Wired News: Skeptic Revamps $1M Psychic Prize

An update on James Randi's long-standing challenge to give $1 million to anyone who can prove the existence of the paranormal in the lab. Seems that his foundation has had enough of seriously investigating people who claim to be able to channel the spirit of Montezuma's pet goat etc and is after the big fish: physics and mediums with already established media profiles.

Looks like he's raising the stakes too, planning on 'calling out' some of the most high-profile on the psychic scene.

Now, that's all fair enough, but there seems to be an inconsistency to me in pursuing this lot and leaving organised religion alone. Surely, taking this to the logical conclusion, the churches and pulpits of America have got as many charlatans preying on their congregation as there are psychics doing the same. Where's the million dollars for proving that God/gods exist, eh?

Wired News: Skeptic Revamps $1M Psychic Prize

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