Paranormal Skeptic on National Geographic Channel Is It Real?
8/7/1928, Toronto, Ontario
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No biography is available for James Randi.
Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
The Amazing Randi
- Trivia & Quotes
James is a member of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), an organization dedicated to investigating claims of the paranormal through a scientific point of view and giving the results to the public as well as fellow scientists. Other famous members of CSICOP include Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, mathematician Martin Gardner, and science television host Bill Nye.
James received the Humanist Distinguished Service Award from the American Humanist Association in 1990.
James has an asteroid named by NASA after him, 3163 Randi.
James won the prestigious MacArthur Foundation's "Genius" award in 1986, for his efforts to educate the public about pseudoscience and superstition.
James has written two novels, "Flim Flam" (1982), in which he gave his observations on claimed supernatural phenomena such as UFOs, The Bermuda Triangle, Divining and other topics, and "Conjuring" (1991), a historical encyclopedia about famous magicians and their tricks of the trade.