that these guys that this guy doesn't doesn't fake anything? Yeah. And I'll Randy did was coached them on, you know, have your own props. Okay. You have a, you know, all the things that he would need. But make sure that he doesn't have access to them at all until he's on the air. Right. Okay. Just so we can't prepare the props right? And guess what? His powers went away magically was too weak to perform any of his powers when that happened. Anyway. So but believers in woo are not easily swayed on so he's he's still been lurking around for a while. Now. Really? Yeah. Not doesn't have a lot of believers that did kind of decimate the belief in him because it was it's cringing. You can find it on the internet. It is croon g well, isn't it in the the amazing Randi in in documentary and honest liar. Yeah..

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"randi yes" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

05:46 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on KTOK

"They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know, it's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think that they've read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic realm. I think that's not. But I think that's not the way. Sort of polarization. Divide expresses itself is that people put up a sort of a psychological barrier when they say there's no evidence literally there is no evidence. Because there's lot of evidence because people talk about it all the time. It's tough good. It's not it's not sanctioned experience been given permission to take it seriously. And I think most people do. They need they need some sort of. They don't really think for themselves. What they think of themselves up to a point. And I think actually a lot of people who thinks that they think for themselves. Critically still actually thinking within the bulk. And that's why you get these. You know, he's gonna defense if we actually well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a good debunking of a topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. Absolutely. And that's why I focused on Randy's prize. I expect some many. James, randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. Million Dollar Challenge. This is was actually discontinued a few years ago. But I didn't miss a thirty four years. He offered a cash pies. I think it started. I didn't see thousands dollars. Does it sort of slow? To become a million dollars. And the idea is that if. Anybody could convince him that they had some sort of special psychical abnormal? Then he would award dot com. I'm the thinking of. Anybody who really to could? Show indicate to start schools, whatever it might be. Truly happy house, then why not go into the pies and get the money. And it's a very powerful statement ever won. And I was very interested in this very interested in that sort of skepticism because I think that he actually did was created Bobby interesting device trick. Comes. You make it as difficult as possible for people to the prize, you just college as much as you can Mattis. So it's it's it's impossible to go into the price. Lots of people have tried into a terrific snuggle with him conditions. And then you tons on says, well, maybe he's won the prize. But what really interesting about this is it. It's. Sponsor of scientists. It didn't me. Some of the the leading voices in ACS. Scientific. Rely on on on this particular device to say down Clayton came. One time. I was about ten fifteen years ago. There was a lot of writing about. The pay stub nine eleven climates. Thrice in people like Wichita can from Donald Dennis. I'm Harris is another one of the Hitchin. Thank people were liking, very well, see, well, regarded books. Well. Michael. That's psychics talk each other, poppy, real genuine. I'm why. Because none of them has one round is great. For them. It has nothing to do with investigation. Get stuff got single thing. That's convinced them that. It isn't true. And I stopped by by the immense power. So that's why I use my book the book that see if anybody is interested in the price of self. Not very much about it. I just. Stopping point for some kind of skepticism. I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars to give away. And and number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting. No matter what evidence came forward that somebody had proven their point dot com. That's the that's the beauty of it is. But you know, Johnson fine love..

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"randi yes" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

18:10 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"Welcome back. Robert mcluhan is a freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for the guardian. He's been a member of the society for psychical research since nineteen Ninety-three and blogs about paranormal topics since two thousand fourteen is edited the Cy encyclopedia. It's a free online resource that contains more than three hundred in-depth articles about a century and a half of scientific research into ESP dreams medium ship and related psychic experiences. His new book is called Randy's prize. What skeptics say about the paranormal why they're wrong, and why it matters. Robert, welcome to the program. Thank you. I'm sorry. I wonder in your in your work online and writing about it for this encyclopedia and also your, you know, your blog, do you engage with the with skeptics, do you have a dialogue with them. And can you have a healthy conversation? A very interesting question. Yes. It depends on what sort of skeptic. They are kinda skeptic to to sort of. Bunk. Call waiting to talk to them. I have tried. Walks up to a point. But it's really like a dialogue is the death the real contacts. And I think that's something. But increasingly experiencing walling what people's overcomes Gaijin tried really communicate because they're not interested in other. They just want to express their until this up. Very occasionally people who are much more serious in both cases. Yes on meaningful discussion, but not with the expectation of a change in mind. I always find it amazing that scientists somebody who's pure scientists who's interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining information and testing hypotheses that they would be interested in what we would call fringe or frontier sciences Cy research you oppose near death experiences. Mediums things of that sort to test. Whether it's true or not, and how it might fit into a model of the universe in a model of reality. But in fact, it it seems like so many. For them. It's a religion. And they they close their ears and their eyes, and they don't wanna hear about it. Well, what you described the parapsychologists because the people I mean, we put shelves. You can top basal people, automated, invaded exactly that experiment. They they try it out to my mind. I'm not too hard. The the vast majority. Because I think that. A lot of issues here. I guess they will touch on a few of them. But there was a, you know, psychological issues. Everybody needs a framework. Takes place. And I think science has not framework. I'm unfortunately, phenomena RAV ally outside it. And it's very difficult for them to make that spent. So I think they do react to pensively on of course, from the outside all the weird natural. But though, it is, you know, something you just have to accept. You know, I've covered Cy research and psychic topics a lot remote viewing. And we'll get into those in a minute. My my main framework is dealing with UFO's and skepticism in that area. I've found that, you know, otherwise inquisitive scientific minds will say, well, you know, I read all the literature in that area. And there's just no proof that you are a genuine mystery or something unexplained. The fact is there is no literature for them to read because articles scientific articles don't get printed in science journals. They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know, it's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think that they've read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic realm. I think that's that's the problem. But I think that way. The sort of polarization. Divide expresses itself is that people put up a sort of a psychological barrier when they say there's no evidence literally there is no evidence. There's a lot of evidence. Because people talk about the people all the time. Is stuff that it's not. It's not sanctioned experience. They haven't been given permission to take. And I think most people do that. They used some sort of authority they didn't really think for themselves. So they think of themselves up to a point. I think actually a lotta people who thinks that they think for themselves and think critically still actually thinking within the book. I'm not why you get these. You know, he's very defensive reaction. Well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a deep a good debunking of a topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. That's why I focused on Randy's pies. I expect that some listeners will be James, Randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. Million Dollar Challenge is. It was actually discontinued a few years ago. Forty years. He offered a cash prize. I think it stopped. Thousand dollars. Does it sort of swelled over a period to become a million dollars? The idea was that. Anybody could convince him that they had some sort of special psychical? Abnormal powers. He would award about the pulse of money. I'm the thinking, but. Anybody who who really to could tell with each show communicate with spirits? All schools, or whatever it might be. Anybody truly happens Powell and why not go into the pie from and get the money. And it's a very powerful statement. Ever won. And was very interested in this very interested in that sort of skepticism because I think that what he actually did was created a robbery interesting device. He's in fact to trick. You make it as difficult as possible for people to the price you colleges as much as you can Matthew. It's it's much impossible. Ready to go into the prize? Multiple people have tried into a terrific struggle with him over the conditions. And so on. Well, maybe he's won the prize. But what really interests me about this? Responsive scientists. Some of the would be voices in eighteen years. Mm. The second is. Scientific. While the rely on on Randy's on of this particular device to face down played Powerball McCain one time, I think about ten fifteen years ago. It was a loss of writing. Pay stub climates strikes in people like cub, Wichita can philosopher Daniel. Sam Harris is another one Christopher Hitchin. People were writing very well received, well, regarded books, well, regarded in something. Record as. Say that psychics to each other puppy. They be genuine why? Because number one round prize. That's great proof for them. It has nothing to do with scientific investigation stuff. Got single thing that convinced them that it isn't true, and I stopped by by the tala. So that's why I use it as the title of my book, the book that if anybody is interested in the price it self. I'm afraid there's no. Pretty much about. But what I do. Stopping point time. I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars to get away. And and a number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize it or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting evidence came forward that somebody hit proven their point. Likely that. That's the beauty of it is that, you know, you find out, of course, he's lost in the wealthy who could read accept it. Because he did it would be embarrassing for him. I don't actually agree about the money. I think they do that to have financial arrangements in place. I suspect it was some kind of insurance. But I think the people were involved, and I think that that part of it would have been genuine. Know the money would have been death. But certainly having followed the drama involved in in other people's attempts to get seriously engage with them one realizes how extremely difficult. It would be. I also the kind of people who applied for the prize a pool the time to people who would have winning it at two dollars. A lot of people out there who somewhat some about that. Rally probably every year. Have to deal with you know, Robert self-deceiving people. So that's not an environment in which. The the the skepticism that I encounter the debunking. I should say, you know, it's always pretty much the same. It's a a world weary sigh from the bunker. Oh, no not this claim again. I'll just have to set these these deluded people straight, and then it's a hottie dismissal. And because everyone in the world is is on a binge of insults now with social media, and and feel they can get away with it. It's always harsh language and poking fun and just certainly beneath people who are genuine scientists. You would think. I've always tried to find a space where one to talk about these things without we've out that. Blog is quite a challenge because you can't really sort of see results. But I I found on the whole using respectful. Not too seriously. Up to a points. You can get you got people coming onto. But on the whole, Derek. Am I could use possibles around the forum, you can have an exchange up to a point? But it actually does become quite difficult. There are people who are just too difficult to be managed, and then you have to block him not that causes problem. Well, then they proclaim victory over you. When you block them. And that's that's sorta little gold star. Cared about because. The conversation can call. You're in the know conform in somebody's stands up and starts heckling and shopping eventually you have to call security. There's no other way. Do you? You know, you you accept the idea? That is a good thing genuine skepticism, you're dealing with topics Cy topics psychic experiences, ESPN dreams and mediums. And you know, all of those fields have had their share up of fakes or people who are deluded or just plain wrong. So it's a good thing to be able to weed it out and try to figure out what the where and win substance might exist. Right. Absolutely. I mean, you've got to be fun. And that's really what interests me because I'm not interested in pitching conversat time afraid I anyway, a lot of the time all the time. Engage people. Genuine skeptical agnostic kind of people possibly cookie interested in these things how to serious discussion with them. So that's you know, my writing is not idea. And I think in that respect I differ from quite a lot of authors in this field who I suspect community are talking to their audience. All right say. Doesn't appreciate great. Well, the more than the appreciate meat, but I think it's important to try to reach out to different constituencies. Absolutely not to try and put the material in people and say about this. That's what I'd be working on years. Well, you know, we're seeing that now with the UFO topic the New York Times covered it in a big story in December of two thousand seventeen a lot of other media have followed and now you have mainstream. Scientists cautiously edging toward reading about it and learning about it whereas two years ago, they wouldn't touch it. Well, that's excellent. I mean, there will be a backlash. Yes. In in sort of what what you tend to find in my view, I'm dealing with. Psychics and particularly the experimental size ESPN. So what you tend to find some major claim reaches gets. Gets into the mainstream media within the bounds comments. Extensively and it makes an impact. What you will bend find his. But sort of a spill skeptics quite serious way. She writes. Defend on it. Do. Provide provide the opposite views in order to reassure their own constituency who all scientists? So then fine. But there were so to narrative side-by-side, very often these days you find them online. So you're in the position if you're serious about wants trying to understand it you have to try and compare the two things one against the other can Patty arguments, and that's exactly what I did in Randy's pies. Because I'm I'm very interested in arguments. I'm interested in in how how people explains. About scientists. Late nineteenth century when they seriously started to sit down and do surveys to do analysis experiment. You can choose what they did with. Just came out with the explanations contracts. How can we explain this? Hi, this is this. Let's. Work is a whole series of all time. Could find a normal explanation? I'm they couldn't. And that's why the scientific food for so long. What we now go past psychology. I suppose research why still subsist why there's too much. To be documented in many, many ways thousands of times explanations have been put forward. The way we work. When you going to be skeptics side skeptics will come up with common sense ideas. Just to give an example, I suppose a very crude example is the medium. I'll tell you what. Robert hold on a moment. I'm sorry to interrupt. We need to go to a break right now. When we come back. We'll pick up that example, you're gonna use in the course of working on this book. Randy's prize you read pretty much everything on Cy and psychic research figure up to date. We're to hear some of that in a moment.

