For ten years, magician and skeptic James Randi had offered $1 million to anyone capable of demonstrating paranormal ability under scientific scrutiny. But recently, Randi is revising the Million Dollar Challenge.
Why? To avoid the crazies:
Ten years after stage magician and avowed skeptic James Randi first offered a seven-figure payday to anyone capable of demonstrating paranormal phenomenon under scientific scrutiny, the 79-year-old clear-eyed curmudgeon is revising the rules of his nonprofit foundation's Million Dollar Challenge to better target high-profile charlatans, and spend less time on unknown psychics, who too often turn out to be delusional instead of deceptive.
"We can't waste the hundreds of hours that we spend every year on the nutcases out there -- people who say they can fly by flapping their arms," says Randi. "We have three file drawers jam-packed with those collections.... There are over 300 claims that we have handled in detail."
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,72482-0.html?tw=wn_culture_2 | Randi's One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge
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