Science, Pseudoscience and Nonsense: A Clarification by James Randi
Sat, Apr 20
Support for this event provided by the Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking.
Entry to the event will begin 30 minutes prior to the show at 11AM for those with general admission tickets. Please have ticket printed or ready on your smart phone or tablet.
Entry for wait list tickets will begin 10 minutes prior to the show at 11:20AM and will be first come first serve.
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Price: Free, Registration Recommended
Franklin Theater, The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
SpeakersJames RandiJames 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. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a one-hour PBS NOVA special on Randi’s major investigations. 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 and television appearances have delighted — and vexed — audiences around the world. In 1996, the James Randi Education Foundation was established to further Randi’s work. Randi’s long-standing challenge to psychics now stands as a $1,000,000 prize administered by the Foundation. It remains unclaimed.
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PartnersThe Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.Philadelphia Association for Critical ThinkingPhiladelphia Association for Critical ThinkingPhACT is Philadelphia’s Scientific Skepticism organization promoting Critical Thinking through lecture and investigation of fringe science and paranormal claims since 1994.