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"randi yes" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

16:44 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Welcome back. Robert McLaughlin is a freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for the guardian news been a member of the society for psychical research since nineteen Ninety-three and blogs about paranormal topics since two thousand fourteen is edited the Cy encyclopedia. It's a free online resource that contains more than three hundred in-depth articles about a century and a half of scientific research into ESP dreams medium ship and related psychic experiences. His new book is called Randy's prize. What skeptics say about the paranormal why they're wrong, and why it matters. Robert, welcome to the program. I'm great. I I wonder in your in your work on line and writing about it for this encyclopedia and also your, you know, your blog, do you engage with the with skeptics, do you have a dialogue with them. And can you have a healthy conversation? A very interesting question. Yes. A nice. It depends on what sort of skeptic. They are kind of skeptic is just that to to sort of. No, you can't even talk to them. I have tried. Walks up to a point. But it's really like a dialogue. No real complex. I think that something. But increasingly scary. Let people congregation tied really communicate because they're not interested in. Yellow? I want to express their. Very occasionally people who much more serious. Cases. Yes. Meaningful discussion. Expectation of changing mind, I always find it amazing that scientists somebody who's a pure scientists who's interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining information and testing hypotheses that they would be interested in what we would call fringe or frontier sciences Cy research you oppose near death experiences. Mediums things of that sort to test. Whether it's true or not, and how it might fit into a model of the universe in a model of reality. But in fact, that it seems like so many. It for them. It's a religion. And they they close their ears and their eyes, and they don't wanna hear about it. Well, what you described the parapsychologists because the people I mean somebody like we put shelves can do right in basil. People are fascinated. Exactly that experiment. They tried to sign. My mind, I'm not too hard on. The vast majority. Because I think that. A lot of issues here. I guess they will touch on a few of them. You know, a, psychological issues. Everybody needs a framework. Takes place, and I find has not framework. Unfortunately, phenomena, Robin outside it. And it's very difficult for them to make that step. So I think they do the app defensively. And of course from the outside. Natural. But there it is, you know, something you just have to accept. I think I've covered Cy research and psychic topics a lot remote viewing. And we'll get into those in a minute. My my mainframe workers dealing with UFO's and skepticism in that area. I've found that, you know, otherwise inquisitive scientific minds will say, well, you know, I've read all the literature in that area. And there's just no proof that you are a genuine mystery or something unexplained. The fact is there is no literature for them to read because articles scientific articles don't get credit in science journals. They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know, it's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think they read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic realm. And I think that's that's the problem. But I think what way sort of like Asian that sort of. Divide expresses itself is people put up a sort of psychological barrier when they say there's no evidence. There is no evidence. There's a lot of evidence because. People talk about this all the time. It's tough good. It's not it's not sanctioned experience. We haven't been given permission. And I think most people do. Some of. They don't really think for themselves. So they themselves up to a point. And I think that's your lotta people who thinks that they think for themselves. Critically still actually thinking within. I'm not why you get these defensive reaction. Well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a good debunking of topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. Absolutely. And that's why I focus on Randy's prize. I expect. Listeners will be James, Randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. Million Dollar Challenge is was actually discontinued a few years ago. But. I didn't know four years. He offered a cash prize. And I think it started. I didn't. Two thousand dollars sort of swelled over. To become a million dollars. The idea is that. Anybody could convince him that they have some sort of special psychical normal palace. Then he would award about. Pocket money. I'm the thinking is always. Anybody who? Could tell the future. Oh, communicate with spirits. Whatever it might be. Pows, then why not go into the pies and get the money? And it's a very powerful statement. And I was very interested in this very interested in that sort of skepticism because I think that. What we actually did was create interesting device trick. Come to make it as difficult as possible. Oh. You. As much as you can Matthew. It's it's much impossible. To go into the price. Lots of people have tried to into a terrific struggle with them. Over the conditions. And so on. Tons on. Maybe he's won the prize. But what really interests me about this? It's. Sponsor of scientists. Some of the the new. Voices in atheism. Secularism? Scientific. Reliable on Randy's pies of this particular device to face down Clayton came one time about ten fifteen years ago. Nine eleven climates. And people like come Wichita can from. Sam Harris is another one of the Hitchin. People were liking very well received, well, regarded books, well, regarded in something. Saying that some psychics talk you telling puppy, they copy genuine why? Because none of them has one round is great proof them has nothing to do with scientific investigation. Get stuff got single thing. That's convinced them that. It isn't true. And I stopped by the tala. So that's why I use it as the title of my book the book into that. See if anybody is interested in the price fell from the very much about. I I just sort of a stopping point for something kind of skepticism. I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars to give away. And and a number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize at or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting. No matter what evidence came forward that somebody had proven their point. Exactly that. That's it is. And find out of course, he's lost in the wealthy could accept it. Because if you did. Embarrassing for him. I don't actually agree about the money. I think they actually have financial arrangements in place. I suspect it was some kind of insurance. But I think other people were involved, and I think that that part of it, would it be genuine, you know, the money would it be. But certainly having followed the drama on skin in other people who attempts to. You know to get seriously to engage with them in an attempt. One realize is how extremely difficult. It would be. And I also the kind of people who applied for the price. All the time to people who would have winning it. And it is true. You know, there are a lot of people out there somewhat deleted about that. Rally probably every year to deal with. You know, rather self-defeating people? So that's not an environment in which. The the skepticism that I encounter the debunking. I should say, you know, it's always pretty much the same. It's a a world weary sigh from the bunker. Oh, no not this claim again. I'll just have to set these these deluded people straight, and then it's a haughty dismissal. And because everyone in the world is is on a binge of insults now with social media, and and feel they can get away with it. It's always harsh language and poking fun and just certainly beneath people who are genuine scientists. You would think. I agree. I've always tried to find a space where one could actually talk about these things without without of course. Of course, log is quite a challenge because you know. Can't really so the seniors off. But I actually I found the whole, you know, using respectful. Discuss seriously. Up to a points. You can get. I mean, you've got people coming on. So. But on the whole Derek minority possibles run a forum. You can have an extensive up to a point. But it actually does become quite difficult. There are people who are just too difficult to be managed, and then you have to block that causes problem. Well, then they proclaim victory oria when you block them. And that's that's a little gold star is cared about them because you know, in the conversation can call. You were in an open forum and somebody stands up and starts heckling. And shopping you have to call. There's no other way, you, you know, you you accept the idea that scepticisms a good thing genuine skepticism, you're dealing with topics Cy topics. I kick experiences ESPN dreams and mediums. And you know, all of those fields have had their share up of fakes or people who are deluded or just plain wrong. So it's a good thing to be able to weed it out and try to figure out what the where and when substance might exist, right? Absolutely. Thought to be fun. And that's really what interests me because I'm not interested in preaching the conversat with I'm afraid I anyway, a lot of the time all the time. Engage people who have. Agnostic kind of people who possibly cookie interested in these things on how to serious discussion with them. But that's all my writing is is not idea. And I think in that respect I differ from quite a lot of field who I suspect just talking to that. All right. Not to say the audience doesn't appreciate greatly. Probably the appreciate me, but I to try to reach out to different constituencies, absolutely. To try and put them to people and say think about this. That's what I'd be working on. Yeah. Well, you know, we're seeing that now with the your foe topic. The New York Times covered it in a big story in December of two thousand seventeen a lot of other media have followed and now you have mainstream. Scientists cautiously edging toward reading about it and learning about it whereas two years ago, they wouldn't touch. Well, that's excellent. I mean, there will be a backlash. Yes. In in paisley. What what you tend to find in my field? I'm dealing with. Psychics and particularly the experimental size ESPN. So what you tend to find these some major Clayton. Beaches. He gets into the mainstream media, and he's written about some comments. Extensively. Impact? What you will? Find is sort of a backlash still skeptics quite serious way. She likes to descend on it. Decent provide provide the opposite point of view in order to reassure that constituency. Scientists. Then fine. But there were some to narrative side-by-side, very often these days you find them online. So you're in the position if you're serious about one trying to understand it you have to compare that you things one against the other the arguments not exactly what I did in Iran pies. Because I'm I'm very interested in. I'm interested in in. What how how people explain me? What can be said about scientists?.

