April 10, 2012 > Magician and escape artist reveals the science of magic
Magician and escape artist reveals the science of magic
Submitted By Gosia Asher
World famous magician and escape artist James Randi - "The Amazing Randi" - reveals the psychology behind prophesies, divination, and faith healing. An author, lecturer, and tireless investigator of spurious and extraordinary claims of supernaturalism, Randi has devoted his life to science and skepticism by sharing his conclusions with the public.
James Randi is the media's advisor on claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, and occult. A world renowned magician and escape artist, he has been featured in TV specials in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, amongst others. He is the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), which offers $1 million to anyone who can show, under proper observed conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power. After hundreds of attempts by various people, the prize remains unclaimed and the foundation provides education and funds to encourage people to think critically about pseudoscientific and paranormal claims.
Why do people spend billions of dollars on after-dark infomercials, faith healing and other "religious" services or psychic predictions? Discover the real truth behind the magic of the paranormal with James Randi, as part of Ohlone College Psychology Club Series, funded in part by the Associated Students of Ohlone College (ASOC).
Theatre seating is sold out, but overflow tickets are available for a live telecast viewing of the presentation at the Ohlone College TV studio located in Smith Center. Tickets are $5. Parking is $2. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Smith Center Box Office at (510) 659-6031, or visit www.smithcenter.com.
Prophesy, Divination, and Faith Healing
Friday, April 13
Smith Center at Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont