Flim-Flam!: The Truth about Unicorns, Parapsychology and Other Delusions

Flim-Flam!: The Truth about Unicorns, Parapsychology and Other Delusions

by James Randi, Isaac Asimov
     
 
James Randi is internationally known as a magician and escape artist. But for the past thirty-five years of his professional life, he has also been active as an investigator of the paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims that have impressed the thinking of the public for a generation: ESP, psychokinesis, psychic detectives, levitation, psychic surgery, UFOs,

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James Randi is internationally known as a magician and escape artist. But for the past thirty-five years of his professional life, he has also been active as an investigator of the paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims that have impressed the thinking of the public for a generation: ESP, psychokinesis, psychic detectives, levitation, psychic surgery, UFOs, dowsing, astrology, and many others. Those of us unable to discriminate between genuine scientific research and the pseudoscientific nonsense that has resulted in fantastic theories and fancies have long needed James Randi and Flim-Flam!

In Flim-Flam! Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions. Here he shows us how what he views as sloppy research has been followed by rationalizations of evident failures, and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. Mr. Randi provides us with a compelling and convincing document that will certainly startle and enlighten all who read it.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
...a healthy and often hilarious book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573920315
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.79(d)

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