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"randi yes" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

17:13 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on KTOK

"Welcome back. Robert mcluhan is a freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for the guardian. He's been a member of the society for psychical research since nineteen Ninety-three and blogs about paranormal topics since two thousand fourteen is edited the science Cyclope. It's a free online resource that contains more than three hundred in-depth articles about a century and a half of scientific research into ESP dreams medium ship and related psychic experiences. His new book is called Randy's prize. What skeptics say about the paranormal why they're wrong, and why it matters. Robert, welcome to the program. Who cares? I wonder in your in your work on line and writing about it for this encyclopedia and also your, you know, your blog, do you engage with the with skeptics, do you have a dialogue with them. And can you have a healthy conversation? A very interesting question to obsolete. Yes. A nice it depends on what sort of skeptic. They are kind of skeptic just that to to sort of. No, you can't talk to them. I have tried. Walks up to a point. But it's really like a a dialogue. No real complex. And I think that's something. Increasingly like scary. Values. Let people so the Gaijin tribes really communicate because they're not interested in. They just want to express. Very occasionally people who are much more serious in both cases. Yes. Discussion. Not to be expectation of change in mind. I always find it amazing that scientists somebody who's a pure scientists who's interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining information and testing hypotheses that they would be interested in what we would call fringe or frontier sciences Cy research you up oppose near death experiences. Mediums things of that sort to test. Whether it's true or not, and how it might fit into a model of the universe in a model of reality. But in fact, it it seems like so many. For them. It's a religion. And they they close their ears and their eyes, and they don't wanna hear about it. Well, what you described the parapsychologists because the people we put shell. In writing. People are people. Exactly that experiment. They try it out to sign my mind. I'm I'm not too hard on the other. The vast majority. Because I think that. A lot of issues here. I guess they will touch on a few of them. But there was a, you know, a, psychological issues. Everybody needs a framework. Takes place, and I find that framework. Unfortunately, phenomena, LA LA fight it, and it's very difficult for them to make that. So I think they do react defensively on of course, from the outside all the wisdom of natural. It is it's something you just have to accept. I've covered Cy research and psychic topics a lot remote viewing. And we'll get into those in a minute. My my main framework is dealing with UFO's and skepticism in that area. I've found that, you know, otherwise inquisitive scientific minds will say, well, you know, I've read all the literature in that area. And there's just no proof that you are a genuine mystery or something unexplained. The fact is there is no literature for them to read because articles scientific articles don't get printed in science journals. They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know, it's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think that they read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic realm. That's not. But I think that way. Sort of polarization that sort of divide expresses itself is that. Pulled up a psychological barrier when they gave us no evidence literally there is no evidence. Of evidence. Talk about it. All the time. It's good. It's not it's not sanctioned experience. It's not been given permission to take it seriously. And I can most people do. They need some sort of. They don't really think for themselves. What they think of themselves up to a point. I think actually a lot of people who thinks that they think for themselves and critically still actually thinking within the bulk. And that's why you get these defensive reaction. Well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a deep a good debunking of a topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. That's why I I. I expect many. James, randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. Million Dollar Challenge. This is. It was actually discontinued a few years ago. But. Four years. He offered a cash pies. And I think it started thousand callers sort of slow period. To become a million dollars. The idea was that anybody could convince him that they had some sort of special psychical happen. Then he would award dot com. The pocket money. I'm the thinking is always. Anybody who could? Future show communicate with spirits, spoons or whatever it might be. Truly happy and why not? Go into the pies and get the money. And it's a very powerful statement. Ever one. And is very interested in this very interested in that sort of skepticism because I think that. What he actually did was create a robbing entrusting device. He comes. You make it as difficult as possible. Oh. College age as much as you can matters. It's impossible. To go into the price. Lots of people have tried got into a terrific struggle over them conditions. And so on. Say well, maybe he's won the prize. But what really interests me about this? It's. Sponsor of scientists it interests me. Some of the the leading voices in atheism. Secularism? Scientific. Rely on on on this particular device to face down Clayton paranormal came one time I was about ten fifteen years ago. Nine eleven climates. People like come talk in philosophy. Donald. Somehow or another lump Christopher Hitchens. People were liking very well received, well, regarded books, well, regarded in something so. Saying that some psychics talk to each other. Pulpy real they copy genuine. I'm why because none of them has one round who's that's great proof for them. It has nothing to do with investigation. Get stuff got single thing. That's convinced them that. It isn't true, and I stopped by by the immense power. So that's why I use my book the book that see if anybody is interested in the price. Itself. I'm not very much about it in the book. But I guess. Stopping point for something. Kind of skepticism. I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars to get away. And and number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting. What evidence came forward that somebody had proven their point. You've. You johnson. And of course, he's the last person in the world who could accept it. Because he did. Get some embarrassing for him. I don't actually agree about the money. I think they've actually have financial arrangements in place. I suspect it was some kind of insurance. Were involved. And I think that at least that part of it, would it be genuine. Know the money would it be. But certainly having followed the drama in in other people. Attempts to get seriously engaged them in an attempt one realizes how extremely difficult. It would be I. The of people who applied for the price. A all the time to people who would have a winning. It is a lot of people out there somewhat some deleted about. And I think he probably every year deal with a lot of you know, Robert self-deceiving people. So that's not an environment in which the truth. The the skepticism that I encounter the debunking. I should say, you know, it's always pretty much the same. It's a a world weary sigh from the bunker. Oh, no not this claim again. I'll just have to set these these deluded people straight, and then it's a haughty dismissal. And because everyone in the world is is on a binge of insults now with social media and feel they can get away with it. It's always harsh language and poking fun and just certainly beneath people who are genuine scientists. You would think. I've always tried to find a space where one could actually talk about these things without we've out that. Blog is quite a challenge because you can't really sort of seniors don't want, but I actually found on the whole using respectful. Matha seriously. Up to a points. You can get you got people coming on. So. But on the whole. Run for him. You can't have an extended up to a point. But it actually does become quite difficult. There are people who are just too difficult to be managed, and then you have to block him not that causes problem. Well, then they proclaim victory over you. When you block them. And that's that's sorta little gold star. Cared about him because you know, stopped income the station. You can call. Anything you want an open forum and somebody stands up and stop shopping. You have to call. No other way, you, you know, you you accept the idea that scepticisms a good thing genuine skepticism, you're dealing with topics Cy topics psychic experiences, ESP and dreams and mediums. And you know, all of those fields have had their share up of fakes or people who are deluded or just plain wrong. So it's a good thing to be able to weed it out and try to figure out what the where and when substance might exist, right? Absolutely. That's got to be fun. And that's really what interests me because I'm not interested in preaching to the converted. Because I'm afraid I anyway, a lot of the time all the time. Engage people who have. Agnostic the kind of people who possibly could be interested in these things if one how to serious discussion with them. So that's you know, my writing is based on that idea. And I think in that respect I differ from quite a lot of. The field who I suspect community are talking about. All right. Not to say that. The stuff appreciate greatly probably the modem. Appreciate me. But I think it's important to try to reach out to different constituencies. Absolutely not to try and put the material in front of people and say about this. Working on the news. You know, we're seeing that now with the UFO topic. The New York Times covered it in a big story in December of two thousand seventeen a lot of other media followed and now you have mainstream. Scientists cautiously edging toward reading about it and learning about it whereas two years ago, they they wouldn't touch it. Well, that's excellent. I mean, there will be a backlash. Yes. Go in in in. What what you tend to find in my field? I'm dealing with. Psychics? Experimental size ESPN. So what you tend to find these some major claim. Reaches gets gets into the mainstream media commented on. Extensively and it makes an impact what you will then fine. But. Skeptics quite serious way. She writes descend on it. Defective inducing. Provide provide the opposite point of view in order to reassure that Darren constituency law scientists. So you then fine. But there were so to now side by side. I'm very often these days you find them online. So you're in the position if you're serious about wanting to understand it you have to try and compare that you things one against the other and confetti arguments, not exactly what I did in in Randy's pies. Because I'm I'm very interested in I'm interested in in how how people explain these things. Be said about them scientists. The late nineteenth century when they seriously. You sit down and do surveys to do analysis experiment. Trying to come to what he did. It's just came out with the explanations contracts nations. How can we explain this? Let's try this. Let's see. 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"randi yes" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

