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Sep 02 2011

James Randi in Halifax Sept. 30th

I need to see this. I’ll have to get off work early to make this visit, but this might be my last chance to see the man that took out Uri Geller in person. James Randi’s doing a tour of Canada, and his ultimate destination is St. Mary’s University in Halifax.

Randi will be speaking on human psychology and the ease with which it can be manipulated to convince people to believe in psychics, UFOs, ghosts, and other paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims.

This unique and provocative lecture is not only educational but also highly entertaining. It appeals to persons of all educational and social backgrounds and provides a rational perspective on the seemingly paranormal and otherwise unexplained happenings in our day-to-day life. Randi illustrates just how easily many scientists (who should really know better) can become blind to the fact that they are not proficient at detecting fraud, often managing to fool themselves when the prize is sufficiently attractive. And he puts up a million-dollar award as bait!

Admission paid upon entry

$5 for CFI members

$15 for non-members

There’s a special reception for CFI members, too. One of these days I’m going to have to spring for a membership.

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    sinned34

    Thanks for that, Jase. Looks like even I will have the opportunity to finally see Randi in person. Exciting!

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    Jason Thibeault

    Yeah, the grand tour stops pretty much everywhere in Canada. Figured you’d like to know. :)

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    Steve A.E.

    You live in (or near) Halifax, Nova Scotia? That sounds even more awesome and exotic to me than Canada generally, speaking as a Pennsylvanian who has ended up in the panhandle of Texas.

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    Jason Thibeault

    Close enough to make this event, anyway, though it’s still a bit of a drive. It’s only more exotic here if you prefer ocean and moose to desert and armadillo. :)

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    Veritas

    Time to book some vacation and plan a trip down from Antigonish. Wee!

  6. 6
    Curious Caper

    Excellent!

    A 10 minute drive to see Randi. I even got off my ass and finally joined CFI to get an invite to the after reception.

    I’m so excited that I re-scheduled my foray to the local wine festival from Friday to Saturday. (to know me is to understand how epic that is)

    Steve A.E – Halifax is also exotic if you also like fog, badly organized rock concerts and the Trailer Park Boys.

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