Bending spoons with your mind. ESP, ouija boards, telekinesis, psychic surgery, and alien artifacts. These are some of the magical beliefs that some people claim have been ” proved.”
Ahem. I started thinking about this the other day when I saw this article in Slate featuring the Amazing Randi – the original Mythbuster. Randi was a professional stage magician who delighted in exposing frauds such as psychic spoon-bending Uri Geller.
Following in the footsteps of the Amazing Randi were several pro-science, anti-magical thinking public figures.
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