Re: some remote viewers reviewed

Harvey Newstrom (
Thu, 6 Nov 1997 21:59:13 -0500

At 5:59am -0500 11/7/97, Damien Broderick wrote:
>Mr Randi is a fun guy, with his heart in the right place (and of course
>I've read FLIM FLAM), but while he's an excellent prestidigitator he's
>pretty awful at add-ups.

I have seen Randi in person. He is very intelligent and a great showman.
His method of debunking, however, is not any more scientific than the psuedo-
scientists. Most of Randi's debunking logic goes like this:

1. Someone "demonstrates" something unusual.
2. Randi fakes demonstration that looks like the same thing.
3. Since Randi's demonstration is fake, he claims he debunked the original

Faulty logic, even if I agree with all of his conclusions!

Harvey Newstrom (