It’s been a long time since I wrote anything about the con artists who claim to be psychics, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to mention The Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project, which reveals how lousy their ability to see the future has been.
For the Picture Of The Day, I offer you a Tim Minchin twofer — a song from his new album, plus a classic from his 2011 Royal Albert Hall concert (which is now streaming on Prime Video).
I don’t have a lot of people I call heroes, but James “The Amazing” Randi certainly qualified. He was also a friend, a frequent radio guest, and a relentless promoter of rational thinking. Here are a few of my memories of him upon his death this week.
Jim Bakker is being sued by the Attorney General of Missouri for selling what he claims is a Coronavirus cure. Here is the story.
If you’re a regular reader of this site — or if you listened to my radio show — you know how much I detest the frauds who call themselves psychics. That’s why I was happy to see John Oliver take on those lowlifes during his HBO show Sunday night.
As Benjamin Radford writes, psychics were absolutely no help in finding Jayme Closs — just as they’ve failed in every previous case.