16:37 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Welcome back. Robert mcluhan is a freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for the guardian. He's been a member of the society for psychical research since nineteen Ninety-three and blogs about paranormal topics since two thousand fourteen is edited the Cy encyclopedia. It's a free online resource that contains more than three hundred in-depth articles about a century and a half of scientific research into ESP dreams medium ship and related psychic experiences. His new book is called Randy's prize. What skeptics say about the paranormal why they're wrong, and why it matters. Robert, welcome to the program. Thank you. I wonder in your in your work on line and writing about it for this encyclopedia and also your, you know, your blog, do you engage with the with skeptics, do you have a dialogue with them. And can you have a healthy conversation? A very interesting question. Yes. It depends on what kind of skeptic is just to. No, you can't really talk to them. I have tried. Walks up to a point. Like, a a dialogue. There's no real contacts. And I think that's something. Very. What people? Really communicate because they're not interested. Very occasionally people who are much more serious cases. Yes. Expectation of mind. I always find it amazing that scientists somebody who's a pure scientists who's interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining information and testing hypotheses that they would be interested in what we would call friends or frontier sciences siree. Search you up near death experiences. Mediums things of that sort to test. Whether it's true or not, and how it might fit into a model of the universe in a model of reality. But in fact, it it seems like so many. For them. It's a religion. And they they closer ears and their eyes, and they don't wanna hear about it. Well, what you described the parapsychologists because the people. The top basil. People are fascinated. Heavy idealism. Experiment. To sign in my mind. I'm I'm not too hard. The vast majority. Because I think that. Issues here. I guess they will touch on. You know, a, psychological issues. Everybody lose a framework. You know place. Science has not framework. Unfortunately, phenomena, LA LA. Outside it. Very difficult for them to make. So I think they do the app defensively. And of course from the outside. You know, something you just have to accept. I've covered Cy research and psychic topics a lot remote viewing. And we'll get into those in a minute. My my main framework is dealing with UAW. Os and skepticism in that area. I've found that, you know, otherwise inquisitive scientific minds will say, well, you know, I've read all the literature in that area. And there's just no proof that you are a genuine mystery or something unexplained. And then the fact is there is no literature for them to read because articles scientific articles don't get printed in science journals. They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know. It's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think that they've read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic Rome. But I think that's not. There's this sort of polarization sort of divide expresses itself is that people put up a sort of psychological barrier. There is no evidence. There's a lot of evidence. He will talk about this all the time. Stuff that it's not it's not sanctioned experience. It's not given permission to take it seriously. And I think most people do. That. They need some sort of authority. Think for themselves. Goes up to a point. I think actually a lot of people who thinks that they think for themselves. It's still actually working within. And that's why you get these. Well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a debate a good debunking of a topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. That's why I I. I expect. Randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. Million Dollar Challenge is it was actually discontinued a few years ago. I didn't expect you forty years. He offered a cash prize. I think it started. Sort of materials. To become a million dollars. The idea was. But. Anybody could convince him that they had some sort of special psychical abnormal Tyler's, he would award about the money. I'm the thinking is always. Anybody who who really to could show communicate the spirit? Whatever it might be anybody powers. And why not? Into the pies and get the money. And it's a very powerful statement. Ever founded. And is very interested in this very interested in that food of skepticism because I think that what he actually did was create interesting device. It's difficult as possible. College as as much as you can. It's impossible. Into the. The people have tried got into a terrific struggle with him conditions and so on and then you tons. Well, maybe he's won the prize. But what really interests me about this? It's. Sponsor of the scientists. It has. The. Some of the the new. Voices in atheism. Scientific. Rely on on on this particular device to face down trading paranormal came. One time. I was about ten fifteen years ago. Nine eleven climates. People like. Doc in. Somehow or another one 'cause the Hitchin. Thank people were very well received from well regarded books. Well. Recold? That some psychics talk be telling Pompey wheel the copy genuine. I'm why because none of them has one rounders prize. That's great. For them. It has nothing to do with scientific investigation stuff. Got single thing. Convinced them that it isn't true. I stopped by by the events tala. So that's why I use my book the book into that. See if anybody is interested in the price. Itself. I'm not very much about you. I I guess. Starting point. I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars to get away. And and a number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting. No matter what evidence came forward that. Somebody hit proven their point. That's the beauty of it is. But you know, you find lobsters. And of course, he's the last person in the world who could accept it. Because he gets. Embarrassing for him. I don't actually agree about the money. I think they've actually have financial arrangements in place. I I suspect some kind of insurance. Other people were involved. And I think that that part of it, would it be genuine says the money with it bad. But certainly having followed the drama. In other people's attempts to to get him seriously to engage with them. One realizes how extremely difficult. It would be and I kind of. People who apply for the price. Cool the time to people who would have a winning, and it is a lot of people out there who somewhat some deleted about that. And I think he probably every year. I had to deal with you know, rather self-deceiving people. So that's not an environment in which the truth. The the skepticism that I encounter the debunking. I should say, you know, it's always pretty much the same. It's a a world weary sigh from the bunker. Oh, no not this claim again. I'll just have to set these these deluded people straight, and then it's a haughty dismissal. And because everyone in the world is is on a binge of insults now with social media, and and feel they can get away with it. It's always harsh language and poking fun and just certainly beneath people who are genuine scientists. You would think. Things. I've always tried to find a space where one could actually talk about these things without out that. Blog is quite a challenge because you know. I can't really sort of seeing it off. But I actually I found on the whole, you know, he is respectful. He's not too seriously. Up to a point. You can get you got people coming on. So. But on the whole. Could you know around for? You can have an extended up to a point. But it actually does become quite difficult. Are just to difficult to be managed to block him not that causes problem. Well, then they proclaim victory over you. When you block them. And that's that's sorta little gold star. Cared about them. Because you know, you can't really. You. You're in an open forum in somebody's stands up and starts heckling and shopping. You have to call security. There's no other way, you, you know, you you accept the idea that scepticisms a good thing genuine skepticism, you're dealing with topics Cy topics. I kick experiences ESP and dreams and mediums. And you know, all of those fields have had their share up of fakes or people who are deluded or just plain wrong. So it's a good thing to be able to weed it out and try to figure out what the where and when substance might exist. Right. Absolutely got to be fun. And that's really what interesting because you know, I'm not interested in preaching the converse with I'm afraid I anyway, a lot of the time. I got all the time. Engage people. You got to go agnostic kind of people who possibly could be interested in these things out of serious discussing. That's you know, my thing is is that idea. And I I think in that respect I differ from quite a loss of. Field who I suspect community are just talking. All right. Not to say appreciate greatly probably. All the more than me. But I think it's important to try to reach out to different constituencies. Absolutely try and put the material and say think about this. You know, that's what I'd be working on the loss. Well, you know, we're seeing that now with the your topic the New York Times covered it in a big story in December of two thousand seventeen a lot of other media have followed and now you have mainstream. Scientists cautiously edging toward reading about it and learning about it whereas two years ago, they wouldn't touch. Well, that's excellent. I mean, there will be a backlash. Yes. Going in in sort of what? What you tend to find in in my field. I'm dealing with. Psychics? Experimental size ESPN. So what you tend to find some major Clayton. Beaches. Gets into the mainstream media within the bounds. And. Extensively and it makes an impact what you will then fine. But. It's still skeptics quite serious way. She writes defend on it. Provide provide the opposite point of view in order to reassure that Darren constituency scientists. Then fine. But there were so to our side by side. I'm very often these days you find them online. So you're in the position if you're serious about wants to try to understand it you have to try and compare the two things one against the other and confetti all not exactly what I did in Iran pies. Because I'm I'm very interested in I'm interested in in. What how how people explain me be said about them..

