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James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and. James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others. A VISIT BY James Randi is always interesting and exciting. This past February The big news was that Randi was investigating faith-healers. On February

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James Randi Educational Foundation. Not an anti-religious book. The only thing that prevents a five star rating from me is the fact that it is now pretty dated.

Well, the faithful, that’s who can forget. To recognize that nature has neither a preference dandi our species nor a bias against it takes only a little courage.

Open Preview See a Problem? Ehalers book talks extensively about the functioning of such industries, bringing to light it’s fallacious assertions. His exposure of their tactics is generally timeless but I would love to see him do an update of this book to respond to new tactics these healers have developed or how they are twisting their old tactics t This is a very good book and quite revealing about these faith healers.

The Faith Healers

The secret behind “calling out” audience members. This book serves as a lesson that no matter what are beliefs may be we should never fail to exercise restraint in the face of terrific claims and also always keep our rational abilities intact.

Peter Popoff and His Wonderful Machine, The Origins of Faith-Healing, 2. Simon Singh – Trick or Treatment January 2, James Randi is a badass. Stephen as well as his complete corpse, including another complete skeleton! Don’t Xtians ever read their own bible? The Faith Healers by James Randi. The Financial Aspects chapter will infuriate.

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What areas concerning people’s beliefs are most easily exploitable by con-artists? Aug 05, Patrick rated it it was ok. Carefully, Randi lays out his foundations, showing the basic how and why of faith healing scams.

Without a doubt it would have to be religious beliefs.

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In “The Faith Healers” he ajmes his stories of doing so, particularly on the subject of people who claim to heal sickness through the power of religion. I have grown up seeing a whole new generation of these healers and didn’t know who many of the people Randi writes about are.

The origins of faith healing explained. Paperbackpages. Lists with This Book. I found it also fiath to read about some of the exposures of the practices of these healers.

He points out that most religions play on the poor and desperate people fandi have a deep seeded need to believe. Nov 02, Bill Guinee rated it really liked it. The lack of an index severely undermines the value of this book. Refresh and try again.

In fact, many of the skeptics were theologians. The part that got me the most involved one of the gentleman Randi was working with in trying to expose a faith healer. They viewed first-hand the tragedies resulting fr James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others who claim divine healing powers.

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Dec 24, Karen Katt rated it really liked it.

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How cultural biases predispose people into believing in the possibility of faith-healing. It’s also a lesson to those who say that religion and faith do no harm. Essentially, Randi is cantankerous as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore.

James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others who claim divine healing powers.

James Randi has spent decades of his life debunking the practices of pseudoscience. Included in Randi’s book are profiles of a highly profitable “psychic dentist”, and the “Vatican-approved wizard. Fascinating – the cases he studies are obviously rather dated now, because this book came out in the s, but there are plenty of new names who operate in similar ways.

Account Options Sign in. He randdi a nice job exposing their nonsense. I know that this aspect of research would have been very hard for anyone, and I respect Randi greatly for having the strength to carry on the interviews and research necessary to produce this important book in the face of such overwhelming pain and heartbreak.

Although often referred to as a “debunker,” Randi rejects that jaes owing to its perceived bias, instead describing himself as an “investigator.