James Randi

James Randi (1928–2020) was a magician and escape artist, who became internationally renowned as an investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. He received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1986 for his work in investigating claims of the supernatural, occult, and paranormal powers—in particular his exposures of evangelist-healers and of TV ‘psychics’ such as Uri Geller.