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"randi yes" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

16:40 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Welcome back. Robert McLaughlin is a freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for the guardian. He's been a member of the society for psychical research since nineteen Ninety-three and blogs about paranormal topics since two thousand fourteen is edited the Cy encyclopedia. It's a free online resource that contains more than three hundred in-depth articles about a century and a half of scientific research into ESP dreams medium ship and related psychic experiences. His new book is called Randy's prize. What skeptics say about the paranormal why they're wrong, and why it matters. Robert, welcome to the program. I I wonder in your in your work on line and writing about it for this encyclopedia and also your, you know, your blog, do you engage with the with skepticism dialogue with them. And can you have a healthy conversation? A very interesting question. Yes. It depends on what sort of skeptic. Kind of skeptic. To to sort of. No, you can't talk to them. I have tried. Walks up to a point. Dialogue. There's no real contract. And I think that's something. But increasingly way experience. Really communicate because they're not interested in here. Yellow? Expense. Very occasionally people who are much more serious. Yes. Talk of discussing expectation of a change in mind. I always find it amazing that scientists somebody who's a pure scientists who's interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining information and testing hypotheses that they would be interested in what we would call fringe or frontier sciences Cy research UAW owes near death experiences. Mediums things that sort to test. Whether it's true or not, and how it might fit into a model of the universe in a model of reality. But in fact, it it seems like so many. For them. It's a religion. And they they closer ears and their eyes, and they don't wanna hear about it. Well, what you described the parapsychologists because the people. Basil. People are fascinated by. Exactly that experiment. Tried out to sign my mind. I'm not too hard on the vast majority. Because I think that. Yeah. I guess they will touch on. But there was a, you know, psychological issues. Everybody needs a framework in which takes place. Framework. Unfortunately, phenomena, LA LA. And it's very difficult. So I think they do the app defensively on of course from the outside the wisdom natural. But there it is, you know, something you just have to accept. I've covered Cy research and psychic topics a lot remote viewing. And we'll get into those in a minute. My my mainframe workers dealing with UFO's and skepticism in that area. I've found that, you know, otherwise inquisitive scientific minds will say, well, you know, I've read all the literature in that area. And there's just no proof that you are a genuine mystery or something unexplained. And then the fact is there is no literature for them to read because articles scientific articles don't printed in science journals. They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know, it's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think that they read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic realm. And I think that's. But I think that's not the way. The polarization, but. Divide expresses itself is that. Put up a sort of a psychological barrier. No evidence. There is no evidence because there's lots of evidence. People talk about. All the time. Stuff that it's not it's not sanctioned experience been given permission to take. And I think most people do. They need some sort of Ritchie. I think for themselves they themselves up to a point. He thinks that they think for themselves from critically still actually thinking within the book. And that's why you get these these very defensive reaction. Well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a good debunking of topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. That's why I focused on. I expect it some. James, randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. Million Dollar Challenge is. Discontinued a few years ago. But I didn't thirty four years. He offered a cash prize. I think it started a few thousand dollars. Does it sort of? To become a million dollars. The idea was that. Anybody could convince him they had some sort of special psychical normal, then he would award about. About. Money. I'm thinking always. Anybody who who really to could? Show. Communicate the spirit soul food, whatever it might be. And why not pies and get the money? And it's a very powerful statement. Ever one. Very interested in this. In that skepticism because I think that. What are you actually live creates interesting device? It's difficult as possible. Surprise you. As much as you can. It's it's impossible. To come into the prize. Multiple people have tried. I got into a terrific struggle with him. Conditions. And so on. Maybe he's won the prize. But what really interests me about this? Response of scientists. Me some of the. Voices in ACS. Scientific. On on this particular device to face down. Mccain one time I was about ten fifteen years ago. Nine eleven climates. People like come. Doc in off Donald. Hiring is another one of the Hitchin. People were very well received. Well, regarded books. Well, we thought. Recold as. Saying that psychics talk to each other Pompey wheel. They can't be genuine and why because none of them has one price. That's great. For them. It has nothing to do with scientific investigation. Stuff got single thing. Convinced them that it isn't true. Stalked by by the power. Massacre. So that's why I use my book the book into that. If anybody is interested in the pike itself, I'm not very much about the book. I. Stopping point for something kinds of skepticism. I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars to give away. And and number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize it or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting. No matter what evidence came forward that somebody had proven their point. But you know, he's Johnson find love. And of course, he's lost in the wealthy who could read accept it. Because he gets them embarrassing for him. I don't actually agree about the money. I think they've actually have financial arrangements in place. I suspect it was some kind of insurance. But I think other people were involved, and I think that at least that part of it, would it be genuine. The money would have been, but certainly having followed the drama in the people who attempts to. Curious to engage with them. One realizes how extremely difficult. It would be. I I it. it. The who's applied for the price. All the time to people. Winning it. A lot of people out that somewhat deleted about. Rally probably every year had to deal with a local, you know, Robert. Self-deceiving people. So that's not an environment in which the truth. The the skepticism that I encounter the debunking. I should say, you know, it's always pretty much the same. It's a a world weary sigh from the bunker. Oh, no not this claim again. I'll just have to set these these deluded people straight, and then it's a haughty dismissal. And because everyone in the world is is on a binge of insults now with social media in and feel they can get away with it. It's always a harsh language and poking fun and just certainly beneath of people who are genuine scientists. You would think. I've always tried to find a space where one could actually talk about these things without without that. Blog is quite a challenge because you know. I can't really so the seniors off. But I I found the whole you respect fulltime. New. Seriously. Up to a point. You can get you got people coming onto mother. But on the whole. Around the forum. You can't have an exchange. Up to a point. But it actually does become quite difficult. There are people who are just too difficult to be managed. Block that causes problem. Well, then they proclaim victory over you. When you block them. And that's that's sorta little gold star. Cared about spot them because of. And. Can't buy anything. You can forum in somebody's stands up and stop shopping you have to call security. There's no other way, you, you know, you you accept the idea that scepticisms a good thing genuine skepticism, you're dealing with topics Cy topics psychic experiences, ESPN dreams and mediums. And you know, all of those fields have had their share up of fakes or people who are deluded or just plain wrong. So it's a good thing to be able to weed it out and try to figure out what the where and when substance might exist, right? Absolutely. Got to be fun. And that's really what interests me because you know, I'm not interested in preaching to the converted which I'm afraid I anyway, a lot of the time. All the time. Engage people. Agnostic kind of people who possibly could be interested in these things serious discussion with them. That's you know, my writing is is not idea. And I think in that respect I differ from quite a lot of authors did field who I suspect community are talking to that. All right. Not to say that the audience doesn't appreciate greatly. Appreciate me. But I think it's important to try to reach out to different constituencies. Absolutely not to try and put the material and funding people think about this. You know, that's what I'd be working on the loss. Well, you know, we're seeing that now with the topic the New York Times covered it in a big story in December of two thousand seventeen a lot of other media have followed and now you have mainstream. Scientists cautiously edging toward reading about it and learning about it whereas two years ago, they wouldn't touch it. Well, that's excellent. I mean, there will be a backlash. Yes. In in sort of what you tend to find in my field. I'm dealing with. Psychics? Experimental size ESPN. So what you tend to find these some major claim. Reaches gets deal. And gets into the mainstream media with the commented on. Extensively and it makes it impact on what you will then fine. But sort of spilled skeptics quite serious way. She likes me will descend on it. Provide the opposite point of view in order to reassure that in constituency scientists. So then fine. But there were so to fight very often these days you find them online. So you're in the position if you're serious about one is trying to understand it you have to try and compare the two things one against the other competitor arguments. Exactly what I did in Iran. Because I'm I'm argument. I'm interested in how how people explain these things about scientists..

