Thursday, August 2, 2018

Book report: Flim-Flam!

In the book Flim-Flam! by James Randi there is a lot of information that is discussed that generally covers a lot of the things we have covered in this class. This book sets out to disprove these theories, claiming all of them to be completely false. The most published one that I knew about even before this was proving that Uri Gellar was a hoax. While the book makes a lot of sense it is also very, in my opinion, humorous and something that most people can understand and enjoy.

My favourite part of the book is the seriousness of his concern is about the people doing harm. He talks about the Jonestown Massacre, Heaven's Gate cult and people who are psychic surgeons and even though that these may seem silly or even stupid it can cause potential harm or even the death of many people. While this book seems humorous in its orientation I strongly believe that this was by far the greatest takeaway from anyone who reads this.

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