Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions / Edition 1

Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions / Edition 1

by James Randi
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Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions / Edition 1

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 geniune scientific research and the pseudoscientific nonsense that has resulted in fantastic theories and fancies have long needed James Randi and Flim-Flam!

In this book, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879751982
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 01/28/1982
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 814,166
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Deadly Misinformationxiii
2Fairies at the Foot of the Garden12
3All at Sea...42
4Into the Air, Junior Birdmen!55
5The Giggling Guru: A Matter of Levity93
6The Paper Chariots in Flames109
7The Laurel and Hardy of Psi131
8The Great Fliess Fleece161
9The Medical Humbugs173
10The Will to Believe196
11Off the Deep End210
12Gods with Feats of Clay239
13Put Up or Shut Up252
Selected Bibliography331

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Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
randomguyky More than 1 year ago
A great educational book that brings you to reality. A great book that will help you not fall prey to pseudoscience and other bogus claims.