Randi Cowards away From His Challenge To Riley G
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 14:43:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: James Randi --- Wizard <JREFInfo@ssr.com>
Well, I guess wonders will never cease! I've actually received a notarized copy of the Pigasus challenge form from that most-failed "psychic," Riley G.
The problem is, he doesn't list a "psychic, supernatural or paranormal ability," nor any demonstration thereof, that he can use to take the challenge! He seems not to be in touch with reality, as usual.
In a desperate attempt to get some attention, he quoted my comment about his claim that I hung up on some radio host or other, "after about 30 seconds into the broadcasts [sic]." I asked him, as I ask him now, to prove it.
My comment was, "How about the million-dollar prize for proof that this ever happened?" Yes, how about it? And how about those Yankees? How about that movie, "Shakespeare In Love"?
First, I never hung up on any radio host(s) in my life -- that I can remember -- and my memory in such matters is excellent. Second, if I ever did, and Riley proved it, that would not in any way constitute a "psychic, supernatural or paranormal ability," by any stretch of terminology. So what's his point?
If this wonder of nature will clearly state what he can do of a psychic, supernatural or paranormal nature, and under what conditions, we will be off and away on designing a mutually acceptable test. After that's done, I ask him to collect the Pigasus prize.
Typically, Riley demanded that I notarize copies of this form, send them to his lawyers, and get all excited. Yawn. But I shouldn't be surprised. Geller is in town, trying to get some of the reflected light from David Blaine's "buried alive" stunt. When Geller shows up, lawyers salivate.
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