Phil Plait announced today that he is ascending the ranks of the skeptic community by accepting the Presidency of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). But that’s not why I’m writing.
After reading JREF’s press release, I went to the website and found their forums that include the list of people who have applied for the $1M Challenge. If you’re not familiar with the challenge, JREF offers a million dollars to anyone who can demostrate under controlled, mutually acceptable conditions that they have a paranormal power. The forum details the correspondence with various applicants for the prize. It’s interesting reading.