Aug 252011
 
What: A Lecture by James Randi
Date: September 25
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location:  University of Alberta campus, Telus Centre (U of A Campus), TEL 150, 111 Street and 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB (map)
Tickets can be purchased at the event
Cost: General Public $15, Current U of A Students $10, CFI Members $10
(NOTE: U of A students and CFI Members will need proof that they are students/members in order to receive a discount)
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=258752777485667

The Amazing James Randi is coming to Edmonton!

James Randi is embarking on a whirlwind cross-Canada tour hosted by the Centre for Inquiry Canada.

He will be stopping in Edmonton, at the University of Alberta, where he will be giving a lecture on human psychology and how easily it can be manipulated to make people believe in psychics, UFOs, ghosts, and other paranormal and pseudo-scientific phenomena. 

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 the public’s eyes in the name of the supernatural.

He is the author of numerous books, including The Truth About Uri GellerThe Faith HealersFlim-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.

The University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics are proudly co-hosting this event with CFI (Centre For Inquiry) Edmonton.