Congratulations to Beth Goodbody of Virginia, who has won an iPad 2 and eBook version of James Randi's classic Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions.
Beth writes: "I'm stunned. Happy, but stunned! . . . I started out as one of the those people that believed in psychic powers, telepathy and such. As I started learning more and more about the sciences and how real science can be proven again and again I started to lose those other beliefs. . . Along the way I found the books of James Randi and then the JREF website. I've learned so much from Mr. Randi and the JREF on how to look at the supernatural and the claims of hucksters and how to apply critical thinking to those claims and call them properly what they are. . . . Thanks for drawing my name!"
As announced yesterday over the JREF's social networks, Beth's name was selected at random out of 5987 total contest entries. Thank you to everyone who participated!
The contest was offered as a special thank-you to our online supporters for helping the JREF get the word out about the new ebook version of James Randi's Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions.
The JREF sees digital publishing as an important tool for advancing its educational mission to bring scientific skepticism to new audiences. Watch for additional titles to be released by the JREF in the coming months, including new digital-only releases and enhanced versions of some the most important classic and contemporary works of skeptical literature.