James RandiIt appears that the James Randi Educational Foundation have had their YouTube account suspended – no reason is known. The JREF are an outstanding bulwark against the rise of paranormal and supernatural ideas in society, internationally.  The blog and forum at the JREF website make for excellent reading.  I cannot for the life of me see why this decision can have be made.  The JREF’s mission, as quoted from their website:

The James Randi Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1996. Its aim is to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today.

This mission statement seems eminently reasonable to me.  You can write letters in protest, though I guess it would help if we knew why the JREF’s account had been suspended.  Perhaps the JREF trod on too many toes -from what I’ve read, YouTube tend to react quickly to takedown requests, but can be persuaded to reverse their decision, as in the case of David Colquhoun’s video work.

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