James Randi has begun a new column for Wired, with a debut entitled “America, The Beautiful (And Nutty): A Skeptic’s Lament.” In it, he lays out a statement of his personal convictions, all of which he was written and spoken about extensively for decades, and will no doubt touch on again in future columns:
- Those very popular mythical beasties — ESP, psychokinesis, prophecy, etc. — don’t exist.
- Homeopathy is a dangerous farce.
- Faith-healing is a deadly joke.
- Perpetual motion is a juvenile dream.
- Uri Geller is a 4-trick magician.
- The dead don’t talk to anyone.
- Religion is an ancient notion we need to get over.