„Sir, there is a distinct difference between having an open mind and having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out.“

—  James Randi, Swift, 30 December 2005,. "McGill University Featuring Pseudoscience" http://web.archive.org/web/20110108172522/http://www.randi.org/jr/200512/123005museum.html#i8 http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/living/17126222.htm April 24, 2007.
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