reasons why Randi does not have a legitimate $1m challenge:
1. Randi is on record for stating –
and Randi does not deny it –to Professor Dennis Rawlings
in relation to the $1m challenge, “I will always have
a way out” (of paying”).
2. I had a number of mediums and others who wanted to challenge
Randi – but as soon as Randi realizes that the applicant
is gifted and would be able to beat him, he stopped communicating
with him and her.
3. In all the years of the challenge not one person got
beyond his so-called “preliminary test” which
basically consists of his totally subjective “I
don’t think you’re genuine- go away”
4. In his conditions he is a judge in his own cause –
a blatant violation of equity, justice and fairness. Ultimately,
Randi has the final say - the buck stops with him. A true
measure of a gifted psychic's skills is to allow for a panel
of totally independent scientists who themselves will conduct
the testing. Randi refused to allow this because he wants
the ultimate control over the experiments.
5. I challenged Randi to include in his conditions to the
applicant that he has to put his offer under ‘Oath’
or ‘Statutory Declaration’ pursuant to a state
and Federal law that he is telling the truth, the whole
truth – so that if he is caught in a lie, like not
having the funding, the applicant can apply to the police
to charge him with perjury – penalty some five years
imprisonment. (That’s how a former Australian judge
Marcus Einfeld is likely to be going to prison on Wednesday
this week in Sydney, for lying in a Statutory Declaration).
In fact Randi initially said he would put his conditions
under oath, but he never did. He chickened out because of
the possibility of Randi being locked up for five years
in a prison.
Many people have stated that he has the
biggest hoax in paranormal history where he fooled gullible
journalists and television interviewers - and others.
Victor Zammit February 2009
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