Centre for Inquiry Ontario (Toronto) proudly presents a premium event including a featured talk and reception (refreshments provided), with world-famous skeptic James "The Amazing" Randi (site, wiki), Tuesday September 27, at the beautiful Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown (Hotel), 475 Yonge Street | map.
Only 350 seats available. Secure yours now!
James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty tricks of faith healers, investigated homeopathic water "with a memory", and generally been a thorn in the sides of those who try to pull the wool over public's eyes in the name of the supernatural. He is the author of numerous books, including The Truth About Uri Geller, The Faith Healers, Flim Flam!, and An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural. His lectures (Ted.com) and television appearances (Johnny Carson, Penn and Teller's Bullshit) have delighted and vexed audiences around the world.
Hear "The Amazing One" talk on his unique perspective on science, magic, and how even the smartest among us can easily be fooled, and support CFI Canada by attending.
An open reception (cash bar) will follow in the foyer area directly adjacent to the Courtyard Hall, where the talk is held. Enjoy post-talk "buzz" and connect with the community of CFI in Toronto!
More on the talk...
James Randi exposes popularly accepted fakery by discussing with his audience everything from UFOs to the Bermuda Triangle, from the Von Däniken "Chariots of the Gods" fraud to the notion of a lost continent named Atlantis. Randi reveals what really took place in the last three decades in the labs of various prestigious "think tanks" that verified a series of simple magicians tricks as genuine miracles, thus launching a world-wide plague of misinformation, the repercussions of which can still be felt today.
This unique and provocative lecture is not only educational but also highly entertaining. It attracts persons of all educational and social backgrounds and provides a rational perspective on the seemingly paranormal and otherwise unexplained happenings in our day-to-day life.
Mr. Randi illustrates how a "politically-correct" attitude has blinded scientists — who should know better — to the fact that they are not proficient at detecting fraud, often managing to fool themselves, when the prize is sufficiently attractive. And he puts up a million-dollar award as bait!
6:30 p.m. - Admission & Seating Opens
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Talk and Q&A
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Open Reception (refreshments provided)
***SPECIAL CFI MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION***
New members joining or current members renewing between Thursday August 25th 12:00 a.m. and Sunday September 25 11:30 p.m., 2011 get in for FREE!
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