Bil Browning

Top 10 Worthy: Interview with magician & skeptic James Randi

Filed By Bil Browning | July 01, 2010 7:00 PM | comments

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Tags: Big Think, coming out of the closet, gay elders, interview, James Randi, LGBT atheists, Magic, skeptic, Uri Geller

One of my favorite websites, Big Think, has released a list of their top ten videos so far for 2010 and their interview with atheist/skeptic/magician James Randi has made the cut at #6. While the interview focuses mostly on Randi's history of debunking psychics like Uri Geller and his days as an escape artist, it's got one other notable highlight: They ask Randi about coming out of the closet at the age of 81.

What else made their top ten list? Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa's take on the math behind the modern dating scene, paleontologist Peter Ward's frank discussion of the possibility of a volcanic Armageddon turning our seas to a sulfurous poison, and astronomer Edward Sion's prediction of a supernova dosing Earth with a lethal dose of high-energy radiation.

You can find the full list at the Big Think site. They're all worth watching.


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