Sunday, August 8, 2021

Flim-Flam Book Report


The book “Flim-Flam!” by James Randi is written to expose misinformation and explain certain “paranormal events.” James Randi is a magician that decided to dedicate his later life to the pursuit of uncovering the paranormal. After years of searching, he has found no evidence for any paranormal claims. James Randi investigates many things from pictures of faeries, biorhythms, “psychic surgeons” who do surgeries using only hands, televangelist end of the world claims, telepaths, and N-Ray radiation. He was even able to recreate a “psychic surgery” in front of a live audience using chicken blood and meat. In the book, James Randi uses many tactics such as photograph analysis, recreation by normal means, and appeals to statistics to investigate paranormal claims. I thoroughly enjoyed the faerie photographs plus the medical humbugs, but the “psychic surgeries” section in chapter 9 was my favorite part.

Flim-Flam PowerPoint

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