LAWYER VICTOR ZAMMIT
CROSS-EXAMINES SKEPTIC James RANDI
(This is a continuation from part 2)
those who never heard of J Zwingi Randi before, below is
a very brief 'cross-examination' on just a few issues. For
decades closed minded skeptic Randi is on record for organizing
hoaxes to fool, cheat, mislead and deceive innocent people.
He has viciously attacked mediums, psychics and afterlife
investigators. This is a cross-examination on just some
of the things he has said, done and implied. He continues
to deny the existence of the paranormal even when there
is objective and repeatable evidence for the paranormal
and the afterlife produced by scientists and empiricists
- and lawyers.
would be fairly close to a real cross-examination- the information
is taken from what Randi has ALREADY ACCEPTED and IMPLIED.
Some very minor flexibility and embellishment consistent
with Randi’s beliefs and record have been used for
easier reading and understanding of the script. In no way
this closed minded skeptic's beliefs are misrepresented.
Words in caps are there for emphasis - very important in
(Continues from Part
Randi: I was honest ... in my hoaxes ...
you were HONEST in your DECEPTION?
… Let me remind you that you are on oath – it
IS on record you instigated and organized serious public
hoaxes .. YES or NO?
Randi: Yes …
Victor: Do you know Steve Shaw and
Randi: Yes, yes …
Victor: You are on record for claiming that you used these
teenagers in what has become known as the notorious Alpha
Project HOAX- that correct?
Randi: Yes, I had a lot to do with that ... no it's not
notorious ... at my age I don't remember all the details
... it's been a while ago now ..
Victor: You DON’T remember
all that well? With His Honor’s permission, let me
jog the witness’ memory of incidents the defendant
has already admitted to before I ask the question again.
The public record claims that you, James Randi, took credit
for coaching these two boys, to infiltrate an important
psychic research project to try to deceive and misrepresent
themselves as psychics to experimenters who were trying
to see if some aspect of the paranormal was valid.
For the purpose of the record, did YOU PERSONALLY coach
these two boys mentioned to mislead the experimenters in
the Alpha project?
Randi: Yes ... those so-called scientific
experimenters needed to learn a lesson ...
Victor: But the record shows that when the experimenters
applied 'controlled-testing' your stooges COULD NOT PASS
the controlled test, COULD NOT FOOL anyone that they had
psychic abilities ... right?
Randi: Yes, but it took them a long
Victor: and you caused great waste of their funding ...
Do you understand that no fake psychic has ever beaten properly
controlled tests based on scientific method when PROFESSIONALLY
handled by scientists?
Randi: I can't accept that ...
Victor: Then tell us WHEN and WHERE fake psychics ever beat
properly controlled tests...
Randi: (No answer) ...
Victor: Did you not try to create
a PUBLIC MISCHIEF, a PUBLIC NUISANCE to MALICIOUSLY try
to HUMILIATE by way of a HOAX, to DENIGRATE the decent and
honest experimenters, to knowingly waste funding? Yes or
Randi: Yes, I was doing a service
to the public … I showed that the scientists were
too lenient with their tests and were ignorant of basic
information about how to detect fraud …
Victor: What evidence do you have to show that the scientists
were lenient or incompetent?
Randi: I just know ….
Victor: Of course, there is another possible reason for
your negative involvement. If the results of well funded
psychic tests were postitive you could LOSE your career
of debunking-the-psychics and have to go back to working
for a living, right?
Randi: No, that's not right ...
Victor: Further, how can you prove
the scientists in the Alpha Project were lenient and not
adhering to Scientific Method, when you admit you know absolutely
nothing about Scientific Method?
Randi: I just know …
Victor: Ahh ... YOU'RE
Randi: (Does not answer)
Victor: Isn't that the logical conclusion - you're not
professionally trained, you're not
a scientist, you've never
done any study on Scientific Method, then you say,
you JUST KNOW .. that's exactly how a psychic
or a medium would answer - they just know, right?
Randi: (Does not respond) ....
Victor: Or you wouldn't be like
that gentleman from the Vatican - claiming to be omniscient
Randi: (does not answer)
Victor: Or are you just deluding yourself about how much
Randi: NO I'm not deluding myself ...
Victor: But you do
know how to organize hoaxes ... which in fact means MISLEADING
... CHEATING ... TICKERY and NEGATIVE MANIPULATION of the
Randi: not really
Victor: You already accepted you were responsible for the
Alpha Project HOAX and a HOAX is about DECEPTION .... RIGHT?
Randi: Yes, yes but...
Victor: But, when you gave that press release about the
Alpha Project, you told the journalists that you had fooled
Randi: I told them the truth ...
Victor: The truth? ...Would it not
be the whole TRUTH to say that what you did to the experimenters
in the Alpha Project will go down in history as a most SHAMEFUL
and most DISGUSTINGLY CONCOCTED FRAUD?
Randi: I was doing a service …
I showed that scientists can be fooled …
Victor: But the experimenters were NOT fooled
... YOU TOLD THE MEDIA they
were fooled ... it just took them some time to flush out
the fraudulent stooges ... do you want to dispute that?
Randi: Not really ...
Victor: Just one more question before
we move on … You get money for NOT accepting the paranormal,
YES or NO ..
Randi: For educating
the public about critical thinking …
Victor: Answer the question …
Randi: Yes …
Victor: Now, if the scientists and
lawyers are producing the proof for the paranormal and you
accept the proof, won't you LOSE FUNDING …and YOU
LOSE MONEY …YOU LOSE PRESTIGE, you LOSE the kind of
more media attention … and become a
complete NON-ENTITY, A NOBODY, A HAS-BEEN AND A FAILURE?
Randi (nervously): No … not
really … I reject that ..
Victor: If you ACCEPT that the paranormal and the afterlife
evidence are real, would you not feel you have completely
WASTED YOUR LIFE as a debunker knowing toward the end of
your life you have been absolutely WRONG all the time ...
Randi: No ... I don't accept that ...
Victor: Is that the real reason why you CONTINUE rejecting
the paranormal and the afterlife evidence – the real
FEAR that you’ll go from being a rooster
to a feather-duster
– completely forgotten, ending in the dustbin of history?
Randi: I reject the claim …
Victor: Of course you do ....
PART 4 NEXT WEEK
Chapter 4 Cross examination