Megabuck Challenge LIVE

Megabuck Challenge LIVE

Megabuck Challenge LIVE

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Jan. 4 2008 9:48 PM

Megabuck Challenge LIVE

Welcome to all the REDDITers! Someone asked if this will be broadcast on TV: not TV as such, but we're talking about recording it or possibly streaming it live! Stay Tuned.

I just found out that there will be a LIVE test for James Randi's $1,000,000 Challenge at TAM 5.5!

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This is very cool: Chris Cordero is a gentleman who claims that he can psychically project images into someone else's mind. Something like this is pretty easy to test, obviously, and can be done in a statistical sense as well. For example, he can try to make someone see a specific playing card, and this can be done, say, 100 times. Statistical tests can be applied to see if the person was correct the number of times you'd expect from random guessing, or if there really is something going on.

Randi has one million bucks set aside for anyone who can prove they have some sort of paranormal power. The person has to go through a preliminary test first before getting the real test for the money. Mr. Cordero has agreed to do the prelim test live at TAM 5.5.

I'm excited by this; I've never participated in anything like this before, and I get to MC it! W00t!

You can find out more on the JREF forum.

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