Psychology Club Speaker Series

Ohlone College Psychology Club logo.The Ohlone College Psychology Club is proud to announce the first Fall 2015 installment in the Psychology Club Speaker Series.

An Evening with James Randi

James Randi dressed as wizard.Led by the uncaring media—as always—the American public continues to adore every new guru who attracts their attention by offering them quack cures, magical answers to important questions, and wisdom from other dimensions. Screeching preachers and smiling chiropractors keep an older generation glued to TV screens in the wee hours awaiting their tearful pleas for "donations"—with zero results. It's time we began to get smart and reject these crooks.

Modern science—medical and otherwise—is not perfect, yet it saves millions of lives every week, worldwide, but we must develop insulation against dangerous nonsense. James Randi, professional magician and author of eleven books on quackery and tricks presented as genuine wonders, offers us the latest news of wonders offered as knowledge, and if enticed he may even astonish us with a minor miracle or two of his own creation…

James "The Amazing" Randi is a world-famous magician and escape artist who has devoted the past 40 years to debunking charlatans of all stripes, including self-described psychics, homeopaths and other medical frauds, claims of occult phenomena, and all manner of flim-flam. He's a bestselling author, an educator, as well as an entertainer, who has converted literally millions of people to skepticism and rationality via books, television appearances, public talks, and his James Randi Education Foundation. His $1,000,000 prize for proof of paranormal or psychic powers has remained unclaimed for decades.

About the Psychology Club Speaker Series

The Ohlone College Psychology Club began its Speaker Series in Spring of 2009 with the mission of hosting talks from professionals whose work contributes to critical thinking, skepticism, and science.

Each talk is focused on a specific theme which is the topic of discussion and learning at each of our weekly club meetings that semester.  This allows us to invite a new prominent speaker to contribute her or his knowledge and perspective every semester. Lively conversation, debate, and collaboration are hallmarks of these events.

The talks are the result of the hard work of Psychology Club members who volunteer their time to plan and execute the entire event.  All proceeds are used to fund future educational talks.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Ohlone College Psychology Club, please contact Sheldon Helms at

Previous Speakers

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