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"randi yes" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

17:13 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on KGO 810

"Welcome back. Robert McLaughlin is a freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for the guardian news been a member of the society for psychical research since nineteen Ninety-three and blogs about paranormal topics since two thousand fourteen is edited the Cy encyclopedia. It's a free online resource that contains more than three hundred in-depth articles about a century and a half of scientific research into ESP dreams medium ship and related psychic experiences. His new book is called Randy's prize. What skeptics say about the paranormal why they're wrong, and why it matters. Robert, welcome to the program. Who cares? I wonder in your in your work on line and writing about it for this encyclopedia and also your, you know, your blog, do you engage with the with skeptics, do you have a dialogue with them. And can you have a healthy conversation? A very interesting question say to these. Yes. It depends on what sort of skeptic. They all kinda skeptic. It's just that to to sort of debunk. No, you can't talk to them. I have tried. Walks up to a point. It's really like a dialogue is with us. There's no real contacts. Something's increasingly experiencing. What people come? Really communicate because they're not interested in. They just to express their until this up. Very occasionally people who are much more serious in those cases. Yes, I'm Tom. Discussing what's up? Expectation of change changing mind. I always find it amazing that scientists somebody who's a pure scientists who's interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining information and testing hypotheses that they would be interested in what we would call fringe or frontier sciences siree. Search you up oppose near death experiences. Mediums things of that sort to test. Whether it's true or not, and how it might fit into a model of the universe in a model of reality. But in fact, it it seems like so many. For them. It's a religion. And they they close their ears and their eyes, and they don't want to hear about it. Well, what you described the parapsychologists because the people I'm somebody like we put shelves you can do. Basil to people all the idea that they did exactly that experiment. They tried to sign my mind. I'm I'm not too hard on the. The vast majority. Because I think that I mean, they're all a lot of issues here. I guess they will touch on a few of them. You know, a a psychological issues. Everybody needs a framework which takes place, and I find that framework unfortunate. Love outside, and it's very difficult for them to make that step. So I think do react defensively on of course, from the outside all the weird natural. But there it is something you just have to accept that. I think you covered Cy research and psychic at topics a lot remote viewing. And we'll get into those in a minute. My my mainframe workers dealing with UAW. Os and skepticism in that area. I've found that, you know, otherwise inquisitive scientific minds will say, well, you know, I read all the literature in that area. And there's just no proof. You f os are a genuine mystery or something unexplained. Then the fact is there is no literature for them to read because articles scientific articles Duncan printed in science journals. They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know. It's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think that they've read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic realm. That's. But I think that's the way. Sort of polarization. Divide expresses itself is that people put up a sort of a psychological barrier. When they say, there's no evidence literally there is no evidence. There's a lot of evidence. We'll talk about this all the time. It's tough good. It's not it's not sanctioned experience. It's not given permission to take it seriously. And I think most people do. They they need some sort of authority. They don't really think for themselves. They think of themselves up to a point. And think actually a lot of people who thinks that they think for themselves. Critically still actually thinking we've insult. And that's why you get these. You know, he's very defensive reaction. Well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a a good debunking topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. That's why I focused on Randy's prize. I expect. We'll be aware of James, Randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. The Million Dollar Challenge. This is actually discontinued a few years ago. But I didn't necessarily forty years. He offered a cash prize. I think it started. I didn't you five hundred dollars. Sort of swelled over a period to become a million dollars. The idea was that anybody could convince him that they had some sort of special psychical normal powers. He would award about the pulse of money. Anybody who? I could tell you a few Joe communicate with spirits squeeze or whatever it might be. Truly how these powers. And why not go into the pies? And and get the money. Very powerful statement. Has ever founders pies? Very interested in this. Skepticism because I think that. You did. Oh, interesting. Uh-huh. You make it as difficult as possible. Oh, people do unto the price. You just college-age as much as you can. It's it's it's impossible. To come into the price. Lots of people have tried got into a terrific struggle with him. Condition. And then you tons. The prize? But what really interests me about this? It's. Sponsor of scientists. Some of the the voices in eight years. Scientific. Rely on on Randy's pies of this particular device to face down trading. Mccain. One time. I think about ten fifteen years ago. There was a loss of rights. Pay stub climates. Pricing of people like. What you're talking from? Somehow or another one the Hitchin. People were very well received, and well regarded books. Well, we got. Record. Saying that some psychics talked each other, poppy, they be genuine. I'm why because none of them has one round is. That's great. Has nothing to do with scientific investigation. Get stuff got signal thing. That's convinced the midday dizzy true, and I stopped by by the tala. Sort of a massive. So that's why I use my book the book that if anybody is interested in the price. The faith very much about the book. I use it. A stopping point for self. Skepticism? I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars to give away. And and number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting evidence came forward that somebody had proven their point. That's the that's the beauty of it is Johnson fine. Love of course. He's lost in the world who we accept it. Because. It would be embarrassing. Actually agree about the money. I think they did actually have financial arrangements in place. I I suspect it was some kind of insurance. And other people were involved. And I think that that would it be genuine. Know the money would it be. But certainly having followed the drama impulse. Can you know other people's attempts to seriously to engage with them? One realizes how extremely difficult. It would be. I the time of people who applied for the price a motor tool the time to people who would have a winning. It is know. A lot of people out there who somewhat some deleted about that. You have to deal with a lot of you know, Robert self-deceiving people. So that's not an environment in which. The the skepticism that I encounter debunking, I should say, you know, it's always pretty much the same. It's a a world weary sigh from the bunker. Oh, no not this claim again. I'll just have to set these these deluded people straight, and then it's a haughty dismissal. And because everyone in the world is is on a binge of insults now with social media and feel they can get away with it. It's always a harsh language and poking fun. And just certainly beneath people who are genuine scientists. You would think. I've always tried to find a space where one could actually talk about these things without without that. Blog is quite a challenge because you can't really sort of seniors off something you don't want to. But I actually I've found on the whole you use respectful. Not too seriously. Up to a point. You can get you got people coming on leaving. But on the whole there by north. And he was called up for what you can have an exterior up to a point. But it actually does become quite difficult. And that there are people who are just too difficult to be managed, and then you have to block not that causes problem. Well, then they proclaim victory over you. When you block them. And that's that's sorta little gold star. Care about them because of the conversation. You can't lose. You were in the know conform in somebody's stands up and stop shopping. You have to call security. There's no other way, you, you know, you you accept the idea that skepticism is a good thing genuine skepticism, you're dealing with topics Cy topics psychic experiences, ESP and dreams and mediums. And you know, all of those fields have had their share up of fakes or people who are deluded or just plain wrong. So it's a good thing to be able to weed it out and try to figure out what the where and win substance might exist. Right. Got to be fun. And that's really what interests me because you know, I'm not interested in preaching combative, which I'm afraid. I do. Anyway, a lot of time. All the time. Engage people who are skeptical agnostic, the kind of people who possibly could be interested in these things one how to serious discussion with them. That's all my writing is is is not idea. And I think in that respect I differ from quite a loss of in this field who I suspect community all just talking. What to say that the audience doesn't appreciate? Probably be the appreciate me. But I think it's important to try to reach out to different constituencies. Absolutely not to try and put the material to say about this. That's what I'd be watching on the loss in recent years. Well, you know, we're seeing that now with the UFO topic the New York Times covered it in a big story in December of two thousand seventeen a lot of other media followed and now you have mainstream. Scientists cautiously edging toward reading about it and learning about it whereas two years ago, they they wouldn't touch it. Well, that's excellent. I mean, there will be a backlash. Yes. Go in in in sort of what you tend to find in my field. I'm dealing with. Psychics, particularly the experimental size ESPN. So what you tend to find these some major Clayton reaches. Gets gets into the mainstream media. Extensively. And it makes an impact what you will find his, but sort of. Still. Skeptics quite serious way. She writes me. Will descend on it. He didn't do so provide provide the opposite point of view in order to reassure that in constituency who all scientists by. So you then fine there were so to now side by side, very often these days, you find them online. So you're in the position you'd if you're serious about wanting to understand it you have to try and compare the two things one against the other. The not exactly what I did in Randy's pies. Because I'm I'm very interested in arguments. I'm interested in in how how people explain what can be said about them. Scientists. Nineteen th century when they seriously. Sit down and vase do analysis experiment. Trying to come to conclusions. What did? Just came out with the explanations contracts nation. How can you explain this? Let's try this is this got. And they. A whole series of alternatives to see if they could find the noble exclamation..

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"randi yes" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

