James ‘The Amazing’ Randi has thrown down the gauntlet to mediumship in his latest weekly newsletter. He leads off with a straight-out challenge to Dr Gary Schwartz regarding his ‘Afterlife Experiments’, proposing that Dr Schwartz challenge for his million-dollar prize. One has to wonder what sort of daft person would submit to the judgement of Ray Hyman and Michael Shermer though, considering their past records in ‘objective’ thinking.
Later in the newsletter, Randi also ridicules medium-du-jour Allison Dubois (she of the television show ‘Medium’). Responding to Dubois’ announcement that she is intentionally ignoring Randi, he describes Dubois as having “now scurried under that rock where John Edward, Uri Geller, Sylvia Browne, and the whole community of scared fakers are hiding.”