JREF Challenge Blog

I thought I would point out this new development at the James Randi Educational Foundation: a blog that publicly documents the last year of his million dollar challenge has been launched.

“With the announcement of the Million Dollar Challenge’s close in 2010 has come a renewed interest in Challenge protocols, correspondence, and claimants. With that in mind, the JREF opens the Challenge doors to all interested parties with this blog, which will be updated often, and feature uncut, unedited e-mails that have been sent to [email protected].

We will only edit the e-mails to protect the identities of the senders, and there will be no editorializing whatsoever. These e-mails stand on their own as evidence of what it is really like to work on the Challenge, and the kinds of claims that are frequently brought to the JREF.”

3 emails are currently showcased, and indeed, the stupid does burn.

Also, totally random and unrelated: Barnacle Sex!  (Like there could be a Bug_girl post without genitalia???)


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  1. And the editor of that very blog, Alison Smith, has agreed to do a Skepchick guest article, so watch this space. Well, not THIS space, this space is mine. I'm not done with it either. See? Still typing.

    Any questions/suggestions for Alison? If there's something you're dying to know about life inside JREF, the MDC, or whether or not Randi dyes his beard, now's your chance. I can forward a list to her before she writes her article. She also runs SAPS.

  2. Hmm, has she quit smoking yet?

    As for life inside the JREF, I just can't help but wonder how often Randi entertains everyone with yet another magic trick (would that ever get old?)

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