News Radio 690 KTSM

16:29 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

"Welcome back. Robert mcluhan is a freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for the guardian. He's been a member of the society for psychical research since nineteen Ninety-three and blogs about paranormal topics since two thousand fourteen is edited the I- encyclopedia. It's a free online resource that contains more than three hundred in-depth articles about a century and a half of scientific research into ESP dreams medium ship and related psychic experiences. His new book is called Randy's prize. What skeptics say about the paranormal why they're wrong, and why it matters. Robert, welcome to the program. I'm sorry. I wonder in your in your work on line and writing about it for this encyclopedia and also your, you know, your blog, do you engage with the Wisconsin. Do you have a dialogue with them? And can you have a healthy conversation? A very interesting question to ozzy's. Yes. A nice it depends on what sort of skeptic kind of skeptic is just that to to sort of. No, you can't talk to them. I I have tried. Walks up to a point. But it's really like a a dialogue. There's no real contacts. And I think that's something. But increasingly like scaring people. What people's overcomes Gaijin tides? Really communicate because they're not interested in. They just won't see expense. Very occasionally people who are much more serious in both cases. Yes. I'm Tom meaningful discussion. Expectation of changing mind, I always find it amazing that scientists somebody who's a pure scientists who's interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining information and testing hypotheses that they would be interested in what we would call fringe or frontier sciences Cy research you up near death experiences. Mediums things of that sort to test. Whether it's true or not, and how it might fit into a model of the universe in a model of reality. But in fact, it it seems like so many. For them. It's a religion. And they they close their ears and their eyes, and they don't want to hear about it. Well, what you described the parapsychologists because the people like we put you can get right in top basil people. Exactly that experiment. They try it out to my mind. I'm I'm not too hard on the others. The vast majority. Because I think that. A lot of issues here. I guess they will touch on a few of them. But there was a, you know, psychological issues everybody framework. Takes place. And I think science has not framework, unfortunately, phenomena RAV ally outside it. And it's very difficult for them to make. So I think they do react defensively on of course, from the outside all the weird natural. But there it is, you know, something you just have to accept. I think I've covered Cy research and psychic topics a lot remote viewing. And we'll get into those in a minute. My my mainframe workers dealing with UFO's and skepticism in that area. I've found that, you know, otherwise inquisitive scientific minds will say, well, you know, I've read all the literature in that area. And there's just no proof that you are a genuine mystery or something unexplained. And then the fact is there is no literature for them to read because articles scientific articles don't get printed in science journals. They there is no literature base for them to look at and. So, you know, it's hard to be too tough on them. And that they think that they've read it. But in fact, that they have they have not, and I'm sure the same is true in the psychic realm. That's that's the problem. But I think that's not the way the sort of polarization that divide expresses itself is equal put up a sort of a psychological barrier when they say there's no evidence. There is no evidence. There's a lot of evidence. He will talk about it all the time. It's tough good. It's not it's not sanctioned experience. It's not been given permission to take it. And I think most people do. That they need some sort of. Charity. They don't really think for themselves. They think of themselves up to a point. And I think actually a lot of people who thinks that they think for themselves. Critically still actually thinking within. And that's why you get these defensive reaction. Well, it's more debunking than skepticism. And as you write in your book, you know, the mainstream scientists are happy to embrace a good debunking of topic because they didn't want to believe in it to begin with. That's why I focused on ladies. I expect that some. Many. James, randi. Yeah. Go ahead and tell us. Yeah. Million Dollar Challenge is. It was actually discontinued a few years ago. But. I didn't know four years. He offered a cash prize. And I think it started. A few thousand dollars sort of over a period to become a million dollars. The idea is was. Anybody could convince him that they had some sort of special psychical, normal pilots. He would award about of money. I'm the thinking is over. But. Anybody who? You could tell the future. Oh, communicate with spirits. All schools, whatever it might be. Anybody truly happy house, then why not go into the pies? And and get the money, and it's a very powerful statement. Ever one. And I was very interested in this very interested in that sort of skepticism because I think that what he actually did was create a Ravi interesting device. He's got to trick. Uh-huh. You make it as difficult as possible. Oh. College-age as much as you can. It's it's impossible. To go into the price. Lots of people have tried into a terrific struggle with him over the conditions. And so on. Maybe he's won the prize. But what really interests me about this? It's. Of scientists. Some of the the voices in atheism. Secularism scientific. Lion on Randy's on this particular device to face down Clayton came one time, I was about ten fifteen years ago. Nine eleven climate. People like come. Doc in. Daniel, dammit. Sam Harris is another one Christopher Hitchens. Thank people were liking, very well received, well, regarded books, well, regarded something sokoll. Saying that psychics talk you telling poppy real genuine why? Because number one, that's great. For them. It has nothing to do with scientific investigation. Get stuff got single thing. That's convinced them that. It isn't true. And I stopped by by the immense tala. So that's why I use it as the title of my book the book that if anybody is interested in the price. There's not very much about. I just. In point for something. Kind of skepticism. I I know that when it went to a million dollars. What occurred to me? I is number one. I don't believe Randy has a million dollars giveaway. And a number two is that he's the ultimate judge of whether somebody wins the prize it or not, and I can't imagine him ever admitting. No matter what evidence came forward that. Somebody hit proven their point leave. That's that's the beauty of it is fine. And of course, he's lost in the wealthy could accept it. Because get embarrassing for him. I don't actually agree about the money. I think they actually have financial arrangements in place. I suspect it was some kind of insurance. But I think other people were involved, and I think that that part of it, would it be genuine. So you know, the money would it be? But certainly having followed the drama skin in other people's attempts to to get him seriously to engage with them. One realizes how extremely difficult. It would be. And I also the kind of people who applied for the price. All the time to people who would have winning it. All. A lot of people out there somewhat some deleted about. And I think you probably. Have to deal with a you know, rather self-deceiving people. So that's not an environment in which. The the skepticism that I encounter the debunking. I should say, you know, it's always pretty much the same. It's a a world weary sigh from the D bunker. Oh, no, not disclaim again. I'll just have to set these these deluded people straight, and then it's a haughty dismissal. And because everyone in the world is is on a binge of insults now with social media and feel they can get away with it. It's always a harsh language and poking fun and just certainly beneath people who are genuine scientists. You would think. Yes. I agree. I've always tried to find a space where one could actually talk about these things without we've out that. Log is quite a challenge because you know. You can't really sort of see results. Don't want to. But I actually I've found on the whole, you know, using respectful. He's not too seriously. Up to a points. You can get you got people coming onto. But on the whole, Derek. And I couldn't run a forum. You can have up to a point. But it actually does become quite difficult. There are people who are just too difficult to be managed, and then you have to block him. I'm not that causes problem. Well, then they proclaim victory over you. When you block them. And that's that's sorta little gold star. Cared about them because you know in the conversation. Call. You're in an open forum in somebody's stands up and starts heckling and shopping eventually you have to call security. There's no other way, you, you know, you you accept the idea that scepticisms a good thing genuine skepticism, you're dealing with topics Cy topics psychic experiences, ESPN dreams and mediums. And you know, all of those fields have had their share up of fakes or people who are deluded or just plain wrong. So it's a good thing to be able to weed it out and try to figure out what the where and when substance might exist. Right absolutely thought to be fun. And that's really what interests me because I'm not interested in preaching combusted because I'm afraid I anyway, a lot of the time all the time. Engage people who have a genuine. He's got to go. You know, I've nonstick the kind of people possibly could be interested in these things on how to serious discussion with them. So that's you know, my writing is not idea. And I I think in that respect I differ from quite a loss of both field who I suspect community are talking to their own. Alright. Not to say that the audience doesn't appreciate. Probably. Really appreciate me. But I think it's important to try to reach out to different constituencies. Absolutely not to try and put the material and people think about this. Working on the loss. Well, you know, we're seeing that now with the off. Oh topic. The New York Times covered it in a big story in December of two thousand seventeen a lot of other media have followed and now you have mainstream. Scientists cautiously edging toward reading about it and learning about it whereas two years ago, they wouldn't touch it. Well, that's excellent. I mean, there will be a backlash. Yes. In in sort of phases. What what you tend to find in my field? I'm dealing with. Psychics and particularly the experimental size ESPN. So what you tend to find these some major Clayton. Reaches new gets. Mainstream media within the bounds from comments. Extensively and it makes an impact. What you will find is sort of a box. I still skeptics quite serious way. She likes to descend on it. Provide provide the opposite point of view in order to reassure their own constituency who all scientists? So then fine. But there were so to our side by side thirty often these days you find them online. So you're in the position if you're serious about wants to trying to understand it you have to try and compare the cheese things one against the other y'all not exactly what I did in Randy's pies. Because I'm I'm very interested in..

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"randi yes" Discussed on Harmontown

Harmontown

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on Harmontown

"But you just leave certain details return it is somebody in New York walking around wearing poop, scarf, probably. Now, I lay the reason that I didn't get that upset about it. Because I was like no one's ever going to buy this like that's the kind of sober. It has like the clearance section, and it will just disappear into oblivion. And so that's why I didn't admonish she I was like ultimately when I found out. I was like all right. It's a flawed thing. Character would do, but I have to say, Randi. Yes. If you poop on a scarf. Yeah. Try to get the money back. Just just gonna exchange it for credit. Saved that one. I want to say into another guest. That's like doing a public television thing where we're like linking things. And it's that's why it's mostly complicated because you're my future. Mom in law. You pooped on the scarf. You were mama larusso. You're she was Rizzo in Greece on broad Rizzo. You were the original Rizzo, right? There was one original Rizzo. But then you original Rizzo or not, no. You weren't love me. Wait. Well, no. But I mean, but after original Rizzo Adrian Barba. No. Yeah. We on Broadway all really Adrian Barbro. Yeah. Swamp sake. I know her just says Adrian Barbosa from swamp thing like she She said. like she bassoon it's kind of like eighties. Be right. She was she was original Rizzo. But then you like did a huge run of Rizzo. Broadway, your basic, and and so our next guest was. Johnny angel Johnny angel. You guys know Greece teenage why? Why? Beauty school dropout. The saw like the guy comes on the saints. Anyway, I'll explain that. I'll explain beyond that connection. Why we're bringing him up? Please welcome. Bob garrett..

