Recently, James Randi took the time to conduct a Skype video chat with students at Mexico's Tecnológico de Monterrey, a higher education institution dedicated to creating new generations of entrepreneurs. In 2010, Professor Felipe Quintanilla helped to form a student group devoted to science and critical thinking, and they have enjoyed conferences with notable leaders in the skeptical world.
Randi answered student questions about his history as a magician and how a background in conjuring gave him the unique ability to recognize the tricks used by charlatans to fool the public into thinking they have supernatural abilities. He also discussed the founding of the James Randi Educational Foundation and how we have furthered our mission of science advocacy and education over the years.
Special thanks to Professor Quintanilla for allowing his students a chance to speak with Randi reinvigorate their passion for critical thinking.