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"randi yes" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Four seven eight nine. All right. Thank you. Hook you up with Carlos. He's got a friend has got cash money to push some people. I teach you the good the bad and the ugly, but the car business had to be mentally prepared. How to know what's going on in the car business? How to make a better purchase? How to understand that you need to study year long on your next ride? Evidently, you don't need this car. Did you buy a new one? Have you got a new? Yeah. Yeah. Bought a different one. Okay. Good. You know, and and find out what the market is a lot of people call me and say what's his car worth? And this week. I had a couple of people calming guy said what's a car worth? Oh sales at seven thousand. He said, well, they won't nine thousand. I said that's fair. Maybe cut them back a little bit. That's the market. We want him to make money, but just not a whole lot of money. Eleven or twelve thousand I told him to walk off and another person, call me and the lady and said their neighbor wanted five hundred for the car, and I said if you don't want it, I won't it. Worth the money. She bought it. She loves it. So. Appreciate welcome. God bless you. Well, give us a call to ten seven three seven twelve hundred. Yes. But among as Randy Adams scientific, Colin. Hello eighty. Okay. The caller's name. Go ahead. Okay. Well, maybe they didn't quite hang on. We lose them. Hello daniel. And Karen and Bill there are a lot of people on Facebook live. We got Facebook live in like, I said if you get a little time. Go to talk stream lab Randy Adams, you got him on now. Hello this. Randy adams. Hi, randi. Yes. Hi, rodney. Hello, rodney. How you doing, sir? As I talked to your screener a little bit ago. I've got a similar situation is what the last caller was. I've got a twenty thirteen Ford Focus. It's apple red car. It's got seventy two thousand miles on it. I bought it as a used car forty five thousand miles, but I'm trading up. And I'm trying to see if I can sell this twenty thirteen Ford Focus and wanted to get your advice and tips on how to go about doing is. The transmission good transmission when I bought it, sir. There were problems. With transmission? I'd had the whole thing. Rebuilt at transmissions. Good at at Carlton run to about two hundred. Well, those transmissions don't last cvt transmission, that's why Ford's not going to build cars anymore. Okay. So many problems with it. You've got about a thirty five hundred to four thousand dollar car. Maybe a little more put on Craigslist. You've got somebody trying to buy your car and they need to sell their car..

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"randi yes" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

09:58 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Three hundred and two million chance. So three hundred two million to one to win mega millions. But it's worth one point six billion probably gonna be worth more. The guy that plays is that that's not palpable. That's something different. Mega millions, right. Yes. Mega millions on the type of guy five bucks on it. Are you going to play for five dollars? Yeah. I'm gonna play as well. Let's I got a lot of problems one eight one of them. You know what I mean so spring Randy cross aboard right now, Randi good morning. What's up with you? Are you gonna are you going to be playing the mega millions tonight? You know, what the only guaranteed way to never win something like that is not to buy it. Yeah. I'm gonna stop here. My whole. Now, are you going to be going to be heavily invested? Or are you a quick pick guy or do you pick your own numbers? They only pull one number. You know, they only they only pro one ticket. So I don't see my sense in by like. Two hundred of them or something, but I like the old one one free pick, and then one day thing just to cover them up. Donald. Ready L? Let's get into with you. Let's start with certainly, you know, the top team in the land and in Alabama. And if you look at this tie team as they continue all along and they're on challenge here for Nick Sabin and the tide. What would be the concern when you look at Alabama. If there is one. I think only help with this morning Nick Sabin is sort of established. And I think it's a it's a juggernaut now is a program as far as the competition involved. They don't need much in the way of outside vote of Asian most of the invasion from this stop or from themselves. The great example is at quarterback. Do you gotta hurts and Bilo. Those are two really good quarterback. They compete gain. And. Every single position. So I don't know if we've we've seen in recent history. One program sort of getting getting a leg up on everybody else. I mean two weeks ago it looked like they were getting ready to get that same category because their offense was so explosive. Well, now, it's not even close. Now, it's not especially after losing the produce this past week. So speaking again of Alabama Randy. So all that being said man, like what program do you think, you know, poses the biggest challenge if any Todd? Well, I think LSU is a team that has the physical talent that can that can chart may maybe eventually down the road they play if Georgia can kind of get their act together I have after having their their their Stumpel. A team like Auburn in a rivalry game. You never really know game like that. But you know, you just look at it on paper. And you look at numbers the numbers say they should go through this thing undefeated. Yeah, they they really should in the other two teams that are undefeated at the top. And I know you central Florida's at seven on their tenth in the land as we speak here on this Tuesday morning. What about this Clemson team? Now the quarterback situation. Has obviously it was an issue there one of their quarterbacks transfers decides to leave and Kelly Kelly Bryant what about what about Dabo Sweeney team here and a and a defensive was expected to be a dominant group. How about the Tigers posing a threat while you're on something about that a little bit about that quarterback deal at Clemson was an answer to Alabama in a way because Trevor Lawrence the freshman quarterback throws the ball really well and having that Ariel and your offense is a big deal down the line. If you're looking at plane, Alabama, that's how you sort of go blow to blow with a team like that their defense. I think in Santo to toe with Alabama I make clemson's clemson's really good. I don't know if if they're quite at that level yet. But then again, they don't really have to be until what late December early January down the road. If they were to see Alabama. So baby of all the teams they've got the most potential here as far as beating Alabama. You know, it's I find that UCF thing I've got a lot of respect for the American conference. And I love what they're doing down there. But let's be real. If you're if you're saying this team, it's good to get into a tournament. Let's say in a fantasy world it was an eight team playoff. And they're going to take out a couple of different power five teams one of which at least is going to be undefeated coming in like them, and they're gonna put that kinda run together. You know, I I've got a I've got some stuff. I'd like to sell you. Got lot of chances. Water. That's funny. That's funny. Hey, man. So Randy what about what about Notre Dame fighting Irish made a lot of balls on them. I mean, they're they're kicking butt for. Sure. I mean you buying in here. What I mean, you know, they got some legitimate Wednesday. I've got a couple of wins aren't legitimate. But they they got a bunch of wins a lot of people got them. Right. High up there. I mean what what's your take your breakdown of the fighting Irish? I'm a little skeptical. I think having Ian book playing quarterback has made a huge difference in that team. It goes back to the reaction. Well, you can't just be a running team. You can't even be a dual threat team. You gotta be a team that through the air. Can stretch teams in score and bolt and make some huge quite Notre Dame for the first time in a couple of years has with a quarterback. But I'm a little skeptical. You know, I don't I don't give them the automatic pass right though. Many do right. So they're playing navy this week. I don't think that's going to be much of a problem right for Notre Dame personally. And I it may be a while down the schedule even look down FC in Syracuse at the end were going to be pretty good games. But now you're looking at it going. I know I know very good. Anyway, that Syracuse came actually playing them at Yankee Stadium. I believe which is pretty cool. So that is that'll be a good thing. Stadium. Yo I been Taza. I've talked a lot about a lot. We'd been impressed with what Herman's doubled Texas. I mean, you lose early on in the season in Maryland. You're rip off six straight it beat Oklahoma and the Red River robbery. Now that Texas team now ranked sixth in the nation, and that is an absolute pressure. Cooker? Randy, you know, that better than anybody Herman's that a hell of a job this year, Texas. Yeah. Yes, you really have. I like what he's doing. You know, the the hardest thing about getting to be good. It's true though, that they'll challenge now they're challenge down that everybody accepts the fact that maybe they turned us and around is getting into games like they got this week and being able to beat those kinds of teams, you know, it's it's one thing to take out Oklahoma. But now when you're in the in the big twelve you're looking at TCU check by you got West Virginia. Now, you got all these other teams in the big twelve that I think towards the end of their schedule that will excuse me. We'll really tap. How good they are. I think he's got the chance. Goodness knows. He does that. That's a giant program at Texas. And they're in a better place to recruit football players and the entire country. That's the best one loss team in America. I get a sense from the earlier conversation when we're talking about Alabama. Biggest threat you mentioned LSU gal issues the best one loss team in the country. You're probably right now right now and probably the most dangerous one loss team in the country is Ohio State because men are they going to be talked out. It'd be motivated. For the foreseeable future. LSU? I think the best one loss. Which is gonna Randy cross CBS sports college football analysts Randy tonight game one World Series. We know you're a big dodger fan, right? Oh, yeah. Yeah. I was born in Brooklyn, and we've moved to actually LA by percents when I was real little about the same kind of divers. So you're you're you're you're dodger blowing it all the way here. Oh, yeah. How are you feeling good about this series against the socks? You know, I do. Pitching the clutch hit him. I'm with you. We're not just bombs. They play small ball games where they really have to. Yeah, I'm not I'm not a huge fan of the American American League eastern general of the, you know. Taking the model if you can't win it through your phone system. Go ahead and buy it. Well for the sake of the Yankees. It'd be good to see Kerr show a World Series. It would be it would be. That'd be a great team. Good game for news playoffs so far. So that's one hurdle. He's gotta jump jump planning to have one of those citizens or wins in the World Series. I was talking about the dirty hat. He wears that dirty hat, man. God would like the dirty hat. Randy. When you're playing in that offense of God spot back in the day. You know, it's one of those things where you tell people. I have absolutely no superstitions. But I have some really nasty routine. That's his nasty. It is. I love it, man. Good luck with low tonight, Randi. Yeah. Yeah. By the way, if I win you will match the. I.

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"randi yes" Discussed on WLAC

WLAC

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"randi yes" Discussed on WLAC

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